Friendly Links

FRIENDLY LINKS

Camp House Concerts' has met many great people and businesses over the years.  On this page, Friendly Links, we showcase many of them with hope to encourage you to do business with them. Check out this List of Country Music Blogs, Artists, Venues & Resources presented by Camp House Concerts!  We have many friends in the industry and would like to share them with you.  You will find various categories from Country Music Blogs, Associations, Artists, Music Resources and much more!  We hope that you enjoy our compilation of links from around the web.

FEATURED FRIENDS

Hayden Homestead Co.

The Hayden Homestead Company is a family business that offers up delicious home-cooked baked goods with a focus on providing high-quality, individually roasted coffee beans.  Hayden Homestead emphasizes on working with small farmers and local businesses to maintain the quality of their product and the sustainability of the surrounding environment.  They currently have three different flavors of roasts to choose from.  Check out all their flavors at haydenhomestead.com


Texas Bottle Haus

Located in downtown Nixon, TX, Texas Bottle Haus is the official spirits provider of Camp House Concerts.  They pride themselves on having competitive prices, friendly service and a large assortment of beer, liquor and spirits.  We trust them and wouldn’t do business with anybody else therefore, we encourage you to do the same.  For more information, visit their official Facebook Page.

All Tucked Inn Cabins

We are proud to announce that All Tucked Inn is once again a proud supporter of the Hotter Than Hell, Summer Ending Concert.  All Tucked Inn will offer our guests a special rate when you mention “Camp House Concerts.”  They will also offer a shuttle service to and from the venue.  For more information, please contact Jennifer at (830) 582-2100, or visit their website at alltucked-inncabins.com


Texas Outfitters

Located in downtown Nixon, TX, Texas Outfitters is the official western wear provider of Camp House Concerts.  While being the only of its kind in the area, they offer the community a wide plethora of western clothing and accessories.  They have all the necessary brands such as Costa, Cinch, Wrangler and more.  View all their merchandise at their store front or online at texasoutfittersnixon.com

DISCOVER NEW MUSIC

Billboard Country Charts

Billboard has the latest and greatest songs from every music genre you can think of.  The best part is, they have ranked them placed them in a chart for everyone to see!

GNOOSIC

A service that will generate bands you might like based on your selected preferences.  Enter 1, 2 or 3 different artists that you enjoy and GNOOSIC will spit out multiple artist that you might like! Check it out.

Music Map

Music Map is known as the Tourist Map of Music!  This is an excellent service.

Musictonic

Musictonic is a amazing!  You can type in an artist and it auto-populates every YouTube video that artist has.  Give it a try!

Pitchfork

Pitchfork delivers everything music!  They are not necessarily focused on the country music genre but rather open to all types of music and musicians.







BLOGS WE FOLLOW

Country Clones

CountryClones.com is a place for country music fans of all ages. Here, you can find country festivals, country concerts, travel tips, discover new country artists, and catch a behind the scenes look into tour life and the music industry. Plus, you can learn about some of our favorite country boutiques.


Country Music Life

CML gives you short descriptions in a way similar to Twitter.  This allows you to skim through quickly without missing anything!  Give this blog a whirl.


Country Music News Blog

First off, we’ll start this list with CMNB.  You’ve got to admit, they have the best name for this topic.  This blog covers everything from Musician’s Birthdays to up-to-date press releases from the country music industry.


Country Schatter

Over 40 different categories to choose from on countryschatter.com.  They offer country music news as well as artists interviews and much more.  There is plenty of great reading material here!


Country Music Tattle Tale

Interviews, Reviews & Lists… I’ll let them introduce themselves.  CMTT, “Not some corporate entity, CMTT is a website for the fans by the fans. We write and share country music news because we love country music. From the low crooning of Johnny Cash and Loretta Lynn to the honky-tonkin’ rhythms of Travis Tritt and Alabama up until the current mega-stars like Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert.”


Everything But The Music

Blog from Sheena Hayden, the wife of musician, Rodney Hayden.

NPR All Songs Considered

This NPR blog is perfect for not just finding new music, but it also provides some brief background on the bands.


NYCountry Swag

Content on their site includes: interviews with both rising and established artists, album reviews, new music news, as well as original video content from pop-up sessions we host and concerts we attend.


Outlaw Magazine

The Outlaw Mag is quite a bit more than just a magazine.  Their website has tons of great articles, news, reviews, columns and more.


Saving Country Music Blog

Saving Country Music’s purpose is spelled out in its name. It offers news, opinion, reviews, artist profiles, music history, and the always-popular off-color pop country bashing. Saving Country Music primarily focuses on country, but also covers roots, rockabilly, bluegrass, blues, and folk music. First and foremost, Saving Country Music is a consumer advocate and an industry watchdog.


The Boot

Ahhh The Boot!  This blog keeps you in the loop with your mainstream country music.  This site rocks!


Twangville

Twangville….just sounds nasty! This is one of my favorite websites as the guys over at Twangville share the same mission as we do, which is sharing our love for country music to friends from all over! So what is Twangville? Well, it’s a music blog featuring Alt-Country, Americana, Indie, Rock, Folk & Blues.

PODCASTS WE LIKE

Country Backroads

In-depth artist interviews and exclusive content regarding country music. They are gaining attention of the Country Music Industry with exclusive interviews from big names such as:  Hunter Hayes, Clay Walker, Chris Stills, Colt Ford, Eli Young Band & many more.


Cocaine and Rhinestones

Cocaine & Rhinestones is a podcast about the history of country music made in the 20th century.  This is about the truth.  You don’t have to know what it’s like to drive a tractor.  You don’t need to have spent the last 20 years listening to nothing but Merle Haggard 8 tracks while sipping Pearl beer from a can in order to appreciate these incredible stories and this genius music.

The C.L.I.M.B.

The CLIMB is a music business podcast dedicated to helping singers, songwriters, and artists like you “Create Leverage in the Music Business.” What is leverage? It’s a strategic advantage. It’s the power to positively influence your music career. It means you have more going for you than just talent and potential: you have real-world results.

Hosted by two music industry pros — award-winning hit songwriter Brent Baxter and artist developer Johnny Dwinell — this podcast reveals how you can succeed as an artist or songwriter. They want you to win, and The CLIMB gives you the tools to do it.





MUSCIAN RESOURCES

Ditto Music Blog

Ditto Music Blog has numerous resources for getting your feet wet in the music industry. Ditto has hundreds of great reads that will give you a behind the scenes look at what it takes to make it in the music industry.

Resource: How to Write a Record Label Business Plan
Resource: How Independent Record Labels Make Money


Hear The Music Play

Providing musicians with the Best Musical Instruments picked out by honest musicians.  You'll want to check out this website before purchasing your next piece of equipment!


Indie On The Move

IOTM is for:  Musicians, Venues, Record Labels, Band Managers, Booking Agents, Promoters -
Book more shows and better tours in a fraction of the time with the most comprehensive and up-to-date music venues database and venue reviews index on the web, including contact info for thousands of venue booking agents and instantly customized show availability alerts.

JamMob

JamMob is a publication for independent artists with tools, resources, and information to help musician's promote their music and get more exposure. 


Press Release Point

This is your go to site for any official press releases regarding country music.  However, why stop at country music?  Press Release Point offers up to the minute press release feeds for many different interests including: Technology, Labor, Business.


Soundwhich

Soundwhich is an online music portal which provides a vast collection of royalty free music free of charge along with a comfortable, affordable, flexible and creative pace to its users to customize soundtrack for YouTube videos, ads, TV programs, and games. This platform is simple to use, and easy to understand. As only with a few drag and drop features you can produce a unique, and soulful piece of music that too only within a couple of minutes.

MUSIC VENUES

PoleCats

Stockdale, TX - Polecats is a venue in south Texas and they often have live music as well as great drink specials.  Check out their Facebook page for more information.

MUSIC ASSOCIATIONS

Texas Country Music Association

The TCMA's goal is to aid in the success of not only artists, but also professionals, venues, media, businesses and individuals who work diligently behind the scenes to make it all happen. By building relationships we can accomplish much. The TCMA's vision is to be the most effective resource to protect and enable the music and artists who are from and entertain in Texas. Historically our state has produced a unique genre which transcends from shore to shore and around the world.
Check out their 2018 Award Winners

NON-MUSIC RELATED

ESTATE & AUCTION SERVICES

Sales By Bud

Sales By Bud helps to bring Buyers and Seller together through auctions, estate sales or private treaty sales. We will continue to provide links to companies we recommend. Everything from antiques to farm equipment to livestock and commercial business liquidation. There will also be links to private treaty sales and links to internet sales sites.


Lutz Auction Service

Boyd Grimshaw

RWW Auction Service






REAL ESTATE AGENTS

Richard Hayden

Richard has been a trusted agent with nothing but good reviews from family & friends!  Any piece of property you would wish to list or buy, Richard's your guy.  For services in the San Antonio or Austin area, visit: longhornrealestategroup.info |  For services in the Austin area, visit: search-austin-homes.com


VACATION RENTALS

Bungalow 40 at the Frio River

Bungalow 40 at the Frio River is a premiere rental property located a few miles from the Frio River in Concan, TX. This private upscale set of cabins can accommodate up to 24 people which makes this property different from the many rental houses located in the area. "The Bungalow" has 4 cabins all linked together by a large outdoor pool and patio area. With 7 separate bedrooms, Bungalow 40 at the Frio River serves as a great destination for a multiple family or large group vacation getaway.