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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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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Pauline Reese’s New Video “Save Your Breath”


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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Classic Of The Month: Strike Like Lightning


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,…

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June Artist Of The Month: Tony Joe White


Tony Joe White is Outlaw Magazine’s Artist of the Month for June 2016.  His new album, Rain Crow, dropped on May 26th and it holds up strong to his body of work that includes over forty releases (nineteen studio albums) since his debut in 1969 with Black and White on Monument Records. TJW has had songs recorded by Elvis,…

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Dallas Moore New Single “Shoot Out The Lights”


Dallas Moore has developed a cult following and Indie Icon status amongst Outlaw Country enthusiasts. A hard core touring troubadour, he’s got more miles under his belt and songs in his vault than he can count.  He’s just released a brand new single on Sol Records, “Shoot Out The Lights”, and it packs one hell of…

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Feature: Nik Havert And The Day Job

The Police Aren’t the Military, but Many Want Us to Be             As the events in Ferguson, Missouri unfolded, many wondered why police departments needed Humvees, assault rifles, and military grade helmets, masks, and armor.  I was asked by the editor-in-chief  here at Outlaw to write an opinion piece on this since I have been…

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Travis Smith

  My home town of sweet ole Spartanburg is littered with some rich musical history and I try to bring that up every time I get a chance. Yeah, it’s  home to many legends and these days many soon to be favorites are playing all the wonderful places (most in walking distance) it has to…

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The 4th of July

On July the 4th, 1776, a congress of citizens in what would become the United States of America declared – on behalf of a small cluster of colonies clinging to North America’s eastern seaboard – that a people could and would be united against and independent of the rule of a king.  It was just…

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