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14 Mar 11 Texas Music Making Headlines

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I learned a lesson this past weekend.  Leave the state, get sick, or otherwise get involved in life, and when you return you discover you have missed at least a handful of Texas music headlines!

JEWEL HIT BY EMERGENCY VEHICLE

Probably the most important story that happened was the accident in Stephenville, in whichh a car being driven by Jewel was hit by a fire truck on the way to a fire.

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At last word, both Jewel and her unborn baby are doing fine. That is definitely good news.

SET THE DATE

OK, everybody start watching the mailbox for your invitation. Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton have set a wedding date. They will be married May 14 in Oklahoma.

SXSW

Yes, the South By Southwest conference is underway. With it come live music, high tech exhibits, and – of

course – all the other festivals run by people who are upset that SxSW no longer cater exclusively to Texas acts.  On a positive note, we learned that the New York Times picked Texas native Sarah Jaffe as one of the acts expected to make a big splash in Austin.  This follows what is considered to be the most successful year of her young career so far. Kirtland Records also just announced a national re-release of her first EP.

ELI YOUNG BAND GETTING MORE POPULAR

And how do we know that? Well, their new release, Crazy Girl, was the most downloaded song on iTunes last week. The video, depicting young lovers trying to escape from an asylum, has been generating a lot of activity on cmt.com.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY WEEKEND BRINGS OUT THE MUSIC

Name a town. Name a club. Insert band name here!

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