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Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit: The odds of these guys winning at least one Americana Award this year? Pretty, pretty good. (Photo by Danny Clinch)
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Nominees announced for 2018 American Music Association’s Honors & Awards Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile, Margo Price and John Prine in the running for "Artist of the Year"

By Richard Skanse If you’re inclined to place bets, here’s three sure things (well, three surely sure things) you can count on when it comes to the …

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Oklahoma's Turnpike Troubadours, co-founders of Medicine Stone, headline the second night of this year's festival. (Photo courtesy Medicine Stone/RPR Media)
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Medicine Stone tickets go on sale June 1 Turnpike Troubadours and Jason Boland's 6th annual, weekend-long Red Dirt music super fest set for Sept. 20-22 in Tahlequah, OK 

By Richard Skanse While it might be logistically impossible to jam every major and up-and-coming act from the Red Dirt/Texas music scene onto one festival …

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Kevin Fowler tackles Pat Green's "Southbound 35" on the new tribute album, "Dancehall Dreamin'." (Photos courtesy Triple 8 Management)
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LSM Song Premiere: “Southbound 35” by Kevin Fowler, from “Dancehall Dreamin’: A Tribute to Pat Green” Hear Mr. "Beer, Bait & Ammo" take one of his buddy's biggest Texas country anthems for a turbo-charged joyride.

By Richard Skanse “What the hell am I doing up here in Kansas City?” Anytime Pat Green sang those words during one of his concerts …

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Willie and Lukas Nelson (Photo by John Carrico)
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2018 Luck Reunion: It’s just better out there Willie Nelson's Ranch, Spicewood, Texas, March 15, 2018

By Richard Skanse Much like the fitness zealots who run every marathon actively looking forward to their next 26-mile endorphin binge, there are some people — a whole lot …

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LSM Video Premiere: Jeff Plankenhorn’s “Sleeping Dogs” The Austin singer-songwriter brings the hooks — and a little good advice — with the title track from his new solo album, due out May 4

By Richard Skanse Over the course of the last two decades, Jeff Plankenhorn has worked tirelessly to earn his rep as one of the most …

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Brandon Jenkins, aka the Red Dirt Legend (November 2017 Facebook Profile Photo)
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In Memoriam: Brandon Jenkins, June 7, 1969 – March 2, 2018 Requiem for a Red Dirt Legend

By Cody Oxley The Red Dirt music family lost one of its most beloved songwriting voices on Friday, March 2, when Brandon Dean Jenkins passed …

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The late Jimmy LaFave named “Musician of the Year” at Austin Music Awards Shinyribs, Willie Nelson, Whiskey Shivers, Ray Wylie Hubbard also win big at annual awards show

By Richard Skanse On a night dedicated to the celebration of the Austin music scene’s best, both long-established and on the rise, two of the biggest honors of …

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Dixie Chicks to headline 2018 MJ&M charity gala in Austin April 12 concert at ACL Live at the Moody Theater will help "Mack, Jack & McConaughey" help children's charities

By Richard Skanse Although it’s now been a dozen years since the release of their last studio album, the days when the Dixie Chicks’ status …

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A keeper from Jerry Jeff Walker's very first publicity photo shoot, taken in New Orleans in 1965. (Photo by Anne Edwards)
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The Wittliff Collections celebrates the wild life and times of Jerry Jeff Walker New San Marcos gallery exhibit chronicles the gypsy songman's remarkable journey from small town New York high school athlete to Texas music legend (and all points in between)

By Richard Skanse Talk about jumping right into the deep end … When Hector Saldana left his longtime gig at the San Antonio Express-News to start …

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Graham Weber (center) with his House of Songs Ozarks gang, visiting the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. (Courtesy House of Songs)
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House of Songs, Live from the Ozarks! Iced-in in Arkansas, songwriters hunker down for an intimate live-streamed house concert in advance of trip to Folk Alliance

By Richard Skanse Inclement weather can thwart a lot of well-laid plans, but it’s no match against the power of song — or rather, the …

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