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Talking baseball and country music with Charley Pride

Charley Pride moved to Dallas for the same reasons that people have flocked to the city for generations: He was…

Texas touring musicians share their travel hacks for the road

I try to think of myself as a wise and thrifty traveler. I stay in $50 motels instead of $100…

Tunes N’ Tubes

Whitewater Amphitheater has been called the Red Rocks of Texas, because like the Colorado concert favorite, the 5,600-capacity venue on…

Country Singer Aaron Watson's Texas independence streak

Ever since the 1999 debut of his first album, Singer/Songwriter, country crooner Aaron Watson has been blazing his own trail…

Tejano Conjunto Festival

The oldest and largest of its kind in the nation, the Tejano Conjunto Festival celebrates the style of this unique…

The Heart of Country Music

Tracy Pitcox still remembers the first record he ever bought. “It was a cassette of Ernest Tubb’s album Thanks A…

Bilingual Dreams

Austin musician Carrie Rodriguez bridges two worlds with her most recent album, Lola, which made both Rolling Stone’s list of…

Ballast of the Beat

The Old Austin crowd loves to reminisce about all-night jam sessions with Stevie Ray Vaughan and the lost progressive-country paradise…

Dance Hall Devotion

People pack the wall-to-wall tables in Gruene Hall, and the band has hit full swing when I walk in one…

Voting open for Ameripolitan Music Awards

Coming in the February issue of Texas Highways, we’ll preview the Ameripolitan Music Awards, an annual showcase of bands playing…

State of Music

No state is more musical than Texas, whose very geography seems to hum. Even the city names remind you of…

Fostering the blues

It was in Austin that Foster released her first album, Full Circle, in 1997, followed by eight more albums over…
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