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Rodeo Headliner Series: Chris Young

Rodeo Headliner Series: Chris Young

Alexander Thomas, Staff Writer

March 9, 2020

Chris Young is a well-known country artist in Nashville who has a great voice. He is actually the product of a show called Nashville Star lasted six seasons starting in 2003. He entered the competition in 2006 (his audition was here in Houston), winning the competition. After winning, he signed with one...

Rodeo Headliner Series: Maren Morris

Rodeo Headliner Series: Maren Morris

Alexander Thomas, Staff Writer

March 7, 2020

Personally I'm not a fan of Maren Morris' music, especially her sophomore major label album Girl. If the album was classified as a pop album, I would be okay with it. What bugs me is that this album is categorized as a country album. The music is heavy on production, snap-tracks and the traditional instrume...

Rodeo Headliner Series: Willie Nelson

Rodeo Headliner Series: Willie Nelson

Alexander Thomas, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

Whereas we looked at a newcomer and their early success, we'll look at the country music hero that is Willie Nelson. Back in the 70's, he along with Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kritofferson and more split from the silky, polished sound Nashville was producing to a more rockier, stripped down version....

Rodeo Headliner Series: Midland

Rodeo Headliner Series: Midland

Alexander Thomas, Staff Writer

March 3, 2020

This is the first of a series highlighting the headline acts at the rodeo this year. Today's article will be on the band Midland. They are a country trio comprising of Mark Wystrach (lead vocals), Jess Gordon (lead guitar) and Cameron Duddy (bass). Tonight's show will be their debut performance here...

Tencent. We Have a Problem.

Ismael Figueroa, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

Capitalism. The American way of life being evangelized throughout the world for the last 70 years. We’ve long heard warnings of the consequences of unchecked motivation for growth and spread of consumerism throughout the world and how greed will lead to unethical choices, sacrificed for greater prof...

Review: No sophomore slump for country singer Luke Combs

Review: No sophomore slump for country singer Luke Combs

Kristin M. Hall, Associated Press

November 8, 2019

Luke Combs, "What You See Is What You Get" (River House Artists/Columbia Nashville) Not many artists break out on their first record, but Luke Combs did it without much fanfare, dropping an album two years ago that has spent 50 weeks on top of Billboard's country chart and tied the all-time record...

Ben DeSoto: For Art’s Sake

Ben DeSoto: For Art’s Sake

George Vasquez, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

Ben Desoto, a photo journalist for the Houston Post and Houston Chronicle for over 30 years, had the opportunity to capture Houston’s music history through the lens of his camera. Co-Presented by the Houston Latino Film Festival, a film-screening and gallery was held at the Matchbox Theater in downtown...

Jesus is King is finally here!

Jesus is King is finally here!

George Vasquez, Staff Writer

October 27, 2019

It would not be a Kanye album if it didn’t come with a wave of reediting, release delays, and controversy. Jesus is King aligns with a Christian theme, West described the new album as an “expression of the gospel”, breaking the rules of what a traditional gospel Christian album would sound l...

The College Mom – How I Keep it All Straight

The College Mom – How I Keep it All Straight

Cortney Torres, Staff Writer

October 22, 2019

Being a student in college is something that takes inspiration, motivation, dedication and probably some other “-ation” word I haven’t already thought of.  However, being a mother takes the same things, plus a little bit more.  So where can a line be drawn between mother and student? When...

Review: Simpson breaks from country with ‘Sound & Fury’

Scott Bauer, Associated Press

October 22, 2019

Sturgill Simpson, "Sound & Fury" (Elektra) Forget country, outlaw country or whatever Sturgill Simpson's genre-pushing music has been categorized as. "Sound & Fury" is melt-your-face-off fuzz rock. Simpson describes it as "sleazy, steamy rock 'n' roll" and he's right. "Sound & Fur...

Review: The strong stuff suits Jon Pardi’s new album

Ron Harris, Associated Press

October 9, 2019

Jon Pardi "Heartache Medication" (Capitol Nashville) Jon Pardi's third studio album, "Heartache Medication," is surely positioned to be a bartender's best friend. The traditional country release offers up a strong sampling of drinking songs about love lost. Pardi is a California native, but he's...

Pro Wrestling: TNT isn’t only for the NBA playoffs

Pro Wrestling: TNT isn’t only for the NBA playoffs

Milton Johnson, Staff Writer

June 17, 2019

The year was 1999, and I grew up being a pro wrestling fan and watching "WWF Smackdown!" on UPN . Yet, we roll over to 2019 and as far as WWE is concerned, it’s dying slower than a death row inmate who’s awaiting his or her death. I’m very ashamed to promote WWE due to the mockery and extreme...

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