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28 Feb 09 Two Weeks of Music!

How many different musical experiences can one person experience in two weeks in north Texas? Continue reading

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27 Feb 09 What does it take to write a song?

This is a very interesting question, I believe – especially from my standpoint. Musically, I have a very limited number of tools required to complete the songwriting process. When I started, I did not know how to play an instrument. Now, I own an acoustic guitar, a bass and a keyboard, and I still don’t know how to play them! My singing experience consisted of an outstanding career Continue reading


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26 Feb 09 Cancer Claims Dan Seals

Dan Seals, the Texas-born singer who found success in both the pop and country worlds, has died after a fight with cancer. Continue reading


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23 Feb 09 how to get my ex girlfriend back after 2 weeks

The Plano Symphony brought movie memories to life Saturday night, during its salute to legendary music composer John Williams. Continue reading


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20 Feb 09 Friday Night at the Cadillac

For those of you who missed last Friday’s show at Cadillac Pizza in McKinney, you missed a standing room only viewing of a hard charging, true Texas blues group, Junior and the Journeymen.  Lead by frontman Mike Clark, J&J rocked the house with their powerful interpretation of the blues.  Mike shared the duties on stage with each of band members including Johnny Marshall on keyboards, Bobby Chitwood on bass and… Continue reading


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19 Feb 09 Christian music record labels in Texas?!

Ever wonder who “The BIG Players” in Christian music record labels are? Ever wonder if there were or are any “players” in Texas?

The “size” of a record label can be measured by the number of singer/songwriters under contract with the label, the number of copyrighted songs administered in the label’s catalog, the number of “top tier” performers/groups under contract with the label, the volume of albums or songs… Continue reading


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18 Feb 09 America's Cowboy for America's Stadium

George Strait set to headline concert for the opening of the new Dallas Cowboys stadium in June. Continue reading


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17 Feb 09 A G-Chord on an Old Martin – An Evening with Quinten Hope

Texas Music Journal caught up with Quinten at the Granada Theater in Dallas on Sunday, February 8, 2009 where he was opening for Andy McKee (quite a guitar player in his own right). Since the show highlighted acoustic guitars, Quinten left his Strat in the case and played his repertoire on an old acoustic – his Dad’s Martin. Continue reading


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16 Feb 09 Eli Young Band Rocks

Denton-based Eli Young Band rocks during a recent performance at the Texas Club in Baton Rouge. The group is now nominated as best new group by the Academy of Country Music. Continue reading


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16 Feb 09 You too can be a Christian music writer

Some wonder whether or not they have what it takes to be a Christian music writer. What does it take to craft a Christian song? What inspires Christian writers? The answers vary, but the themes are the same: faith, surrender, life, commission and Grace.

Faith is the mortar that holds all Christians united. Each of us is a building block for the foundation of the Kingdom of God on… Continue reading


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