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Anthony "Lucky" Tomblin at the 2012 "A Labor of Love" tribute in his honor. (Photo by Diana Hendricks)
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In Memoriam: Lucky Tomblin, Oct. 24, 1943 – May 24, 2016 Family and friends remember beloved country singer, philanthropic lawyer and tireless champion of Texas music

By Richard Skanse Anthony “Lucky” Tomblin was 58 years old by the time he released his first full-length album, 2001’s Lucky Club Music (credited to …

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RIP: Guy Clark, Nov. 6, 1941 – May 17, 2016 Legendary Texas songwriter dead at 74

IBy Richard Skanse Guy Clark, the dean of Texas songwriters, passed away early Tuesday morning in Nashville. He was 74. The legendary troubadour, who won …

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Texas Country/Red Dirt artists react to the death of Merle Haggard Pat Green, Sunny Sweeney, Kevin Fowler, Cody Canada, Ray Wylie, the Robison brothers and more share their thoughts on the Hag and his influence on their life and music

By Chris Mosser Wednesday, April 6, 2016 was one of those days when something almost imperceptible, but somehow unmistakably palpable, changed. A dramatic shift in …

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Bourbon ’n’ “Big City” Merle Haggard sings us back home: A personal tribute to a life-changing legend

By Holly Gleason I didn’t like country music. Truth is, I probably didn’t really know what it was at all. Whiny, nasal, twang twang twang …

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Country music legend Merle Haggard dead at 79 From his 1962 debut single, "Skid Row," to his 2015 duo album with Willie Nelson, the Hag helped define the sound of classic country

By Richard Skanse Country Music Hall of Famer Merle Haggard, who charted 40 top 10 singles over the course of his legendary career, passed away …

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In Memoriam: Louis Jay Meyers From co-founding SXSW to bringing focus to Folk Alliance and banjos to "Tommy," Meyers' dedication to music was limitless

By Lynne Margolis Despite the uncanny timing, one of the few events Louis Jay Meyers certainly did not plan was his death from a heart …

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Victor Holk Mural in San Marcos. (Photo by Kristen Townsend)
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Before the fire, after the flood: Friends remember Victor Holk Two tributes to the late San Marcos songwriter, including the premiere of Colin Colby's "Colorado"

[Editor’s Note: San Marcos, Texas-based singer-songwriter Victor Holk, who passed away on Aug. 20, 2015 from injuries sustained in a tragic house fire in June, would …

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