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Tony Brown

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2014

    Jim Lauderdale Is Way Past Where the Sidewalk Ends

    One of the most respected songwriters in the suddenly-chic genre called Americana had been chasing the dream of a recording deal ten years when he finally found success through the backdoor to Nashville at age 35. Jim Lauderdale, 57, who visits Dosey Doe's satellite Music Cafe in Conroe Saturday ni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2012

    Houston Scores Big-Time In Latest Edition Of Encyclopedia Of Country Music: Part 7

    Three former Houstonians who have been included in the second edition of the Encyclopedia of Country Music defy all odds. To call Rodney Crowell, Lyle Lovett, or Steve Earle a "country songwriter" or a "country singer" is the grossest simplification. All three have a huge streak of the folk traditi ... More >>

  • Music

    January 27, 2011

    Pickin' on Nashville

    Vince Gill centers himself through bluegrass and digs Miranda Lambert.

  • News

    May 13, 2010

    Blowing Smoke

    Could Valero empty the coffers of Texas schools?

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Nashville Royalty Waylon Payne Plays Mucky Duck Thursday

    The son of music royalty - his father is Willie Nelson guitarist Jody Payne, his mother was Nashville hitmaker Sammi Smith of "Help Me Make It Through the Night" fame - Waylon Payne is one of the best of the new breed of Nashville's young writers in Nashville. So good, in fact, he's nominated for a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: This Is Not (Really) a Best-Of-2009 List

    ‚ÄčLonesome, Onry and Mean saw a great comment from Dave Alvin on Facebook recently that went something like this: "I do not do Best of lists or End of the Decade lists, the only lists I do are 'crap I have to do' lists." We gladly second that, Dave, as there is nothing other than Christmas shopping ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2008

    The Roaster Meets Cracker Barrel

    Perhaps it was inevitable: Allen Parkway Village native Kenny Rogers, who owned his own chain of rotesserie-chicken restaraunts in the '90s and shall forever after be known as "The Roaster," has partnered with home-cooking restaraunt franchise Cracker Barrel (mmm... that's good eatin') to release a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2008

    A Stopover in Strait Country

    The virtues of satellite radio are too numerous to list here, but besides commercial-free episodes of American Top 40 with Casey Kasem every Saturday and Sunday, Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour and Tom Petty's Buried Treasure all day Wednesdays and Thursdays and the dormant-but-back-soon all-Led Z ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2006

    Top Ten Country Albums, 2006

    Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music The Nashville way of making music is unlike any other, comparable only to the studio system of Hollywood's golden age— a closed system of songwriters, producers, record labels and artists that creates most of the sounds you don't want to admit you li ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 25, 2006
  • Music

    December 11, 2003

    He's Gone Country

    Jason Allen finds himself in the music he once tried to escape

  • News

    December 11, 2003

    Bile on the Isle

    The wild fight between an entrepreneur and the Galveston port for loot from cruise-ship lots

  • Music

    June 10, 1999

    Jazz Alchemists

    Acoustic Alchemy was soft jazz before soft jazz was soft?

  • Music

    October 10, 1996
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