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Randy Rogers is as Texan as it Gets…
Randy Rogers celebrated 40 years young this week and is now the proud owner of custom Whataburger boots…talk about a “tasteful” birthday present! The “Godfather of Texas Country” (as nicknamed by Parker McCollum) also premiered in Don’t Mess with Texas earlier this month. Now “if that ain’t [Texas] country, I’ll kiss your…”
— Randy Rogers Band (@RandyRogersBand) August 28, 2018
Watch Bri Bagwell’s New Music Video
In anticipation of her upcoming album, “In My Defense”, Bri Bagwell released the music video for “I Can’t Be Lonely” another single from the album scheduled to grace fans on September 21. Watch the video below and pre-order the album here!
Save the Date for Hayes Carll’s 5th Annual Drunken Poets Weekend
This week Hayes Carll may be dancing along to his own jams in the studio but come the end of September, he will be hosting his 5th Annual Drunken Poets Weekend. The event will take place September 28-29 and will include a weekend package consists of two shows, recordings of both performances, one Q&A with fans, two brunches, a t-shirt, a beach towel, a poster, and more stuff Carll says he can’t remember. Sounds too good to miss! Get your tickets here.
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Tickets are now on sale for the 5th annual Drunken Poets Weekend. A weekend package consists of two shows, recordings of both performances, one Q&A with fans, two brunches, a t-shirt, a beach towel, a poster, and more stuff I can’t remember. It’s a great weekend at the beach with music and good people. Ticket link is in the bio. #drunkenpoetsociety
Garth Brooks Drops Free Live Album
Garth Brooks has teamed up with Ticketmaster to provide fans with a free desktop download of his latest “Trible Live” album. Brooks is currently planning his new tour and if you happen to catch a tour stop…the show will feature music from Texas’ own Randall King. The two collaborated on what will be the tour opener, a song called “The Road I’m On”.
Are YOU ready for NEW MUSIC for FREE??? I am!!! Thanks TICKETMASTER!!! love, g
— Garth Brooks (@garthbrooks) August 28, 2018
New Music From Dirty River Boys
Even more new music from the Dirty River Boys is on its way! The band shared they will release their new album, “Mesa Starlight” on October 19 along with a pretty cool promo video. The band also released their new single “Backside of Uppers” today. Make your way to the bottom of the page and give it a listen in “New Music Out This Week”!
If ya haven’t heard, now ya have.
OUR NEW ALBUM “MESA STARLIGHT” DROPS OCTOBER 19th!
It’s the one you’ve been wanting from us.
The next single “Backside of Uppers” hits this Friday. Check the promo vid below. https://t.co/3l3yrqjodD
— The Dirty River Boys (@dirtyriverboys) August 28, 2018
Flatland Cavalry Welcomes New Fiddle Player Wesley Hall
What a week from the boys from Lubbock! In addition to releasing their new single, “Honey Wine”, Flatland Cavalry officially welcomed and announced fiddle player Wesley Hall as the newest member of the band. “Wes has been playing fiddle since he was 4 years old and has learned from some of the best. We love the way he saws em down and throws them back and we think you will too. Come out to a show soon and lend him your ears.” See a list of the band’s upcoming shows here!
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Howdy folks! We’d like to welcome our good pal @wesfiddle to the Flatland Familia. Wes has been playing fiddle since he was 4 years old and has learned from some of the best. We love the way he saws em down and throws them back and we think you will too. Come out to a show soon and lend him your ears. 📷: @fernandogarciaphotography_
Texas Monthly’s Edge of Texas Festival to Feature Jack Ingram & Joe Ely
Texas Monthly’s Edge of Texas Festival, presented by VisitDallas will take place September 7-8 in downtown Dallas and will feature musical acts including Jack Ingram and Joe Ely. “Over two days, attendees will get up close access to thought-leaders, newsmakers, musicians, and chefs in the most consequential and compelling conversation about the future of Texas”. Enjoy 15% off by using discount code ‘DALLAS’. Tickets and more info here!
We are proud to present @TexasMonthly's The Edge of Texas on September 7-8 featuring musical acts like @JackIngram and much more. Join us & enjoy 15% off tickets. Just use the code:DALLAS. #EdgeOfTexas#TexasMonthly https://t.co/TYNxMdTDH6 pic.twitter.com/1S55AHya8H
— Visit Dallas (@visit_dallas) August 30, 2018
You can book Erick Willis to play a House Concerts this December
Want to book Erick Willis to jam at your house? Willis announced this week that he will be available for house shows this December! “Anywhere in the U.S. if I can make it work logistically. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for available dates and more info. These dates are first come, first served and they go FAST!”
Texas Red Dirt Pub Crawl:
We’re excited to collaborate with the Texas Red Dirt Pub Crawl 2018! This year, we’re sending our *picker* Taylor Ashlynn to Ireland with some of our favorite acts such as Bri Bagwell, Copper Chief and Cleto Cordero. TMP x TRDPC have partnered to offer a 10% discount off of ticket prices with code TMP2018 at checkout. These tickets include airfare, hotel stay, and travel. For more information, we will post an informational article about the TRDPC next week. In the meantime, check out more info here. Hope to see you there!
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New Music Out This Week:
Flatland Cavalry – “Honey Wine” (Single)
Carson McHone – “Sad” (Single)
Colter Wall – “Saskatchewan in 1881” (Single)
Editorial contributor for Texas Music Pickers and a whole-hearted collector of Texas/Red Dirt tunes and the stories behind them. You can also find me on the dance floor.