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Sturgill Simpson is coming for you, Adele! (Courtesy Sturgill Simpson)
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Nominations announced for 59th annual Grammy Awards Sturgill Simpson, Maren Morris in running for some of this year’s top honors

By Richard Skanse When Sturgill Simpson, duly appointed member of the official Holy Trinity of Saving Country Music Messiahs (alongside Chris Stapleton and Jason Isbell), …

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King George at Gruene Hall. (Photo by Dale Martin)
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George Strait: The cowboy comes back home Gruene Hall, New Braunfels, Texas, Nov. 16, 2016

By Dale Martin When the reigning King of Country Music is poised to release his second box set, compiling the 50-some-odd hits and fan-favorites that …

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Up against the wall, birthday boy. (Courtesy Conqueroo)
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Up against the wall, Birthday Hubbard! Ray Wylie to celebrate 70th B-Day Bash this weekend at Austin's Paramount Theater

By Richard Skanse When Ray Wylie Hubbard was invited to last month’s Desert Trip festival in Indio, California, he responded with a polite but resolute …

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Savannah Welch, from Lone Star Music Magazine's 2012 cover story on the Trishas. (Photo by Silver Plate Photography
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Savannah Welch’s family issues statement on her injury Trishas singer and actress recuperating and in "good spirit" after being hit by car

By Richard Skanse Three days after Savannah Welch was airlifted to an Austin hospital following a serious accident in Wimberley, the family of the Texas singer-songwriter and …

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Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines performing Guy Clark's "The Dark" at Superfly's. (Photo by Richard Skanse)
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This one’s for him, too … Biographer Tamara Saviano pays tribute to Guy Clark with artist friends Hendrix, Maines, Leigh and McKay in San Marcos

By Richard Skanse Although it wasn’t quite on the same scale as the star-studded birthday salute held in Guy Clark’s honor five years ago at the Long …

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David Rodriguez: Too weird for Kerrville A remembrance by Craig Clifford, adapted from the new book, "Pickers & Poets: The Ruthlessly Poetic Singer-Songwriters of Texas"

Editor’s Note: In honor of the great but often under-sung, Houston-born singer-songwriter David Rodriguez, who passed away in the Netherlands a year ago this week, is …

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The stars align onstage at the Moody Theater for the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame ceremony. (Photo by Gary Miller, Courtesy KLRU-TV/Austin City Limits)
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Austin City Limits inducts latest Hall of Famers Kristofferson, Raitt, King and exec producer Dick Peterson feted; show will air Dec. 31

By Lynne Margolis Kris Kristofferson, Bonnie Raitt, the late B.B. King and retired Austin City Limits executive producer Dick Peterson became the third class of …

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A tale of two gatherings ACL Fest 2016, Part 2 (starring Willie!) and a visit from Ireland's "Other Voices" TV show make for a very exhausting — but magical — weekend of live music in Austin

By Lynne Margolis When Lone Star Music recruited me to cover the Austin City Limits Festival’s 15th anniversary weekends, I said “sure,” not realizing exactly …

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Mumford & Sons engage “Other Voices” in special Austin performance While the ACL Festival raged at Zilker, Arlyn Studios was hosting an Irish TV show with a stellar lineup of its own

By Lynne Margolis Some of the people sipping cocktails and schmoozing outside of Austin’s Arlyn Studios Saturday evening weren’t even sure who they were waiting …

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