TMP News Picks: Robert Earl Keen’s Christmas Tour, New Music Videos from Willie Nelson & Saints Eleven + Job Opportunities in Scene

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Robert Earl Keen Announces Cosmic Cowboy Christmas Tour

Robert Earl Keen announces the Cosmic Cowboy Christmas Tour with eight shows beginning December 18 in Oklahoma City and concluding December 29 in Fort Worth, Texas. Now in its seventh year, Keen’s holiday tours have become a fun, family tradition. “Wait until you to see what this year’s Christmas theme is going to entail,” Keen says. Shinyribs will open the tour except for the Ryman Auditorium show where Nashville songwriter, guitarist Pat McLaughlin will open. Tickets for the tour are on sale now here.


Watch Willie Nelson’s Releases Second Single from Tribute Album

Willie Nelson will pay tribute to Frank Sinatra with an upcoming album, “My Way” and has just released a video for the second single “I’ll Be Around” The record available now for pre-order and will feature 11 new recordings. Watch the video below!



Watch Saints Eleven’s New Music Video

Saints Eleven released a video for the second single “My Heart. The song is the first track off the band’s 2017 record, ‘Coming Back Around’. The video was fittingly shot at the Old Coupland Inn & Dancehall by Natalie Rhea Productions. This one will make you want to grab those dancing boots and head to the dancehall this weekend! Watch below!



14th Annual Pickin’ for Preemies this Weekend

If you’re in Fort Worth this weekend, make your way to a good time for a good cause at Billy Bob’s Texas…this Sunday is the 14th Annual Pickin’ for Preemies, an original Texas Red Dirt country music event benefiting Cook Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The benefit will feature more than two dozen Texas/Red Dirt artists including:

Austin Allsup, Jack Barksdale, John Baumann, Wade Bowen, Randy Brown, Sonny & Jolie Burgess, Cody Canada, Abbey Cone, Dalton Domino, Bobby Duncan, William, Clark Green, Mike Harmeier, Steve Helms, Matt Hillyer, Randall King, Stoney Larue, Mike McClure, Prophets & Outlaws, Chance Ray & The Good Sinners, Jamie Richards, Grady Spencer, Max & Heather Stalling, Josh Ward, and Josh Weathers. Get your tickets and more info here!




DBL Music Group Hiring Graphic Designer/Videographer

DBL Music Group, management team for William Clark Green and Flatland Cavalry is looking for a graphic designer and a photo/video genius that wants to travel and loves music. Think you’ve got what it takes?
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Dillan Poe Seeks Full-Time Bass Player

Dillan Poe is in need of a full-time bass player and is looking for someone who is down to hit the road and make some noise! Details: Must have live show experience, own all equipment (Bass/Amp/Cab), and be based out of Hamilton/Stephenville, Texas. Contact:


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New Music Out This Week:

Jake Bush – “If These Walls Could Talk” (Single)

Zach Coffey – “Genesis” (Album)

Ryan Culwell – “The Last American” (Album)

Curtis Grimes – “Faith-Based Country Vol. 1” (Album)

Aaron Watson –  “Live at the World’s Biggest Rodeo Show” (Live Album)

Jamie Lin Wilson – “Run” (Single)


TMP Recap:

The Era of Instagram and Twitter, Commercial Appeal, and Other Thoughts

Texas Music Spotify Chart: Week 34

Suggestions for this Year’s Texas Music Seminar

[Song Premiere] Zach Coffey Returns with “Genesis”

Aaron Watson Live at the World’s Biggest Rodeo Show

Author: Christina Ramirez

Editorial contributor for Texas Music Pickers and a whole-hearted collector of Texas/Red Dirt tunes and the stories behind them. You can also find me on the dance floor.

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