Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams

In a world where country music is more of a melding of clean cut rock singing about trucks, beer and cut-off jeans, it's nice to see albums like Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams' self-titled debut be recognized for it's high standard of musicianship and song writing.  

Rolling Stone recently published their "30 Great Country Albums of 2015" and put Larry & Teresa at #13!  While not necessarily a "country" album, these two world-class performers draw heavy influence from roots/Americana music that overlaps with what country music should represent.  

Dale Watson

The accolades keep coming for the silver-pompadoured honky-tonker.  Dale Watson's song "The Burden of the Cross" was just named one of the Best Songs of June 2015 by Esquire Magazine!  The song from Call Me Insane is a powerful ode to the white wooden crosses that dot roads honoring loved ones who have lost their lives along the highways and roads.  "Burden of the Cross" focuses on one that was removed for construction crews to widen the road.  

Honky-tonk hero Dale Watson was recently on NPR's Weekend Edition talking about his latest album Call Me Insane. Stream the full interview with host Scott Simon as they chat about 'Ameripolitan' music, the state of country  music, the powerful story behind "Burden of the Cross," and more!  

Stream it here! 

Dale Watson

There really is no better band to act as embassador to Texas than Dale Watson whose straight ahead honky-tonk country is drawn straight from the same waters as Willie and Waylon.  So when ABC's The Bachelorette filmed an episode at Texas legendary Gruene Hall for a two-stepping competition, Dale Watson & His Lonestars were the obvious choice for the band providing the soundtrack.  If you tuned into the episode last night you saw Dale and His Lonestars serenading the dancers.

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