Category Archives: Texas

News Round Up:Billy Joe Shaver / Ray Wylie Hubbard’s The last Rites of Ransom Pride

L.A. Times Pop & Hiss holds court with Texas songwriting royalty Billy Joe Shaver. Shaver discusses Bob Dylan, how after all life has thrown at him he still stays optimistic and voices frustration over somewhat…

News Round Up: Fogerty Twangs, Dave Rawlings Readies Release

The Wall Street Journal talks to roots rocker John Fogerty (John Fogerty Twangs Again) about the dissolution of his old band Creedence Clearwater Revival, the role country music played in shaping his sound, and his…

News Round Up:The Flatlanders and Dave Alvin Hit The Rails

The Los Angeles Times features a cool story on the Roots on Rails travel program organized by the Vermont-based Flying Under Radar travel service. This feature focuses on a train ride through the Southwest presenting…

News Round Up: Kris Kristofferson Cruises

Chico California’s NewsReview.com features a brief interview with local resident Merle Haggard. Whitney Self at the CMT.com blog details the story behind Kris Kristofferson’s most famous hit and its Italian cinematic motivation.See him perform this…

News Round Up: Willie Nelson Works with T Bone Burnett

For a man in his 70s Willie Nelson is showing no signs of slowing down. The Texas Yoda is reportedly working with producer T Bone Burnett (O Brother, Where Art Thou? and Walk the Line…

Music Review: George Strait- Twang [MCA Nashville]

Anybody that’s read this blog for more than five minutes knows that the style of country music that I champion is typically not represented on the flavor of the week  “country” charts. I’m not in…

News Round Up: Johnny Cash Graphic Novel & Do You Look Like Tanya Tucker?

PopMatters.cam has 20 questions for Austin’s neo-trad honky-tonker Wayne “The Train” Hancock. Johnny Cash: I See a Darkness, ia a new comic book/graphic novel by Abrams ComicArts based on the life of Johnny Cash. It…

News Round Up: Willie Twitters & A New Langhorne Slim Download

Check out the “twitterview”  – a cute way of describing an interview conducted on twitter –  between TheBoot.com and Willie Nelson as was gearing up for his MySpace free secret concert in Maui, Hawaii. Speaking…

News Round Up: Patty Griffin & Bruce Robison News

Canada.com posts a feature on the upcoming album of classics by Willie Nelson, American Classic – Willie Nelson returns to ‘the good songs’ (release 8/25) The New York Times also features a piece on Willie…

Willie Nelson Twitter Interview

Willie Nelson will join TheBoot.com for a live “Twitterview” next Tuesday, Aug. 25, the same day as the release of his newest album American Classic. You can watch the live chat with Willie, starting at…