July Artist of the Month is Sturgill Simpson


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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July Album of the Month Bonnie Bishop Ain’t Who I Was


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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Ameripolitan Artist Aaron McDonnel New Album July 15


*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 w/Haggard & Paycheck


  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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Mark Chestnutt’s Honky Tonk Mondays


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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Tamara Saviano’s New Guy Clark Bio: Without Getting Killed Or Caught


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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In Love With Wynonna & The Big Noise


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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The Next Waltz: Kelly Willis


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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