We recently started a feature here on TXRDR where we ask someone ten random questions, usually having nothing at all to do with music, and let you guys get a glimpse of a side of that artist that you may not usually see. This week we figured that with his first solo and acoustic album coming out, who better to ask t Continue Reading...Read Full Article
So a little over two years ago, I went to a concert. It was at a bar I had been to dozens of times, headlined by a band I had seen several times. It’s a night that almost all of us have had before and will have again. It’s familiar but still fun. You know what to expect but that’s cool. And then so Continue Reading...Read Full Article
Brandon Rhyder is a guy who has established himself as one of the most talented artists in the Texas music scene over the years. He has consistently managed to put out some of the most solid albums time and again. That being said, his new release That's Just Me (due out Aug 20th) Continue Reading...Read Full Article
As an artist, he has too many hit songs to count. He has recorded and produced his own albums. He may or may not have multiple personalities but heck, that's part of his charm. Texas singer/songwriter Granger Smith is set to release his 9th studio album Dirt Road Driveway on April 16th Continue Reading...Read Full Article
America's Son, the 5th album from Oklahoma's No Justice, has found the band making a return to their country roots. The band readily admits they tried something different on their last release with front man Steve Rice explaining "This album Continue Reading...Read Full Article
So, did ya hear? The Departed released their album ADVENTUS last week. With this being the first album of original material from Cody Canada let's just address the elephant in the room right now. To say that any music coming from a band that formed out of the remains Continue Reading...Read Full Article
What a spectacular month May has been for record releases. Most recently Six Market Blvd. out of Stephenville, TX released their sophomore project, Shake It Down. They set the bar pretty high for themselves with their first release in 2010, Running On Seven. I still dig that record for Continue Reading...Read Full Article
Casey Donahew Band recently released their latest album "Double Wide Dream" which includes their current single by the same title.
Recently the music critic for the Continue Reading...Read Full Article
I don't know why when I look at the release date for Austin Allsup's latest project, I see Austin Allsup.
Maybe it's the commonality of his slender build and that of the number one. Maybe it's that his intials are A.A. and the letter A is the first (1) number of the the alphabet?&nbs Continue Reading...Read Full Article
During a year in which almost every artist in Texas has released a new album, there was no album I had been anticipating more than Drew Kennedy's Fresh Water In The Salton Sea. 2011 has seen new music from Stoney Larue, Jason Boland, and Cody Canada, among many other Texas Music favorites.   Continue Reading...Read Full Article
Warning - I am a big Adam Hood fan. First time I saw the guy play I knew he was one of the special ones. Not to mention that after Stoney LaRue blew up around 2005-2006 and all the young kids started flocking to his shows, Adam replaced him as my favorite performer to see live.
Soulful, bluesy singer/son Continue Reading...
Well, the wait is finally over! Stoney LaRue has released his new studio album “Velvet” after how many years?? I think I lost count, but that really isn’t the point. The point is that we all now have new Stoney to listen to Continue Reading...Read Full Article
When the album started with “Drink Myself Single” and “From a Table Away” I was really hoping that would set the tone for the album because I enjoyed both of those songs. After that she kind of lost me. I guess I didn’t realize how much it was going to sound like everything Continue Reading...Read Full Article
I remember many years ago seeing Eli Young Band live for the first time. It was right when “Level” was being released. The show was at Frontier City in Oklahoma City with several other artists, but I can still remember to this day how Continue Reading...Read Full Article
There are so many albums being released in the scene lately it is hard to keep up on the reviews, but I am going to get the long list of reviews started with Johnny Cooper’s Live at the Pub II. I have always been such a huge Continue Reading...Read Full Article
The “Live At Billy Bob’s” series has seen the likes of great music legends like Merle Haggard, John Conlee, and Willie Nelson who all have performed for the live recording not to mention Texas Red Dirt greats like Pat Green, Randy Rogers Band, and Wade Bowen. Now Brandon Rhyder can add his name to Continue Reading...Read Full Article
To be honest I had never really listened to Rich O’Toole in the past. I think the first song I really became a fan of was “The Cricket Song” and that was one of my reasons for deciding to get the album. I am really ha Continue Reading...Read Full Article
There are many, many people who have broken away from popular bands and tried to make it on their own. But the main problem when they try to break off is that either fans can’t decipher them from their former group or when they write their own music, it sounds too much like the original group that they ju Continue Reading...Read Full Article
Eli Young Band released their EP “Crazy Girl” on Tuesday. It’s a five song EP including the current single “Crazy Girl.”
I went into this EP not really knowing what to expect. I am still a huge fan of their album “Level.” I’m sure as man Continue Reading...Read Full Article
On more than one occasion I have been approached at a Red Dirt show and asked if I was Brian Burke? Having no idea who Brian Burke was, I just assumed that this was a coincidence and merely a result of a fan's significant consumption of adult beverages combined with a poorly lit venue Continue Reading...Read Full Article
Somebody needs to run some tests on the water coming out of the Ogallala Aquifer in Lubbock, TX. That, or start bottling it and selling it to young musicians looking to make it big on the Texas Red Dirt Roads.
With the follow up album to his 2003 release Dangerous Man, William Clark Gre Continue Reading...Read Full Article
Here is a blog written by a new TXRDR Road Crew member, Abby Gibson. Abby does promotion work for No Justice as well as PR work for Brandon Jackson (who you heard on the TXRDR Show on 4-17-2011), and new artist Chad Sullins.
Here is her take on the new EP "The First One" by Mike Ryan.
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Bleu Edmondson, a household name in the Texas Music genre, delivered his fans an early Christmas present in October with his fourth studio album, The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be.
Bleu’s trademark vocals and powerful lyrics hit full stride with this 10 track release. If you enjoyed Continue Reading...Read Full Article
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I enjoy getting free things in the mail. Especially when the free things are CDs, and especially when the free things are good CDs! That is what I found in my mailbox when I got home Continue Reading...Read Full Article
Four words could be used to sum up the debut album Nothing To Lose by Phil Hamilton And The Backroad Drifters:
Raw. Texas. Country. Music.
When I first listened to Phil Hamilton I was relieved to know that there really are new Texas music artists that play Texas Red Dirt Country.
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Ryan Beaver is making yet another splash with his latest album entitled “Constant”.
Beaver’s style and the ability to stay true to his self and his music makes this album exactly what it is. It’s an amazingly well produced record that keeps your ears in check while grooving from one t Continue Reading...Read Full Article