Modern mainstream country music has been a safe haven for artists from other genres to lucratively cross over into for many years now. And it’s always humorous to see traditional country-loving elitists get all worked up over the perceived intrusi...
5 years ago | Concerts
There are great voices and then there are great rock voices. Alison Mosshart, lead singer for the Kills and the Dead Weather, absolutely resides in the latter. Her dramatic gift isn’t confined to scorching blues-inflected rockers, as evidenced by ...
5 years ago | Texas Music
In February of 2015, the corporately-controlled world of commercial country music suffered quite the shock when Aaron Watson’s The Underdog debuted in the Number One spot on Billboard’s Top Country Album chart. That announcement came only a few da...
On May 18, 2008 a 37-year-old Jack Ingram triumphantly took the stage of the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas to accept the ACM trophy for Best New Male Vocalist. Standing there in his GQ best, Ingram, who grew up in Houston before heading off for SMU...
Texas country has long been a tough realm of music to pin down with a nice, tidy definition. Unlike rock or hip-hop, it can be hard to know which song is a Texas country song, or simply a country song from an artist from Texas. Granger Smith (aka ...
For the most part, Texas country as a genre contains artists playing some sort of roots-driven music, leaning either more to the country end of the scale or the rock end. Also, the band probably needs to have some sort of connection to Texas. ...