Texas Music Pickers’ New Format for 2021

We’re excited to announce that due to the growing success of our Spotify show format (30K starts since 10/24), this will become the main platform for our content.  While we will certainly still drop an article or two occasionally, we feel this new innovative “show” format that allows us to combine music and talk/commentary content is a superior experience for our audience and more beneficial to the artists we’re covering.

With the Spotify show format, not only can we feature content like artist interviews, stories behind the songs, stories from the road,  and news on the latest happenings around our scene, we can also feature full music tracks (Spotify free-tier only hear a 30-second sample).  What’s revolutionary about this concept, is that the listener can interact with music, just as if they had played it themselves inside of Spotify.  They can like it, add it to a playlist, click on it for more information etc…!

We plan to have two regularly-scheduled shows each month, and the occasional specialty show. Our shows are listed below

On the Pulse:  This is our flagship show, which will come out the first Thursday of each month (except for Jan).  This show aims to provide a comprehensive view of the current happenings in and around the Texas/Red Dirt music scene: new music, upcoming noteworthy events, general news, quick interviews, etc… This show provides an opportunity to hear from the artists themselves for the stories behind their songs, details on their news, talking about the festival they’re headlining, etc…
Fresh Finds: This show all about new artist discovery and will come out the third Thursday of each month. We pride ourselves on being THE new artist and new music discovery channel for the Texas/Red Dirt scene, and this show is all about the new, emerging, and up-and-coming artists with new music that we’re digging.   You’ll also hear from the artists themselves about who they are and the new music they’re dropping
*These shows are not regularly scheduled but will be produced somewhat regularly.
Stories Behind the Songs – This is a deep dive into an artist’s new project or their catalog in general. Longer interviews between songs, and only features one artist.
Specialty shows –These will be one-off’slike our End of the Year Countdown, a show based around a festival, a show based around a holiday (Valentines, Christmas, 4th of July, etc…), or anything else that doesn’t fit the mold of the other show formats.

[Top 40 Most Streamed Texas/Red Dirt singles of 2020 Countdown Show on New Year’s Eve (coming soon….)]

This format also allows for 30-second audio advertising spots, which are a great way to advertise your business, an event, or new or upcoming music!  You can purchase an ad here.


You can submit your music for show and playlisting consideration here!


Author: Chris Fox

Music addict, a sucker for heartbreak songs, and avid Houston sports fan! I'am also the Editor-in-Chief of Texas Music Pickers.

1 thought on “Texas Music Pickers’ New Format for 2021

  1. Congratulations on adopting the new format. Looking forward to this new format which will have music as well as talks. Viewers will also get insights about various stories.

    ‘Fresh finds’ is an amazing initiative as it will definitely help many new, emerging talents to showcase their skills in front of an audience. Really hope that due to this initiative people can listen to some fresh music. Thank you very much.

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