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03 Feb 10 Texas Music Journal Anniversary

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Today is the 51st anniversary of  “the day the music died,” when Buddy Holly and three others were killed in a plane crash while they were on a winter tour. This reminds me of the first story we posted on our site one year ago, looking back at Holly and the legacy he gave us.

It’s hard to believe that we have already been at this for a year. We here at Texas Music Journal have been having an absolute blast, bringing our readers stories of Texas music. We try to not limit ourselves when we look at what can qualify as a Texas music story. We hope you are enjoying our stories.

In one year, we have witnessed the emergence of state groups, such as the Eli Young Band and the Bart Crow Band. We have eaten ribs with Kevin Fowler (they were delicious). We sat down and visited with Paula Nelson, the daughter of Willie Nelson. We have talked with Stoney LaRue about the growth of the Red Dirt movement.  We have witnessed the rise of Christian music, and introduced you to several people in that genre. We interviewed some hot new rock groups. We have interviewed or reviewed performances by some of the  hottest names in country music, including George Strait, Reba McIntire, and Miranda Lambert.

The stories are not limited to name artists. We constantly are looking out for new and unknown talent, so we can tell you about them. Our hope is that our site can help these young artists gain a name for themselves.

We would like to know what you think. Send us a response. What do you like? What do you not like? What would you like to see us add?

I can tell you that, right now, we are in the process of growing this current basic site to a full web site. It will include a calendar of events – you can imagine the undertaking that will be for a state the size of Texas!

Most importantly, we want to thank you for your interest and your loyalty. Continue to follow us, tell your friends and ask them to join in.  Together, we can all be a part in the growth of Texas music.

Sam Moore, Texas Music Journal

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