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Texas Songwriter Robert Earl Keen Announces 2016 Hall Of Fame Honorees For The Texas Heritage Songwriters’ Association

The tenth Annual Texas Heritage Songwriters’ Association (TxHSA) Hall of Fame Awards Show will take place Sunday, February 21st, 2016 at ACL Live at The Moody Theater in downtown Austin, Texas. In collaboration with both the TxHSA and The Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau, Texas songwriting troubadour Robert Earl Keenannounced a new class of inductees during the Key West Songwriters Festival last week. The TxHSA will honor the late Roy
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Singer Songwriter Michael Martin Murphey

TxHSA Hall of Fame Inductee, Michael Martin Murphey to Perform at The Saxon Pub

A native Texan, Murphy carved his role in a country movement which launched out of Austin during the early ’70s alongside Michael Nesmith of the Monkees. His career has spanned nearly five decades. This multi-Grammy nominee has acquired six gold albums, including Cowboy Songs, the first album of cowboy music to achieve gold status since Gunfighter Ballads and Trail
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Feature on TxHSA Awards Show In Texas Music Magazine

The Texas Heritage Songwriters’ Association announced its 2014 inductees February 26: Buck Owens, K.T. Oslin and Waylon Jennings. Oslin, a grammy winner, will perform at the organization’s ninth annual event June 22 at ACL Live at the Moody Theater, while Jennings and Owens — both being inducted posthumously — will be honored with performances by
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Austin American-Statesman Spotlights Sonny Curtis and the Texas Heritage Songwriters’ Association

As a Lubbock sandstorm howled outside his window in the summer of 1958, he wrote “I Fought the Law,” one of the first rock rebellion songs, which was first recorded by the Crickets three months after Buddy Holly died, made famous by the Bobby Fuller Four in 1965, then flagged as a nascent punk song
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An unscripted life: Roger Miller to be honored for prolific, humor-filled songwriting career

“One of a kind” is a phrase reserved for the likes of Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe — and Roger Miller. Though Roger Miller has been gone for two decades, the impact that the eleven-time Grammy winner made on the world of songwriting is as unique and timeless as the songs he wrote. Roger Miller’s career spanned
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West Texas simplicity and the stuff of legends: The tale of songwriter Sonny Curtis

The tale of Sonny Curtis unfolds as any great Texas songwriter’s should, with equal parts simplicity and the stuff of legends. Starting with West Texas sandstorms of mythic proportions and featuring the likes of Buddy Holly and The Clash, Sonny Curtis’ story has itself become a piece of Texas folklore. But, like any good-hearted Texan,
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Ronnie Dunn on Texas sensibility, swagger and the Lone Star songwriting tradition

Ronnie Dunn may be best known for “Boot Scootin’ Boogie,” “My Maria,” and a 20-year Nashville career as the latter half of the most successful duo in music history. But Dunn is more than a commercial country crooner creating Grammy-nominated tunes from the center of Tennessee. Dunn is a Texan. “I really look at the
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Congratulations Trannie Stevens!

KUSP is collaboration between the Kerrville Folk Festival, the Texas Heritage Songwriters Association and London Broadcasting Company. The program recognizes outstanding student songwriters at participating university campuses. This year, six university campuses participated. The winners from each school performed at the Kerrville Folk Festival in May, judged by a blue ribbon panel of industry representatives.
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