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

All Tucked Inn – 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 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.

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

 

Music Blogs We Like

Camp House ConcertsSharing country music news and much more!

Country ClonesCountryClones.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. Check it out

Country Music Concert Posters - Offering a collection of vintage concert posters, artwork and memorabilia from country music performers.  A place where you can browse concert posters from your favorite country music performer over the years.

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 BlogFirst 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 SchatterOver 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 TaleInterviews, 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.

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

Saving Country Music BlogSaving 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!

TwangvilleTwangville….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 Listen To

Country Backroads - In-depth artist interviews and exclusive content regarding country music.

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.

 

Discover New Music & Services

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.

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!

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

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.

 

Our Favorite 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 Resources

Billboard's Country ChartsBillboard 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!

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 (Free Template)

Resource: How Independent Record Labels Make Money

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.

 

Country 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 2017 Award Winners

 

Estate & Auction Services We Recommend

Sales By Bud - Bud Box auction services.

Lutz Auction Services - Dwayne Lutz

Boyd Grimshaw - Boyd Grimshaw

RWW Auction Services - RWW Auction Services

 

Real Estate Agents We Trust

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/Hotel Rentals We Recommend

Bungalow40 Frio River - Frio River, TX

All Tucked Inn - Nixon/Stockdale, TX

 

Artist We Recommend

Most of these artists have performed at the Camp House and we highly recommend them for your next show or album purchase.  Check out our post - List of All Texas Country Music Artist

Bradley Banning - Artist Profile | Official Website

Dallas Wayne - Artist ProfileOfficial Website

Drew Moreland - Artist Profile | Facebook Page

Emily Shirley - Artist Profile | Official Website

James Steinle - Artist Profile | Official Website

Jana Pochop - Artist Profile | Official Website

Jason Allen - Artist Profile | Official Website

Jilee ParkerOfficial Website

Josh Martin - Facebook Page

Kelly Kenning - Artist Profile | ReverbNation Page

Logan Ryan Band - Artist Profile | Official Website

Manzy Lowry Band - Artist Profile | Official Website

Peterson Brothers Band - Official Website

R. L. Hayden - Artist ProfileOfficial Website

Raelyn Nelson Band - Official Website

Richie Allbright - Artist Profile | Official Website

Sylvia Kirk Band - Artist Profile | Facebook Page

Waitin' On Hayden - Official Website

Wayworn Traveler - Artist Profile | Facebook Page