With ‘Raw’ Scheduled for a July Release, ZZ Top Honors Its Past

And with Elwood Francis replacing the late Dusty Hill, "that little old band from Texas" remains a touring powerhouse

An Old Five-and-Dimer’s Complicated Estate Battle

Handwritten will further embroils dispute over country music icon’s assets

Sung & Unsung

A new exhibit at Texas State University pays tribute to Texas songwriters

Happy Birthday, Willie Nelson!

The singer, songwriter, actor and activist turns 89 today

Texas Music Presents: Spring 2022 Sampler

From outlaw country legend Ray Wylie Hubbard to overnight TikTok sensation A-Wall, here’s an audio primer on the diverse artists featured in our latest issue

Down in the Groove

Don’t be fooled by the major-label deal and all the big-name co-stars singing along on his latest albums: Ray Wylie Hubbard is still the eternal and lowdown real deal

Out of Danger, Beauty

The nationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Darden Smith turned his attention to kids, veterans and front-line healthcare workers. His new album is just as bold.

The Delightful Paradox of Matt the Electrician

In his impressive and lengthy career, Matt Sever has embraced complexity — nowhere is that more evident than on his latest album, We Imagined an Ending

5 Questions with Loverboy’s A-Wall

Wondering who’s responsible for “Yo bro, who got you smiling like that?” Meet the Arlington-born, El Paso–raised viral sensation

Contrary to Ordinary: A Monkee at the End

A Texas Music writer reflects on the complicated life of Mike Nesmith, who stood him up for an interview — twice