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Tyler Childers, Mike And The Moonpies Set For Pickathon 2019 Lineup

Tyler Childers, Mike And The Moonpies Set For Pickathon 2019 Lineup

Pickathon has announced its first round of artists for the 2019 installment of its Americana-in-the-wilderness music festival, with Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats joined by fellow headliners Khruangbin, Mandolin Orange and Tyler Childers. The three-day lineup features more than 50 artists including Mike and the Moonpies. Read more about Pickathon here. .MORE

Jimi Divine, April 8, 1986-December 26, 2018

Jimi Divine, April 8, 1986-December 26, 2018

Texoma lost an incredible musician Wednesday morning, December 26, 2018. Born James Divine, some musicians called him the Blues Man, others titled him Mr. Strat, but most knew him as Jimi. He played the United States with his unique style influenced by his heroes Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy and of course Jimi Hendrix. Jimi Divine…MORE

Chris Stapleton, Emmylou Harris & Eric Church Join Willie Nelson Concert Celebration

Chris Stapleton, Emmylou Harris & Eric Church Join Willie Nelson Concert Celebration

Event producer Blackbird Presents has announced the addition of Chris Stapleton, Emmylou Harris, Eric Church and Jimmy Buffett for a concert celebration of Willie Nelson. Willie: Life & Songs Of an American Outlaw, a Willie Nelson All-Star Concerts Celebration is also adding performances from Bobby Bare, Jamey Johnson, Lukas Nelson, Margo Price, Micah Nelson, Nathaniel Rateliff,…MORE

Texas Songwriter Charlie Robison Says He Can No Longer Sing

Texas Songwriter Charlie Robison Says He Can No Longer Sing

Red Dirt singer-songwriter Charlie Robison has announced his retirement from performing, citing complications from surgery earlier this year via a post on his Facebook page Monday night. “[A]t the beginning of this year I underwent a surgical procedure that because of complications left me with the permanent inability to sing. Therefore, with a very heavy heart I…MORE

Willie Nelson Will Headline A Rally For Beto O’Rourke

Willie Nelson Will Headline A Rally For Beto O’Rourke

At his annual 4th of July Picnic near Austin earlier this summer, Willie Nelson welcomed Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke onstage to join him on guitar for set-closing renditions of “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die” and “Will the Circle Be Unbroken.” There’s a good chance that the country icon and galvanizing…MORE

Cody Jinks’ Loud And Heavy Fest Is Outlaw Alternative to Status Quo

Cody Jinks’ Loud And Heavy Fest Is Outlaw Alternative to Status Quo

Cody Jinks started to let loose as his inaugural Loud and Heavy Fest wound down in Fort Worth, Texas, on Saturday night. With his hometown skyline for a backdrop, the 38-year-old country singer wanted his fans to join in on a song that may as well be his anthem, “Cast No Stones.” “Alright, your turn!” Jinks…MORE

How Shooter Jennings Mixes Outlaw Country, Nerdy Cool On New Album

How Shooter Jennings Mixes Outlaw Country, Nerdy Cool On New Album

Shooter Jennings wants to tour with robots. Which, if you’ve been following the songwriter’s eclectic career, makes complete and perfect sense. While he may be the son of leather-and-lace country couple Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter, the 39-year-old is less inspired by the outlaw Seventies than he is the outsized Eighties. He’s obsessed with vintage video…MORE

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