Miles-tones

Strait Bonin' Turns Our Beloved Icon into King of Porn Country

Of course you all know that today is George Strait's 60th birthday, and the King of Country just announced that he is coming back to RodeoHouston next spring for a March 17 date with Martina McBride and the Randy Rogers Band. What a great end that will be to a torrid week at SXSW in Austin. This will no doubt be a hot ticket come rodeo season. People may do immoral things for a chance to get inside.

In honor of King George's birthday -- the only royalty allowed in Texas -- I could rattle off my favorite songs, his saddest songs, his Cajun songs....the list goes on. I could even tell you all again about my belief that he is the Morrissey of the Lone Star State.

Is there an artist out there -- a Texas artist, namely -- who traffics in the same torment and heartbreak as Mozz? Not in the same grandly emotional ornate way, but in a more sober and uniquely stoic Texas fashion. The way our fathers would deal with the heartbreaking machinations of an ex-girlfriend or ex-wife?

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Craig Hlavaty
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