About Texas Music magazine
Texas is known for its uniqueness – not just the people but the culture. Most people cannot explain why Texans are the way they are, but they certainly notice a difference. It is in the unrivaled state pride. It is in the rich state history. Call it what you want, there is something special about Texas.
When it comes to music, Texans are especially proud. Even though some non-Texans associate Texas with country superstars only, natives know there is a wide variety of music that this state harvests. From Buddy Holly to Janis Joplin to Stevie Ray Vaughan, Texans produce music that reflects their unique culture. Today, the Texas music scene is larger, more dynamic and growing faster than ever. We showcase the amazing contribution Texans have made and are making to music. Our color, glossy magazine is the first place Texans turn for information on all things music in Texas.
Our mission is to educate and entertain our readers. We educate them about great contemporary bands from the state as well as provide interesting historical perspectives on music in Texas. We entertain them with humorous stories about many of Texas’ colorful personalities as well as provide coverage of music events from around the state.
Message from the Publisher/Editor
In 1998, I developed the idea for Texas Music magazine while on vacation in Hawaii, and wrote the business plan for an MBA class I was taking at UCLA. At that time, I had spent six years outside of Texas (most of that overseas) and during that time noticed a strong, positive reaction towards Texas musicians. I wanted to start my own business, move back to Texas and I was a music fan. The magazine concept was exciting and a major challenge.
With a lot of hard work, a dedicated staff and some luck, we’ve continued to grow and exceed my most optimistic expectations. Our first issue debuted Dec. 3, 1999 in two stores. Now, Texas Music reaches music fans in 48 states and 12 countries via subscriptions. It is available on newsstands in 43 states and more than 2,500 locations including Hastings Records, Books-A-Million, Borders Books & Music, Wal-Mart, Albertson’s H-E-B, Kroger and Randall’s.
The Texas Music staff works very hard to bring you the best quality publication possible, and we hope you continue to enjoy it for years to come.
P.S. I received an A+ on the business plan.