On Thursday, May 18th, George Strait will be officially recognized by the Texas State Legislature as the 2017 State Musician of the Year for Texas. George, along with other candidates, were nominated for the distinction by the general public, and then sent to the Texas Commission on the Arts, which decides the final recipient.
The comment from Granger Smith came in a recent interview involving multiple reporters that was posted on The Boot Wednesday (7-13). Granger’s words were smoldering for numerous days until it spilled over Saturday, with Texas artist Wade Bowen and others taking exception to Granger’s comments publicly.
Country Music singer Randy Travis is in critical condition in a Texas hospital, according to his publicist. Travis was admitted the the hospital on Sunday for complications with viral cardiomyopathy that he acquired recently. Nothing else is known at this time. Please check back to Saving Country Music as we continue to update this developing story.
So of course as soon as I decide to leave the real world for a few days, the REAL country news wires get hot. So I’m sitting here in a crude “internet” cafe in the small interior Mexico mountain town of Xilitia, feeding a gerbil that runs in a wheel that somehow gives me some […]
Well, at least for the Winter . . . or at least part of the Winter. But maybe for longer. Actually I really have no idea what the hell is going on. I try to talk as little about myself around here as I can, because it is about the music, not about me. But […]
Wayne “The Train” Hancock has announced that he has a new lead guitar player, and his name is Matt Thomas. Matt replaces James Hunnicutt who toured with Wayne for a stint, and will be playing with the Hard Money Saints on the West Coast in September. Matt Thomas is from Austin, and the word from […]
My heroic dry spell of shows is about to come to an end my friends, because I am hitting the road and bearing down on various ports of call to take in some of the best good ole country music this fine country has to offer! Gas prices? Meh, my plan is to keep the […]
Yes its true, we piss and moan about pop country a lot around here. Maybe too much. I get emails for people upon occasion saying “Yeah, I hate pop country too, but who cares? Just don’t listen to it if you don’t like it. No need to make such a big deal about it.” Artists […]
If you don’t know who Kinky Friedman is, then holy shit. Aside from being a writer, columnist, humorist, governor of Texas candidate, this dude was one of the ORIGINAL country artists down in Austin, TX with Ray Wylie Hubbard, Michael Murphy, Jerry Jeff Walker, and the others, when Austin music and The Outlaws took country […]
First: –The good news came down yesterday that Restless in Amsterdam finally has had her number cruncher rescued from spybot virus hell, and is now back on the warpath for the Hank & Hank movements. Great news for us, bad news for the Nashville mob bosses. –The release of the Hank III Collector’s Tin HAS […]
If you have found your way to this dark corner of the internet, then you probably hate how homogenized radio has become. And if you were asked what you would like to hear on the radio, you would probably say you wanted to hear the great old stuff from Hank Sr. and Johnny Cash, as […]