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LSM’S 2018 REVIEW ROUND-UP … AND CATCH-UP (PART 2) Continuing our look back at some of our favorite Americana albums of the past year

Last month, we kicked off the new year with a round-up of all of the albums we reviewed in 2018 — along with new reviews …

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LSM’s 2018 review round-up … and catch-up (Part 1) As we look forward to a 2019 promising a bumper crop of new releases from many of our favorite artists, here's a look back at some of the most notable Americana, Texas, and Red Dirt albums of 2018

With new albums by Hayes Carll, Ryan Bingham, Flatland Cavalry, Robert Ellis, and Rob Baird all due for release in the first quarter alone, 2019 …

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LSM Playlist: Remembering Brandon Jenkins 10 standout tracks — old and brand new — by the Red Dirt Legend

By Mike Ethan Messick When Oklahoma singer-songwriter Brandon Jenkins died on March 2, 2018, after several harrowing days of fighting for his life in the wake of …

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After All This Time: LSM’s Rodney Crowell Album Poll & Guitar Giveaway Want to win a guitar autographed by the Houston Kid? All you gotta do is vote!

Rodney Crowell’s new album, Close Ties, will be released on March 31 on New West Records. If you preorder a CD or vinyl copy now through March 30 …

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LSM Playlist: The Best of Americana 2016 Our staff picks for the best albums of the past year are, fittingly, all over the map

Consensus, schmensus! When we asked our core staff and contributors to put together their individual Top 10 lists of their favorite Americana releases of 2016, we kinda …

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The New Offenders, the people's favorites. (Courtesy of New Offenders)
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New Offenders top LSM’s Best of 2016 Reader’s Poll Willie, Sturgill, Whiskey Myers and Bonnie Whitmore round out Top 5

By Richard Skanse Move over, Donald — you are now only the second most surprising winner of 2016. Actually, as shocking as the November presidential election …

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LSM’s 2016 In-Store Roundup A look back at the year in live performances at Superfly's Lone Star Music Emporium

By Richard Skanse One of the coolest things about having a brick-and-mortar record store (Superfly’s Lone Star Music Emporium in San Marcos, Texas) as part …

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Lone Star Music’s Best of 2016 Reader Poll Cast your votes for your favorite Americana, Texas, and Red Dirt albums of the year

LoneStarMusicMagazine.com wants to know: What were YOUR favorite Americana, Texas, and/or Red Dirt music albums of the year? We’ve taken the liberty of rounding up …

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Michael Corcoran’s Texas Top 50 Rounding up the greatest Lone Star State recordings of all time

By Michael Corcoran The ranking of Texas songs is not a new idea. I think the first person who took on the task held back …

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LSM Playlist: Singing the Nashville Blues 12 anthems from the "minor leagues" about fighting — or joining — the country music mainstream

By Mike Ethan Messick The strained relationship between mainstream country music’s Nashville epicenter and the relatively left-field artistic frontier of Texas goes at least all …

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