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Mike Sudhalter  |  October 26, 2008

No group of artists come together like those in the Texas Music scene. Aaron Watson consistently asks his fans to purchase Jason Boland's albums at the AW merch table; Boland is not touring because of a throat injury, and his peers know how difficult it is to get by when you're not [...]

Continue reading "Concert for the Coast"

Mike Sudhalter  |  October 24, 2008

Last Sunday, I attended the Houston Texans' 28-21 victory over the Detroit Lions at Reliant Stadium in Houston, and it got me thinking that the last time I'd seen the Lions in person was 1993 when they beat the New England Patriots, 19-16 in overtime at old Foxboro Stadium. It was Drew [...]

Continue reading "1,835 miles and 15 years ago"

Mike Sudhalter  |  October 20, 2008

I watched Great American Country (GAC-TV) last night and remembered again how much I loved listening to country music. Don't get me wrong, I love Texas Country as well. I visited the web sites of some of my favorite country artists and noticed that few of them will be touring in Texas. Has [...]

Continue reading "No Nashville in Texas?"

Mike Sudhalter  |  October 19, 2008

That's a line from a Granger Smith, but I've found it to be true. I'm 29 years old, right on the brink of 30, and I can't believe it. I don't really feel 29, and a big part of that is my relatively new single status. I joked with a friend that after four years of [...]

Continue reading "Time Flies (And Love Does Too)"

Mike Sudhalter  |  October 19, 2008

I recently listened to two songs by the original artists, "Good Directions", and "Put A Girl In It". Now y'all probably know those songs by Billy Currington and Brooks & Dunn, respectively. I like the versions by Luke Bryan and Rhett Akins -- a couple of South Georgia [...]

Continue reading "Original versions"

Mike Sudhalter  |  October 17, 2008

I realize I've been very busy here in the Lone Star State, but I will be updating the blog more often. And we'll also try to make it more nationally-centric, instead of just Texas-centric. Sometimes us Texans tend to forget there's 49 other states out there. Should there be a [...]

Continue reading "Proving its country"

Mike Sudhalter  |  October 6, 2008

Texas Country artists always seem to have more artistic freedom than Nashville, because of the smaller, more independent forum they get for recording their music. Country music has always been less acceptable of controversy than other genres. Remember when Garth Brooks' "The Thunder [...]

Continue reading "Controversial Country"

Mike Sudhalter  |  October 3, 2008

Does a CD Release Party mean that you get one at the door with the ticket you purchase? Sometimes, I guess. I'd recently attended concerts for the Randy Rogers Band and Eli Young Band at which I paid for my concert ticket. Then, you received the band's new album at the door (Rogers [...]

Continue reading "CD Release Party?"

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