I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as quick as I could. I'm originally from Battle Creek, Michigan (home of Tony the Tiger). I've got two kids who take up most of my time out of the office, but when I get "me time", I'm either taking in some live music or a sporting event. Since relocating, I also fell in love with the Texas music scene. I've been lucky enough to be nominated for DJ of the Year 4 straight years by the Academy of Texas Music, and was the 2009 recipient of the Academy's Palmwood Award. I'm a huge sports fan, and my loyalties are with the Michigan Wolverines, Chicago White Sox and (sorry) the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Album Review: Cody Canada and the Departed ‘HippieLovePunk’
In the post-Cross Canadian Ragweed era, Cody Canada put together an elite band, that earned a reputation for being a band that does whatever feels right. The Departed have pushed the outer limits of the red dirt genre, and delved deeper into rock, punk and blues. It comes together seamlessly on their latest effort, HippieLovePunk.
Sunny Sweeney Is Back With Her Edgy New Song, ‘Bad Girl Phase’
Sunny Sweeney is getting ready to release her first album in three years. Judging from the first single, 'Bad Girl Phase', the East Texas native hasn't lost any of her attitude.
Phil Hamilton Cuts His Hair For Locks of Love
Phil Hamilton is a hairy man, and has been for years. His signature long hair and beard are a regular topic of discussion whenever he visits -- because it gets longer and longer every time Phil stops by. Many have wondered what it would take for the man affectionately known as "Philthy" to cut his locks. Now we know.
Dirty River Boys to Play the Taste of Country Concert Series June 6th at the Lucky Mule
The Dirty River Boys haven't been to Abilene in a while, so we're glad to bring them back as part of the Taste of Country Concert Series, brought to you by KEAN 105. Along with special guests Money Shot, The Dirty River Boys will be taking the stage Friday night, June 6th at the Lucky Mule Saloon.
Josh Abbott Band to Kick Off the Taste Of Country Concert Series May 30th at the Lucky Mule
KEAN 105 is proud to bring you the Taste of Country Concert Series, and the fun kicks off with the Josh Abbott Band on Friday night, May 30th at the Lucky Mule Saloon. Along with special guest Curtis Grimes, JAB will put on a must-see show that you will not soon forget.
Cody Riley Featured in the Texas Music Scene’s ‘Acoustic Motel’
Texas Music Scene is one of the great TV shows that takes you deep into the heart of Texas country and Red Dirt music. The program showcases the best artists on the scene, and that's why I was thrilled to see my old friend, Cody Riley as a guest.
Merle Haggard Sidelined with Pneumonia
Little can slow the tempo that legendary singer-songwriter Merle Haggard keeps, but the Hag has been forced to take a break from touring due to a bout with pneumonia.
Album Review: Brian Keane ‘Coming Home’
With his uncanny ability to write songs that appeal to regular folks coupled with the success of his previous album "90 Miles an Hour," Brian Keane has become one of Texas music's favorite songwriters. And he's taken his craft to the next level with the release of "Coming Home."
Shooter Jennings Coming to Abilene February 1st
Shooter Jennings, son of outlaw country legends Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter, has created an alternative country sound all his own. One thing is clear, he has been heavily influenced by the legends that raised him. Now, Shooter is teaming up with members of his Dad's recording and touring band, Waymore's Outlaws, for a series of special concerts. This special tour is coming to Abilene and the
Kacey Musgraves Releases Video For ‘Follow Your Arrow’
Kacey Musgraves is following her arrow, and it's pointed straight up. The New Artist of the Year CMA Award winner and newly announced Grammy nominee has had a breakout 2013, and is wrapping it up with the release of a new music video. 'Follow Your Arrow' is Musgraves' newest single from her critically acclaimed CD 'Same Trailer, Different Park'.