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Sturgill Simson is Outlaw Magazine’s Artist of the Month for August 2016.  His career is one that depicts the rise of an independent music warrior, one who has battled quietly but steadily, remaining consistent in his dedication to artistry, creating music on his own terms and allowing the world to discover him at it’s own pace. In Sturgill’s…

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Ain’t Who I Was by Bonnie Bishop is Outlaw Magazine’s Album of the Month for July. I met Bonnie Bishop at a Writer’s Night (yes, one of those) in Nashville, several years ago. Might have been around ’06 or ’07 (the years kind of blend together, hard to say).  Despite the fact we were both from Texas, I’d never…

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*July 15  CD Release Show at The White Horse in Austin Texas with Jason James (New West)* Aaron McDonnell’s new EP Get Gone  will be available July 15th on Independence Records. “It’s not overdone. I just wrote some songs and we almost immediately recorded them,” says McDonnell. He’s joined by a crew of tried-and-true professionals, including Bob…

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  The Chillicothe Prison Project With Johnny Paycheck and Merle Haggard by Billy Don Burns: Gladiator With A Guitar  “The first time I went to the warden, Arthur Tate, of the maximum security prison,(C.C.I.) Chillicothe Correctional Institution, and asked him if I could come in and record an album on Johnny Paycheck, he told me there was no…

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Country Music Star Mark Chestnutt has a brand new album out called Tradition Lives. We’re excited about that and we will have a review coming soon here at Outlaw Magazine. In the meantime, check out one of the coolest things happening in REAL country music on Youtube right now. It’s Mark Chestnutt’s HONKY TONK MONDAY episodes! Let’s turn you…

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — When Tamara Saviano began working on Without Getting Killed or Caught: The Life and Music of Guy Clark, her no-holds-barred biography of the beloved Americana music icon, she already knew Clark’s peers and fans loved and respected him. She’d also heard that profiling still-living subjects was harder than chronicling those who’d departed….

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Christina Claire Ciminella, otherwise known as WYNONNA, is a complete, full on Badass. I remember years ago, watching The Tony Danza Show (some of you are thinking,”Tony Danza had his own talk show? or Who the hell is Tony Danza?”). He had just seen Wynonna in concert  in NYC the night before. He raved about her in…

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AUSTIN, Texas — Kelly Willis teamed up with husband Bruce Robison to record and produce her first original single in a decade as part of his multi-faceted media company and web series, The Next Waltz. A followup to the launch with Jerry Jeff Walker, the second episode with Willis showcases the true beauty of the…

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As long as I’ve written about music, and that’s coming up on twenty years now, I’ve always said that genre and style and production and the rest of the side dishes on a given album aren’t what matters. They’re a part of the meal, for certain, and they contribute in the same way that the…

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Kentucky’s own has laid claim to an uprising of roots glory as of late, with the “country-on-the-edge” golden boy Chris Stapleton creating an underground media storm and racking up awards, Sturgil Simpson’s beautifully executed new album A Sailor’s Guide To Earth may be one of the best albums of the year, and then there’s the latest release…

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Texas Star Pauline Reese releases her new music video “Save Your Breath” as a teaser! The new album, Lucky Number 7,  will soon be available to buy at paulinereese.com and 95+ digital stores and 15,000+ brick-and-mortar locations (iTunes, CDBaby, Google Play, MP3.com, Waterloo Records, Spotify and Amazon.com). Release date TBA. Check paulinereese.com for album release date,…

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The recent passing of Lonnie Mack marked the loss of yet another ground breaking Icon in Music. Lonnie Mack was called a “Pioneer in Rock Guitar Soloing” by Rollling Stone. He was known as one of the first true guitar Heroes. His instrumentals “Wham”  and “Memphis” (back in the 60’s)  influenced many guitar legends including Duane Allman,…