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Austin’s House of Songs gets PBS spotlight KLRU-TV's "Arts in Context" episode on innovative songwriting program to air Oct. 31

Austin’s House of Songs, the cultural exchange program which pairs some of the city’s best songwriters with visiting troubadours from around the world for unique and mutually …

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ACL Fest 2016, Americana style (Weekend 2) LSM's picks for the best Americana acts at this weekend's Austin City Limits Music Festival

By Lone Star Music Staff Headed out to Zilker Park Oct. 7-9 for the second weekend of the 15th annual Austin City Limits Music Festival? …

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ACL Music Fest 2016 Recap (Weekend 1, Sept. 30-Oct. 2) Welcome back, my friends, to the show that never ends …

By Richard Skanse It’s been a couple days now since Weekend 1 (Sept. 30-Oct. 2) of the 15th annual Austin CIty Limits Music Festival came …

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Kacey Musgraves performs Sunday (Oct. 2) at the Austin City Limits Music Festival. (Photo courtesy Kacey Musgraves)
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ACL Fest 2016, Americana style Headed to Zilker Park for the Austin City Limits Music Festival this weekend? Here’s LSM’s guide to the lineup’s must-see Americana (and Americana-ish) acts

By Lone Star Music Staff When the very first Austin City Limits Music Festival was held way back in 2002, the two-day-only lineup boasted a …

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Jason Isbell and wife Amanda Shires performing at the 15th annual Americana Honors & Awards in Nashville. (Photo by Lynne Margolis)
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Isbell, Stapleton take top honors at Americana music awards Past, present and future of roots music celebrated at star-studded Americana Honors & Awards in Nashville

By Lynne Margolis In a night filled with Americana luminaries — and even the Lumineers — the one artist who made history during the 15th …

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Miranda Lambert in her video for "Vice." (Photo by Becky Fluke)
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Miranda Lambert douses the “flame” Texas-born country star cancels three home-state dates of her Keeper of the Flame tour

By Lynne Margolis Country star Miranda Lambert has canceled the three Texas dates of her Keeper of the Flame tour due to vocal problems, promoter …

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Jim Lauderdale, aka "the WagonMaster." (Photo courtesy Jim Lauderdale)
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And the Americana Lifetime Achievement Awards go to … Lauderdale, Colvin, Weir, Bell, Bragg and Guthrie earning honors at 15th annual Americana Music Association awards presentation

  By Lynne Margolis Jim Lauderdale has emceed the Americana Music Association’s Honors & Awards shows almost since the organization began presenting awards in 2002. …

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For the sake of the songs Townes Van Zandt, 2 other Texas natives to be inducted into Nashville Songwriters HOF

By Lynne Margolis Texas songwriter Townes Van Zandt will be among the 2016 inductees into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, the organization announced Tuesday. …

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George Reiff at his home (and recording studio) in Austin, 2015. (Photo by Richard Skanse)
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Musicians rally for one of their own Bassist/producer George Reiff battling cancer with help from his friends

By Lynne Margolis One of the Austin music community’s greatest traits is its collective willingness to support a member in need. But when word began …

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Ely beats Willie! Joe Ely's self-titled 1977 debut voted king of the hill in our progressive country "Shotgun Showdown"

Our readers have spoken — or rather, clicked and voted — and the verdict is in: The self-titled 1977 debut by Lubbock-reared roots rocker Joe Ely …

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