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LSM Ultimate TX Country vs. Red Dirt Showdown: Round 2 As we advance to the Round of 32, here's a recap of what went down in Round 1

With the opening round of 64 in our Ultimate Texas Country vs. Red Dirt Album Showdown now in the books amid a total of over …

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The Ultimate Texas Country vs. Red Dirt Album Showdown We rounded up 64 of the biggest "LSM" albums of the last 17 years. Now YOU pick the biggest of the big.

As Lone Star Music celebrates our 17th year in business covering the Texas/Red Dirt scene, we present to you, the fans, our very first just-for-fun …

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2016 Record Store Day, Americana style … 12 exclusive RSD releases for the Texas/Americana music fanatic

By Richard Skanse As any self-respecting (and/or self-loathing, come pay-up time) vinyl junkie already knows, Record Store Day is Saturday, April 16. Out of the …

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LSM Playlist: Nashville’s “Great Credibility Scare” of the ’80s A dirty dozen maverick albums that rocked the country status quo

By Holly Gleason Thirty years ago, at a time when Nashville was running on the fumes of Merle, Waylon, Willie, and Emmy, the general state …

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LSM Playlist: SoCal Country Rock 101 11 genre-defining nuggets from the West Coast gold rush of the ’70s

By Bill Ramsey Often maligned and closely associated with soft rock and the so-called “yacht rock” of such artists as Michael McDonald, the popular Southern …

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LSM Playlist: Texas Country 101 15 landmark albums that helped launch the modern Texas/Red Dirt music scene

By Mike Ethan Messick The early to mid-1990s were a time of recalibration and resurgence for what it meant to be a Texas musician. Outlaw …

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LSM Playlist: Best of Americana 2015 Rounding up our favorite Americana, Texas and Red Dirt albums of 2015

Let’s be honest here: As fun as it is to compile (and peruse) these sorts of year-end deals, the fact is, the very idea of …

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LSM Wants to Know … What was your favorite duet of 2015?

From full-on duo albums (Randy and Wade, Emmylou and Rodney, Willie and Merle) to one-off marquee pairings (Robert Earl and Lyle, Pat and Lyle, other …

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Lone Star Music’s Best Selling Albums of 2015 (Pt. 1, No. 100-76) Our countdown of the top-selling Texas, Red Dirt, and Americana albums (CD & LP) of the year

From living legends like Willie Nelson, Robert Earl Keen, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Steve Earle, and Emmylou Harris to fan favorites William Clark Green, Josh Abbott, Kyle …

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