TMP News Picks: Shotgun Rider’s New Music Video, Koe Wetzel’s Texas Music Scene TV Debut, Jon Wolfe’s Juan Lobo Fest 2019 and More

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Watch Shotgun Rider’s New Music Video

Shotgun Rider has released a new video for their current single “I’m Not Alright” featuring an intimate black and white studio performance filmed by Shaun Silva at Benchmark Sound in Nashville, TN. Doesn’t this tune just make you “wanna hold on and sing along”? The boys from Canyon, TX have tour dates stacked so be sure to catch a show near you! Check it out the video below.


Check Out Koe Wetzel’s Debut on Texas Music TV

Koe Wetzel made his debut on the Texas Music Scene this past week. Click the link below to hear Wetzel share the story behind his 2018 Texas Radio single “Austin” before his live performance at the Backroads Music Fest at the Rocker B Ranch in Graford, Texas. Wetzel and the band have been all over Texas, Oklahoma, and the U.S. this summer, check out the band’s upcoming gigs here!


Shiner Music Fest 2018

The 5th annual Shiner Music Fest 2018 will take place October 20 in Shiner, TX! Attendees can expect not only plenty of Shiner’s great brew but also great tunes from artists including Horseshoe and Hand Grenades, Two Tons of Steel, Dirty River Boys, Zane Williams, Mike Ryan, and Roger Creager. Tickets and more details can be found here!

Watch Radney Foster Sing an Old Favorite “Raining On Sunday”

This one’s too good not to share! Singer/songwriter and now author Radney Foster stopped by Larry’s Music and Sound in North Carolina recently and performed one of his originals “Raining On Sunday” released in 1998 on his album ‘See What You Want To See’. Four years later, it was cut by Keith Urban. Foster is currently on tour with his latest album and book release ‘For You To See The Stars’! “When coupled, the book and CD give fans a deeper insight into the subconscious of Foster’s storytelling” Check out where he’s headed next here!


SAVE THE DATE: Juan Lobo Fest 2019

Jon Wolfe has announced the date for Juan Lobo Fest 2019! Save the date for May 4, 2019, and plan to make your way to Concrete Street Amphitheater in Corpus Christi. Can’t wait that long for a Jon Wolfe show? Check out his fall tour stops here.


Larry Joe Taylor’s Rhymes and Vines on Sept. 19-22

It’s not too late to grab your tickets for LJT’s 13th Annual Fall Fest – Rhymes and Vines next weekend at Melody Mountain Ranch and will feature three days of great music, food and fun. The lineup includes The event will get started at 7 p.m. Wednesday with a “welcome” performance by Larry Joe Taylor, Deryl Dodd and Dave Perez at 7 p.m. and Max Stalling at 9 p.m. at T-Birds Garage Pub. Shea Abshier & the Nighthowlers, Mike McClure and Shinyribs will perform Thursday. A portion of Friday’s lineup includes The Powell Brothers, Kody West, Deryl Dodd, and Josh Weathers. Giovannie & the Hired Guns, Davin James, Tejas Brothers, and Larry Joe Taylor are among Saturday’s performances with an “after party” show featuring Tommy Alverson. Tickets can be purchased here!

Junk Gypsy’s Front Porch Series: Unplugged

The Junk Gypsy’s Front Porch Series in Round Top, TX looks like a dang good time this year! Offering free live music each day starting on September 28 with Dalton Domino and Brandon Aguilar, the series will continue until October 6 featuring additional singer/songwriters including Haley Cole, Drew Kennedy, Bo Brumble, Jon Stork, Walt Wilkins, Tina Wilkins, Morgan Ashley, Jason Boland, Eric Middleton, Issac Jacob, Sophia Lee, Jackie Darlene, Gabe Wooton, Julie Hatfield, Shake Walker, and the Reed Brothers. Check out the poster below!

John Hord Band is Looking for a Drummer

ETX – the John Hord Band is looking for a drummer to add to their camp! Requirements include: Pro gear, pro attitude, must be able to travel and must be available Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Not looking for pocket drummers. Those interest can email


TMP Takes on Ireland: Texas Red Dirt Pub Crawl 2018

We’re excited to collaborate with the Texas Red Dirt Pub Crawl 2018! This year, we’re sending our *picker* Taylor Ashlynn to Ireland with some of our favorite acts such as Bri Bagwell, Copper Chief and Cleto Cordero. TMP x TRDPC have partnered to offer a 10% discount off of ticket prices with code TMP2018 at checkout. These tickets include airfare, hotel stay, and travel. For more information, we will post an informational article about the TRDPC next week. In the meantime, check out more info here. Hope to see you there!

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New Music Out This Week:

Aaron Copeland – “Drunk as Hell” (Single)

Cory Morrow – “Whiskey & Pride” (Album)

TMP Recap:

Spotify Data Proves Consumption of Texas/Red Dirt Music is Growing

Texas Music Spotify Chart: Week 37

[Podcast] Pickin’ the Brain of The Global Head of County Music at Spotify, John Marks

“Whiskey and Pride” and a Cory Morrow Album Premiere

Texas Music Seminar 2018

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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