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Justin Kemp Is Writing Songs and Touring Texas

“The thing I like most about being a songwriter is the ability to create. I like performing because it gives me a chance to hone-in on my songs — the ability to see which parts people react to the most. This helps in my writing process.”
June 21, 2019

Marty Stuart Appears at Music City Texas

Hillbilly Rock’s Marty Stuart performs at Music City Texas in Linden May 10. Tickets are $50. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m.
April 15, 2019

Townes Van Zandt Influence Continues Today

The late Townes Van Zandt is often referred to as the most influential Texas songwriter of the 20th century.
February 22, 2019

Upper East Side of Texas Women Are Nominees for Grammy Awards

Nominees for Grammy Awards this year include four talented women from the Upper East Side of Texas
December 25, 2018

Boogie Woogie Birthplace Is Official

In the Harrison County logging camps of the Texas and Pacific Railway, the throbbing beat of boogie-woogie was created by newly freed African-Americans.
October 24, 2018

Old Firehouse Celebrates 10th Anniversary

The Old Firehouse music venue in Edom recently announced its 10th anniversary season.
August 29, 2018

Greenville Welcomes Billy Bob Thornton

The Texan Theater in Greenville is one tour location on the long list of shows for actor/singer Billy Bob Thornton and his band.
June 27, 2018

Communities Present Summer Music Events

There are music acts all over the state of Texas this summer, many of them free. You can even bring your own chair, or blanket, and an ice chest of your favorite beverages. This is the inexpensive way to spend a summer’s evening and you won’t have to elbow your way through a crowd of paparazzi.
April 22, 2018

Regional Talents Release New Albums

Golden, Texas, native Kacey Musgraves is releasing her new album Golden Hour soon, her third LP of completely original material. According to Entertainment Weekly (EW), the music is influenced by Sade, Neil Young, and even her husband Ruston Kelly. The songs deal with different masks one uses to represent oneself.
February 22, 2018

Nominees for the 60th Grammy’s Include Numerous Talents with Ties to the Upper East Side of Texas

It’s no secret that amazing talent grows out of the Upper East Side of Texas like a magnolia in full bloom. This year’s Grammy nominations include a nice list of Who’s Who from the musically talented pool of the region.
December 29, 2017

Womack Has New Album Full of East Texas Soul

Lee Ann Womack’s new album “The Lonely, The Lonesome and The Gone,” is now available for purchase. It combines country, soul, gospel, and blues — genres that tie well to her East Texas roots.
October 30, 2017

Texas Country Music Awards Scheduled in September

August 27, 2017