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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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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Album of the Month: Darrell Scott


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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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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Piano Fighter by Michael Franklin


Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet. –Roger Miller, 1972   Similar To Rain I stumbled to the car and slid behind the wheel. My entire face was numb, my mouth was full of bloody gauze, my shirt collar was covered in blood splatter, and my tongue was sore. I would have looked…

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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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