Category Archives: Texas

Fresh From The Fields – Americana and Roots Music Releases – August 23rd

Here’s some of the choicest sections of Americana and roots music for August 23rd, 2019. Titles are linked to a source to purchase that may contribute to this site and help us keep doing what…

Watch Out! Live Review – Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman “Sweetheart Of The Rodeo” 50th Anniversary Tour, Dallas TX.

How do you tour in support of a seminal album when its main influence has been dead for 45 years? Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman are currently on the road trying to answer that very…

Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle, Dwight Yoakam Announce Summer ‘LSD Tour’

This summer Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle and Dwight Yoakam will come together for what is being called the “LSD Tour” (get it?) These three prominent singer/songwriters made names for themselves as pioneers of the wave…

Record Store Day 2018: Our Top 11 Americana/Roots Picks

It’s that time of year again. Time to raise your dead ass out of bed at the crack of dawn to stand in a line in the elements outside your favorite record still for limited-edition…

Cream of the Crop – Twang Nation Top Americana and Roots Music Picks of 2017

Over that last 11 years of running this blog, roots and Americana has embedded itself as a fully realized and respected genre of cultural influence around the world. Bands and festivals from the UK, Australia,…

Kacey Musgraves Teases 2018 Album ‘Golden Hour’

Entertainment Weekly reports that neo-trad singer/songwriter Kacey Musgraves will release a spanking new album in “early 2018.” Reportedly entitled ‘Golden Hour’ this will be the Texas-native’s third LP of original material and a follow-up to…

Miranda Lambert Announces ‘Livin’ Like Hippies’ Tour. invites Great Opening Acts.

Miranda Lambert has announced her winter 2018 tour plans. With her latest release of the excellent ‘The Weight Of These Wings’ she stayed true to her MO she’s displayed throughout her career, straddling the line…