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Blackberry Smoke At The Black Oak Amphitheater

It was the 2022 season finale at the Black Oak Amphitheater! The Comancheros and Blackberry Smoke rocked the stage Saturday evening October 1st. It was a beautiful night down at Table Rock Lake. The perfect setting for one of the best live bands out there, Blackberry Smoke! This band from Atlanta, Georgia holds the honor of being the first independently-released band to hit #1 on the Billboard…


Check Out These Amazing Shots From The Koe Wetzel Show!

The Great Southern Bank Arena was rockn' Thursday evening! If you were there, you know! Aaron Lewis worked in a couple of his biggest hits from his days with Stained. The country versions of "It's Been Awhile" and "Right Here" sounded great! Koe brought down the house with a killer mix of some of his biggest hits and some newer tracks! The lights and pyro rivaled anything you'd see from some of…


Talking Music With Ed Jurdi and Gordy Quist From "The Band of Heathens"

Ed Jurdi and Gordy Quist share the story of how the band got together, living in Austin, and some of their more recent projects. The guys got together performing their own sets at a local "jam session" in an Austin club. The Wednesday night showcase was billed as "The Good Time Supper Club". A misprint in a local paper called the act "The Heathens" and it stuck. Drummer John Chipman joined the…


Talking With Josh Abbott About His Music And More!

Josh Abbott and the boys got the band together attending school at Texas Tech. While finishing up his graduate degree he and his fraternity brothers Austin Davis, Neel Huey, and Andrew Hurt started cranking out songs. The band recorded their demo entitled "Taste" in 2007. Fiddler Preston Wait joined the band and they hit the road that next year. Their first full album “Scapegoat” debuted later in…


A Conversation With Randy Rogers

Randy Rodgers started playing piano at just 6 years of age. His grandmother and he spent hours honing his piano playing skills. A few years later he picked up a guitar and he's been playing and writing songs ever since. Like many of his Texas Country counterparts, the band's first album was a live recording. "Live at Cheatham Street Warehouse" proved to be a big Texas Country hit. In 2002, the…


Hanging Out With Texas Country Star Wade Bowen

Wade Bowen is a Red Dirt-Texas Country 20 year veteran. Wade Bowen and West 84 released their first album, "Try Not To Listen" back in 2002. That project proved to be a big west-Texas hit. In 2010 Wade released his first major-label album, a self-titled release. That was soon followed by a duets record with Randy Rodgers, a gospel album, and much more. During the COVID lock down he and some of…


Fellows Lake Fun Day Is Sunday!

Don't miss the the Fellows Lake Fun Day! They'll be kayaking, fishing, boat rides, mountain biking, and more! If you've not been to Fellows Lake lately, you've not been! There has been some major upgrades to everything! This Sunday, September 25th from  10 AM-2 PM it's your chance to check it all out! Bring the whole family and get ready to be blown away! Check out the video and pictures and…


Hanging Out And Talking With Flatland Cavalry!

This band from the Texas panhandle has come a long way since their humble beginnings. The band made a stop at The Midnight Rodeo here in Springfield over the summer. Cleto Cordero and Jason Albers began playing at local bars while attending Midland College. The two had been hanging out and working together on music since their junior high school days. It wasn't until they moved to Lubbock in 2012…


A Short Conversation With Tim Montana

As soon as I rolled The Bull van into the Born & Raised Festival Friday, September 16th I was able to sit down for a few minutes with Tim Montana. This multi-talented Texas Country star from Butte, Montana, who learned to play guitar by candlelight as a child, left Big Sky Country after graduating high school and headed to LA. He met David Letterman in 2008. David liked Tim's music so much…


Lynyrd Skynyrd At The Born & Raised Festival!

It was the perfect band to close out a great festival!  Lynyrd Skynyrd cranked out the hits and blew the crowd away Sunday night at the Born & Raised Festival in Pryor, Oklahoma. It was amazing to look around and see the reaction of the crowds faces and listen to them sing along to all the Skynyrd hits. Yes, it's true. The band currently touring no longer contains any of the original members.…