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Delivering news & updates on a few of our friends in the Music Biz!

Listen to Country Backroads Podcast

Country Backroads Podcast & Review has a brand new episode for you to hear! Wednesday, October 4th with Jerrod Niemann. You can find previous episodes with the Eli Young Band, Craig Campbell and Lee Greenwood at the website  The show is also available on iTunes, and most apps where podcasts can be downloaded.  Country Backroads Podcast…

Nominations & Winners

2017 Texas Country Music Awards – Nominations & Winners

  The 2017 Texas Country Music Awards was held on September 28, 2017 at the Carthage, Texas Civic Center. *Winners are BOLD Entertainer Of The Year: Brady Honeycutt, Cody Wayne, Darrin Morris, Mike Donnell, Todd Freeman Male Vocalist of the Year: Brady Honeycutt, Darrin Morris, Cody Wayne, Justin Todd Herod, Gary Jones Jr Female Vocalist of the Year: Bri Bagwell, Holly…

Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling Partnering with Texas Country Artist Drew Moreland

San Antonio’s premier craft “brewstillery”, Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling is proud to announce that they are teaming up with Drew Moreland, one of Texas Country’s hottest new artists, to create the perfect blend of quality handcrafted beer and boot tapping music with a distinctively Texas style. Ranger Creek is a combined brewery/distillery proudly located…

Waitin’ On Hayden Album Review

We have an album review for you this week coming from the young south Texas band, Waitin’ on Hayden. Lead singer, Darrell Gibbons has a deep voice and delivers powerful vocals. This album does a great job of showcasing their versatility as they capture the upbeat dance songs and all those sad songs about women. But they can speed it up and do so on several the songs on this album.

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R.L. Hayden | Artist Spotlight

R. L. Hayden embodies cowboy music in its most desirable form and has collected all the necessary tools for the long haul—musicology, authenticity, confidence, ability, and desire.  He has earned praises from some of the nation’s top-selling publications such as USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, and People Magazine.  Over the course of his career, Hayden has…

Video | James Steinle at the Camp House

Watch as James Steinle performs at the very first 65 & Sides Concert Series at The Camp House on March 25th, 2017. 

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James Steinle | Artist Spotlight

James Steinle AUTHENTIC. TEXAS. MUSIC.  Just three words needed to sum up the singer/songwriter James Steinle.  He described his unique style as, “a style of Texas country music that fuses blends of Norteno, Tex-Mex, Tejano, Country and Western, Bluegrass, and Rock together into a style that is representative of me as an individual.”  Steinle, University…

James Steinle | Good Friends

Watch James Steinle perform “Good Friends” in this official music video.
View his complete artist profile here.

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NOTES ON SONG: This is one of my older tunes, wrote it my second year of college after reminiscing on nights where me and my buddies would be at my place drinking High Life and a handle of whatever whiskey was on sale (typically Southern Comfort), and just playing cards or listening to Townes/REK. It’s kind of a more thoughtful “bros before hoes” tune…just reminding you that your good friends are one of the most important things in life.

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