Texas Music Roundup: Vol. 1 – News, Music Releases, Events and More!

We think a no-frills, no-fluff, straight-forward approach to keeping the community informed of what’s happening in the Texas/Red Dirt scene would quite refreshing in today’s social-media driven world.  So here’s our first attempt at it.  A vertically packed information source with all the fat trimmed that provides information on the news, music releases, major music events and more surrounding the Texas/Red Dirt scene.  In order to keep this going, we really need a community effort.  Whether you’re an artist, in the industry, or a fan, we’d be extremely grateful if you would help keep us informed of the happenings of the scene by utilizing our submission forms below:

Upcoming Releases


Festivals and Major Events


With the information overload and constant social media bombardment, we believe a community-driven resource composed to keep the community informed will keep our community healthy and strong in the unpredictable digital age. 

Chris Colston Signs with Randy Roger’s Big Blind Management
Giovannie and the Hired Gun sign with Red 11
Koe Wetzel ‘s Incredible Music Festival a Success on its debut
The Texas Regional Radio Report Awards Looked Awesome this Year!
Nyles Robakiewicz of Shaker Hymns win the LJT Songwriter Competition
Wade Bowen Released a New Music Video
Ireland Pub Crawl Lineup Announced

Parker McCollum signs with Red Light Management

Aaron Watson releases a new lyric video
Recent TMP Playlist Adds/New Song Recommendations
You Can Find them All here on our TMP Spotify Playlist:
Playlist Link
Randy Rogers Band Comal Country Line
Randy Rogers Band Hell Bent on a Heartache
Randy Rogers Band Drinking Money
Casey Donahew Bad Guy
Casey Donahew Still Ain’t Made it Back
Kylie Rae Harris Missouri
Seth Ward Break Your Heart
Kensie Coppin Break Up in a Bar
Zach Nytomt Seven Day Bender
Jake Bush Don’t Drink My Whiskey
Aaron Watson Trying like the Devil
Jody Booth This Town
Ben Danaher Apple and the Tree
Upcoming Releases
Shea Abshier Turning Point Album 4/20
Randy Rogers Band Hell Bent Album 4/26
Kolby Cooper Good Ones Never Last – EP EP 4/26
Jody Booth The Rosewood Tapes Vol.2 EP 4/26
Kathryn Legendre Making it all Up EP 5/17
Aaron Watson Red Bandana Album 7/21
Rodney Crowell Texas Album 8/15
Dalton Domino Songs from the Exile 1 Album TBA
New Released Albums and EP’s
Zach Nytomt New York To Montana More info
Kylie Rae Haris  Kylie Rae Harris – EP More Info
Festivals and Major Events
Larry Joe Taylor Fest – 2019 Wade Bowen, Pat Green, Casey Donahew Band, Turnpike Troubadours, William Clark Green, Randy Rogers Band, Mike Ryan, Koe Wetzel, Roger Creager, Josh Abbott Band and more Stephenville, TX 4/22-427 More Info
CottonFest William Clark Green, Whiskey Myers, Flatland Cavalry, Shane Smith and the Saints, Read Southall, Kody West and more Lubbock, TX 5/2-5/4 More Info
Calf Fry Festival Eli Young, Koe Wetzel, Turnpike Troubadours, Parker McCollum, Read Southall Band, Randall King and more! Stillwater, Oklahoma 5/2-5/4 More Info
Red Dirt BBQ and Music Fest Randy Rogers, Wade Bowen, Stoney Larue, American Aquarium, and Mike and the Moonpies Tyler, TX 5/4 More Info
Cory Morrow’s Go Wheels Up Cory Morrow, Bret Michaels, Radney Foster, Dale Watson, Jomo & the Possum Posse with more artists to be announced. San Marcos, TX 5/3-5/5 More Info
Texas Music Pickers Presents: Pickin’ and Peelin’ Kody West, Kolby Cooper, Shea Abshier, Giovannie Yanez, Dylan Wheeler, Lane Smith, Holly Beth and More College Station, TX 5/5 More Info
23rd Annual KNBT 92.1FM American Music Jam Robert Earl Keen, Randy Rogers, Wade Bowen, Cody Canada, Darrell Scott, Jack Ingram, Ray Wylie Hubbard and more! Gruene, TX 5/19 More Info
Lone Star Jam 2019 The Turnpike Troubadours, Josh Abbott Band, Granger Smith, Casey Donahew, Stoney LaRue, William Clark Green, and more Austin, TX 5/25 More Info
21st Annual Bowen Musicfest Wade Bowen, Cheap Trick, Whiskey Myers, Tracy Byrd, Stoney Larue, Shane Smith & The Saints Josh Weathers and more. Waco, TX 6/2 More Info
Texas Music Takeover Presents: MexiKoe Koe Wetzel, Muscadine Bloodline, Read Southall, Kody West Cancun, Mexico 6/2 More Info
Big Cabo Fest Roger Creagar, Kevin Fowler, Gary P. Nunn, Trent Willmon, Randall King, Josh Ward, Ray Johnston Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 6/9-6-13 More Info
Hwy 30 Music Fest Aaron Lewis, Whiskey Myers, A Thousand Horses, Sam Riggs, Flatland Cavalry, Ray Wylie Hubbard and more! Filer, Id 6/20-6/22 More Info
Rednecks with Paychecks Shore Thang Getaway Justin Frazell, Randy Brown, Austin Allsup, Julie Holliday, Sonny Burgess Riveria Maya, Mexico 6/23-6/26 More Info
Jon Wolfe’s Juan Lobo Fest Jon Wolfe, Grupo Signo, Los Texmanicas, Rick Trevino, Falco Jimenez, and Jake Worthington Corpus Christi, TX 6/27 More info
East Texas Country Music Festival Kody West, Blue Water Highway, Curtis Grimes, Holly Tucker, Truck Stop Gamblers, Cooper Wade, Aaron McDonnell and more Grapeland, TX 7/4 More Info
Wild Hare Country Festival 2019 Cody Johnson, Whitey Morgan, Jason Boland and the Stragglers, Micky and the Motorcars, Mike and the Moonpies and more Canby, OR 7/19-7/20 More Info
Guitars & Swim-up Bars Steve Helms, Jamie Richards, Bo Phillips, Matt Hillyer, Ben McPherson Riveria Maya, Mexico 7/21-7/25 More Info
Braun Brothers Reunion Festival 2019 Reckless Kelly, Wade Bowen Robert Earl Keen, Todd Snider, Rodney Crowell, Randy Rogers Band, Guy Clark and more! Challis, ID 8/8-8/10 More Info
Texas Country Music Cruise 2019 Pat Green, Bart Crow, Bri Bagwell, Randall King, Dirty River Boys, Flatland Cavalry, Jason Cassidy and more! Departs from Galveston 9/29-10/6 More Info
Diggin’ this Twitter Video of Will Brogan playing a new original
Heard some early mixes of Giovannie and the Hired Guns new project. Those dudes are bringing it on their next record
Heard some of the songs from Koe Wetzel’s upcoming album! Those guys are taking it to the next level with this one
Heard the new Kobly Cooper EP. 2019 is going to be rocket ship ride for that kid
Was completely blown away by Holly Beth both times I’ve seen in her in the last month. She has the potential to really make a name for herself
Loving Seth Ward’s debut single “Break Your Heart”. I’ve had on stuck in my head for a week. Solid, Texas Country
Joshua Ray Walker getting a lot of praise from the industry and media
Kolton Moore playing a few select dates
Dolly Shine Reunion Tour
John Hord’s “Too Far Gone” is the best music he’s put out to date.
Kylie Rae Harris’ voice makes my heart melt. everytime.
Sell Outs!
Wade Bowen Sold Out Gruene Hall
Red Dirt BBQ and Music Fest is sold out
MexiKoe is sold out

Giovannie & the Hired Guns sells out the Blue Light for the first time


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.

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