Texas music history

The Return of Dallas’ Legendary Longhorn Ballroom

March 23, 2023 | By Michael Corcoran

Asleep at the Wheel was getting ready to play the Longhorn Ballroom in Dallas on May 13, 1975, when a reporter knocked on the bus door to tell them that their hero, Bob Wills, had just passed away.

Michael Martin Murphey Is Having a Ball Celebrating 30 Years of His Cowboy Christmas Tour

December 6, 2022 | By Heather Brand

For 30 years, Michael Martin Murphey, 77, has been ringing in the holiday season with his Cowboy Christmas tour, which includes multiple stops throughout Texas and a few surrounding states.

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.

50 Years Ago, Willie Nelson United Cowboys and Hippies at the Armadillo World Headquarters

August 10, 2022 | By Michael Corcoran

With the Vietnam War still raging in the summer of 1972, there was a cultural chasm that seemed too wide to cross in Texas: Longhairs weren’t welcome in honky-tonks, and cowboys didn’t mingle with “peaceniks.” But five words built a bridge.

History, Memories Sold as ‘Austin City Limits’ Backdrop Goes on the Auction Block

July 27, 2021 | By John Nova Lomax

The word “iconic” gets thrown around way too much for my liking, but it does exist for good reasons.

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