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Chuck Mead’s Close to Home

Chuck Mead’s Close to Home

By Brian Rock Former BR5-49 front man, Chuck Mead finds a new home in Memphis on his fourth solo release, Close to Home. After working on site as the musical director for the CMT series, […]

Greg Felden’s Made of Strings

Greg Felden’s Made of Strings

By Brian Rock Greg Felden issues his Country tinged, Folk-Rock debut, Made of Strings. Like current Folk heroes Drew Holcomb and The Lumineers, Felden devotes as much attention to his musical arrangements as to his […]

TJ Premiere: Van Dyke Brown’s The Fair

TJ Premiere: Van Dyke Brown’s The Fair

Van Dyke Brown has released the video for “The Fair,” off of his debut album Holy Libel. Van Dyke Brown is the cosmic folk alter ego of musician, filmmaker, and novelist Scott Honea. In the […]

Song Premier: Matt Harlan, Mountain Pose

Song Premier: Matt Harlan, Mountain Pose

Houston, Texas-based singer songwriter, Matt Harlan’s latest release, Best Beasts is a seamless collection of songs that spotlight the critically acclaimed songwriter, who shows exponential growth with each track. The album includes vivid vignettes that frequently feature blue […]

Summer Playlist with Justin Townes Earle, Austin Meade, The Vandoliers, Southern Avenue and more

Summer Playlist with Justin Townes Earle, Austin Meade, The Vandoliers, Southern Avenue and more

It’s summer time again and that means there’s a ton of new releases vying to become the soundtrack of your soon to be epic vacation. So rather than focus on just one, here’s a roundup […]

Holly Renee Allen’s Appalachian Piecemeal

Holly Renee Allen’s Appalachian Piecemeal

By Brian Rock With a voice as clear as a mountain steam and as strong as the mountain it flows over, Holly Renee Allen sings a love letter to her beloved Blue Ridge in her […]

Tales From Texas Music: The Electric Cowboy and The Hillbilly Hero

Tales From Texas Music: The Electric Cowboy and The Hillbilly Hero

Ever wonder what it would be like to see Texas songwriting greats Townes Van Zandt, and Wayne Hancock play a show together? Editor Courtney S. Lennon wanted to find out, so she created “Tales From […]

Ted Russell Kamp’s Walkin’ Shoes

Ted Russell Kamp’s Walkin’ Shoes

By Brian Rock Ted Russell Kamp invites you to lace up your comfy sneakers and join him on a musical stroll on his 11th studio release, Walkin’ Shoes. Riding a streak of four consecutive “Top […]

Dale Watson Call Me Lucky

Dale Watson Call Me Lucky

By Brian Rock Legendary Texas troubadour Dale Watson has been called many things from Honky-Tonk hero to Ameripolitan ambassador to just plain crazy. But now he wants you to call him by his new nickname […]

Craig Marshall – TJ Interview

Craig Marshall – TJ Interview

Turnstyled Junkpiled: Describe growing up in Syracuse, New York. Craig Marshall: I grew up in a suburb of Syracuse called Fayetteville. It was a great place to grow up with family, friends, school, sports. As far […]

20 Greatest Texas Country Songs of All Time

20 Greatest Texas Country Songs of All Time

The 20 Greatest Texas Country Songs of All Time Texans have a real sense of independence that carriers over to songwriting. We were our own country for a while. All of these songwriters embody the incredible pride from the history […]

TJ Music’s Best of 2018

TJ Music’s Best of 2018

Another year of music is in the books. TJ’s best of 2018 celebrates the diverse work of artists we love, ranging from country legends to impressive newcomers. Thank you to all of our TJ family for contributing […]