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Armadillo World Headquarters Strikes a New Chord

February 16, 2024 | By

Dave Dalton Thomas

The Armadillo World Headquarters never grew old. But its legend sure as hell did.
As a venue, it lasted not quite 11 years, from mid-1970 to the first hours of 1981.

Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel Puts Texas Music History Up for Auction

October 13, 2022 | By Joe Gross

There comes a time in every person’s life when they must look around at their many possessions and declare: This all needs to live somewhere else.

From Ray Benson to Debbie Reynolds, What It Takes to Be a Native Texan

June 8, 2021 | By Michael Corcoran

Ray Benson Reflects on 50 Years of Seminal Western Swing Band Asleep at the Wheel

August 21, 2020 | By Joe Nick Patoski

Death of Singer Leon Rausch Marks the End of an Era in Western Swing

May 15, 2019 | By Michael Corcoran

Hired by Bob Wills in 1958, Leon Rausch was the voice of the Texas Playboys for six decades, so his death Tuesday in Fort Worth at age 91 marks the end of an era.

Gone Ameripolitan

January 12, 2017 | By Matt Joyce

Veteran Austin honky-tonker Dale Watson says it’s gotten harder and harder to explain his music to strangers—the curious truck-stop bystander intrigued by Watson’s tour bus emblazoned with his autograph or the barber trimming his signature pompadour before a far-flung road show.

The June 2024 cover of Texas Highways: Treasures from the Coast

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