January 7, 2020 | by Texas Music Admin
20 Years of Noteworthy Moments, Artists & Albums in Texas Music

For 20 Years, We’ve Celebrated The Extraordinary Diversity and Contributions of Lone Star State Musicians. Now, We Look Back On Two Decades of Influence.



Norah Jones Releases Come Away With Me (2002)

Kelly Clarkson Wins American Idol in its Debut (2002)

Waylon Jennings Dies at 64 (2002)

The Dixie Chicks Get Political (2003)

Los Lonely Boys Break Out with “Heaven” (2004)

Destiny’s Child Disbands (2005)

Kinky Friedman Runs for Governor (2006)

Freddy Fender Museum Opens in San Benito (2007)

Austin City Limits Says Goodbye to Studio 6A (2010)

Shocker: Esperanza Spalding Takes Home Best New Artist (2011)

South Park Coalition Celebrates 25 Years (2012)

Buddy Holly‘s “That’ll Be the Day” is Named the Greatest Texas Classic (2012)

Dale Watson Creates the Ameripolitan Music Awards (2014)

Leon Bridges Becomes an Overnight Soul Sensation (2015)

Stevie Ray Vaughan is Finally Hall-Worthy (2016)

Texas Musicians Rally Following Hurricane Harvey (2017)

Miranda Lambert Breaks ACM Awards Record (2018)

Post Malone Becomes Most Streamed Artists in the World (2018)

Kacey Musgraves Wins Album of the Year at the Grammys (2019)

Willis Alan Ramsey on Verge of Releasing Follow-Up (2000-2019)



Terri Hendrix – The DIY Queen of Texas Music

Brennen Leigh – Carrier of Tradition

Robert Glasper – The Experimentalist

Pat Green – All Grown Up

Britt Daniel – Mad Scientist

Flaco Jimenez – Tex-Mex Virtuoso

Patty Griffin – The Survivor

Willie Nelson – Last Man Standing

St. Vincent – Public Spectacle

Lyle Lovett – Sly Submersive

Sam Baker – Living with Ghosts

Amanda Shires – Out of the Closet

Jamie Lin Wilson – Country Comfort

Randy Rogers – Name in Lights

Rhett Miller – Father Figure

Kevin Russell – Court Jester

Gary Clark, Jr. – The Future

Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis – First Couple of Country

Daniel Johnston (1961-2019)



Bob SchneiderLonelyland (2001)

Erin Ivey, Broken Gold (2009)

Ray Wylie Hubbard, Growl (2006)

Spoon, Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (2009)

UGK, Underground Kingz (2007)

James McMurtry, Childish Things (2005)

Robyn Ludwick, Out of These Blues (2011)

Erykah Badu, Mama’s Gun (2000)

Guy Clark, The Dark (2002)

Pinata Protest, El Valiente (2013)

Hayes Carll, KMAG YOYO (2011)

At the Drive In, Relationship of Command (2000)

Shaver, The Earth Rolls On (2001)

Mike Jones, Who is Mike Jones? (2005)

Jon Dee Graham, The Great Battle (2005)

Eliza Gilkyson, Paradise Hotel (2005)

Okkervil River, Black Sheep Boy (2005)

Cody Jinks, I’m Not the Devil (2016)

Lee Ann Womack, The Lonely, the Lonesome & the Gone (2017)

Slaid Cleaves, Broke Down (2000)


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