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Kerrville New Folk accepting entries

Kerrville New Folk accepting entries

| December 30, 2017 | Reply

The Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Competition for Emerging Songwriters is now accept submissions for the 2018 contest. Held each year at the Kerrville Folk Festival in Kerrville, Texas, this prestigious contest has long brought songwriters from across the U.S. and worldwide. Each year, as many as 800 songwriters submit 2 songs, which are listened […]

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Tony Ramey — writin’, pickin’, singin’ and grinnin’

Tony Ramey — writin’, pickin’, singin’ and grinnin’

| December 26, 2017 | Reply

Photos and story by Mary Jane Farmer, first appeared in December 2017 Buddy Magazine For a songwriter as prolific and as recorded as Tony Ramey has been over the past two decades, he’s definitely set in the music industry and taking steps to keep on keepin’ on. So many musicians favor their right, or artistic […]

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Music Economic Impact Study results

Music Economic Impact Study results

| November 15, 2017 | Reply

Texas Music Office Releases 2017 Texas Music Economic Impact Study “The Texas Music industry plays a substantial role in the Texas economy. It is vital that we continue to measure and report its economic impact,” says TMO Director Brendon Anthony. “The Texas Music Office is dedicated to supporting this industry and creating a more supportive and […]

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Colter Wall, Uniqueness in Songwriter and Singer

Colter Wall, Uniqueness in Songwriter and Singer

| November 14, 2017 | Reply

Story and photo by Axton Deary Image it is the 1870s and you are standing at the corner of Commerce Street and Ross Avenue in Dallas, Texas. An incoming train has just arrived from Denison, Texas, on the Missouri Kansas Texas Railroad, full of cotton, lumber, and passengers. There is a young, tall, slim, out-of-towner […]

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Turnpike Troubadours come Full Circle with newest CD

Turnpike Troubadours come Full Circle with newest CD

| November 13, 2017 | Reply

Story by Axton Deary, Photos by Mary Jane Farmer. First appeared in the November issue of Buddy Magazine. Turnpike Troubadours released their 5th album, A Long Way From Your Heart, on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Lead singer of Turnpike Troubadours, Evan Felker, is easily one of our generation’s greatest songwriters and makes it seem like […]

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