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Thursday, December 1, 2016

THE PARTY LIST - December 1 - 7

Note: Please remember to check with the venue as to whether or not there is a cover charge or ticket required for the shows you plan to attend. Also, some venues have an age restriction. Not all events take place in Texas. With that in mind I will begin listing them not only by day but by TEXAS and ON THE ROAD. With that in mind…

TEXAS
Thursday – 1
Dave Thomas – Hard Eight BBQ – Coppell
Clint Black – Dosey Doe’s – The Woodlands


Friday – 2
Bellamy Brothers – Silver Saloon – Terrell
Charlie Robison – Floore’s – Helotes
            /w Koe Wetzel
Dave Thomas – Hard Eight BBQ – Roanoke
Dolly Parton – American Bank Center Arena – Corpus Christi
Jack Nelson – Beer Garden – Midland – 9 p.m.
Dale Watson – The White Horse – Austin
Michael Martin Murphey – One World Theatre – Austin
            Cowboy Christmas!


Saturday – 3
Bellamy Brothers – Honky Tonk Texas – Silsbee
Mike Blakely – Hill Country Pottery – Comfort – 1-4 p.m.
            /w Annie Blakely
            Holiday Reception
Dolly Parton – Verizon Theatre – Grand Prairie
Jack Nelson – The Broken Spoke Saloon – Amarillo – 8 p.m.
            Acoustic
Dale Watson – 11th Street Cowboy – Bandera
Josh Grider – Tavern On Main – Buda
Terri Hendrix – Cave Without a Name – Boerne
            /w Lloyd Maines
Scott Taylor Band – Tropical Christmas Festival – Rockport – Noon – 1p.m.
Michael Martin Murphey – The Barnhill Center @ Historic Simon – Brenham
            Cowboy Christmas!


Sunday – 4
Byrd & Street – Threadgill’s – Austin – 6-9 p.m.
            7th Annual Mistletoe Jam!
Michael Martin Murphey – The Heights Theater – Houston
            Cowboy Christmas!


Monday – 5
Dolly Parton – NRG Arena – Houston
Bracken Hale – Poodie’s – Spicewood
Michael Martin Murphey – Texas A & M – Corpus Christi
            Cowboy Christmas!


Tuesday – 6
Mike Blakely – Burger Burger – Fredricksburg – 7-9 p.m.
            /w Annie Blakely
Dolly Parton – Frank Erwin Center – Austin


Wednesday – 7
Mike Blakely – On the Rocks – Cottonwood Shores – 7-9 p.m.
            /w john Arthur martinez & Kurt Baumer


ON THE ROAD
Thursday – 1
Lee Greewood – Firekeepers Casino Hotel Event Center – Battle Creek MI
Johnny Lee – Clay Cooper Theater – Branson MO
Vince Gill – Ryman – Nashville TN
            Christmas @ the Ryman with Amy Grant
Tracy Lawrence – Kanza Hall – Overland Park KS
Terri Clark – Golden Nugget – Las Vegas NV
Mickey Gilley – Clay Cooper Theater – Branson MO
Oak Ridge Boys – Vern Riffe Center for the Perf. Arts – Portsmouth OH
            Christmas Celebration Tour!
Buddy Case – Fox & Fork – Clarksville AR
Gatlin Bros – Gaylord Opryland Convention Center – Nashville TN
            2 Shows


Friday – 2
Bart Crow – JB’s Downtown – Joplin MO
Tracy Lawrence – Grizzly Rose – Denver CO
Oak Ridge Boys – Renfro Valley KY
            Christmas Celebration Tour!
Exile – Angelic Hall – Lebanon  KY
Ragged Union – Kline’s Beer Hall – Arvada CO
Gatlin Bros – Gaylord Opryland Convention Center – Nashville TN


Saturday – 3
Sylvia – Ernest Tubb Record Shop – Nashville TN
            In-store CD Signing!
Jeannie Seely – TPC Conf. & Convention Center – York PA
Clint Black – Silver Star Convention Center – Philadelphia MS
Travis Tritt – Isle Casino Racing Pompano Park – Pompano Beach FL
Tracy Lawrence – The Fox Pavillion – Hays KS
Oak Ridge Boys – Crystal Grand Music Theatre – Wisconsin Dells WI
            Christmas Celebration Tour!
Exile – Ross Country Jamboree – Scottsburg IN
Gatlin Bros – Gaylord Opryland Convention Center – Nashville TN


Sunday – 4
Tanya Tucker – Grand Event Center @ the Golden Nugget – Las Vegas NV
Travis Tritt – Florida Theatre Jacksonville – Jacksonville FL
Oak Ridge Boys – Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort – Mount Pleasant MI
            Christmas Celebration Tour!
Gatlin Bros – Gaylord Opryland Convention Center – Nashville TN


Monday – 5
Gatlin Bros – Gaylord Opryland Convention Center – Nashville TN


Tuesday – 6
Oak Ridge Boys – Crouse Performing Hall – Lima OH
            Christmas Celebration Tour!


Wednesday – 7
Vince Gill – Ryman – Nashville TN
            Christmas @ the Ryman with Amy Grant
Gatlin Bros – Gaylord Opryland Convention Center – Nashville TN



Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

The Party List - November 24 - 30



Note: Please remember to check with the venue as to whether or not there is a cover charge or ticket required for the shows you plan to attend. Also, some venues have an age restriction. Not all events take place in Texas. With that in mind I will begin listing them not only by day but by TEXAS and ON THE ROAD. With that in mind…

TEXAS
Thursday – 24
Dale Watson – The Continental Club – Austin


Friday – 25
Bellamy Brothers – Masones Saloon – Cypress
William Clark Green – Floore’s – Helotes
            /w John Baumann
Dave Thomas – Hard Eight BBQ – Coppell
Jack Nelson – Neon Country – Jacksonville – 8 p.m.
Dale Watson – Love and War – Plano
Scott Taylor Band – Inez Community Center –
john Arthur martinez – Hondo’s On Main – Fredricksburg – 8 p.m.


Saturday – 26
Sam Riggs – Floore’s – Helotes
            /w Flatland Cavalry
Dave Thomas – Hard Eight BBQ – Roanoke
Gene Douglas – Poodie’s – Spicewood – 6 p.m.
The Warhorses – Poodie’s -  Spicewood – 8 p.m.
Braken Hale – Poodie’s – Spicewood – 10:30 p.m.
Mike Blakely – House Concert – Corpus Christi – 6 p.m.
            /w Doc Blakely
            Potlock @ 5 p.m. Contact: suztrot@stx.rr.com
John Michael Montgomery – Schroeder Dance Hall – Goliad
Dale Watson – The Broken Spoke – Austin
Charlie Pride – Redneck Country Club – Houston
Josh Grider – Specht’s Store – San Antonio
           

Sunday – 27
Tessy Lou – Poodie’s – Spicewood – 4 p.m.
Jon Napier – Poodie’s – Spicewood – 7:30 p.m.
            /w Guest: Collin McDonald
Dale Watson – The Big T Roadhouse – Saint Hedwig
john Arthur martinez – Riley’s Tavern – Hunter – 4 p.m.


Monday – 28
W.C. Jameson – Poodie’s – Spicewood – 6:30 p.m.
            /w Guest: Robert Cline, Jr
            Steak Night!
Dale Watson – The Continental Club – Austin


Tuesday – 29
Mike Blakely – Burger Burger – Fredricksburg – 7-9 p.m.
            /w Annie Blakely
Jean Synodinos – ABA – Ray Benson Stage – Austin
john Arthur martinez – Trailblazer Grille – Burnet – 6 p.m.


Wednesday – 30
Michael Martin Murphey – The Cactus Theatre – Lubbock
john Arthur martinez – On the Rocks – Cottonwood Shores – 7 p.m.


ON THE ROAD
Thursday – 24
Buddy Case – Fox & Fork – Clarksville AR
Gatlin Bros – Gaylord Opryland Convention Center – Nashville TN


Friday – 25
Mark Chesnutt – Grizzly Rose – Denver CO
Tracy Lawrence – Dover Downs Hotel & Casino – Dover DE
            Rollins Center Ballroom
Oak Ridge Boys – Joplin Memorial Hall – Joplin MO
            Christmas Celebration Tour!
Michael Martin Murphey – Gryphon Theater – Laramie WY
            Cowboy Christmas
Gatlin Bros – Gaylord Opryland Convention Center – Nashville TN


Saturday – 26
Marc Broussard – Amos Southland – Charlotte NC
            Heart & Soul Benefit Concert
Bellamy Brothers – Sugar Creek Casino/ Event Center – Hinton OK
Bo Phillips Band – Gilley’s – Pocola OK
Kentucky Headhunters – The Sundowner – Russell Springs KY
Dolly Parton – Amalie Arena – Tampa FL
Tracy Lawrence – Dusty Armadillo – Rootstown OH
Mickey Gilley – Cypress Bayou Casino – Charenton LA
Oak Ridge Boys – Washington Pavilion Of Arts & Science – Sioux Falls SD
            Christmas Celebration Tour!
Michael Martin Murphey – Broomfield Auditorium - Broomfield CO
            Cowboy Christmas!
Gatlin Bros – Gaylord Opryland Convention Center – Nashville TN
Cody Jinks – Old Rock House – St. Louis


Sunday – 27
Dolly Parton – BB&T Center – Sunrise FL
Oak Ridge Boys – Chester Fritz Auditorium – Grand Forks ND
            Christmas Celebration Tour!
Michael Martin Murphey – Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts – Palmer Lake CO
            Cowboy Christmas!
Gatlin Bros – Gaylord Opryland Convention Center – Nashville TN


Monday – 28
Johnny Lee – Clay Cooper Theater – Branson MO
Mickey Gilley – Clay Cooper Theater – Branson MO
Oak Ridge Boys – State Theatre – Minneapolis MN
            Christmas Celebration Tour!
Michael Martin Murphey – Burlington High School - Burlington CO
            Cowboy Christmas!
Gatlin Bros – Gaylord Opryland Convention Center – Nashville TN


Tuesday – 29
Dolly Parton – Pensacola Bay Center – Pensacola FL
Johnny Lee – Clay Cooper Theater – Branson MO
Mickey Gilley – Clay Cooper Theater – Branson MO
Oak Ridge Boys – Five Flags Center – Dubuque IA
            Christmas Celebration Tour!


Wednesday – 30
Christmas @ Rockefeller Center – Telecast 8-9 p.m. ET (Pre-Recorded!)
            Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood, Josh Groban, Neil Diamond,
Tony Bennett, Sarah McLachlan, Jordan Smith
Charlie Daniels 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville
            Chris Stapleton

Dolly Parton – Smoothie King Center – New Orleans LA
Travis Tritt – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville TN
Vince Gill – Ryman – Nashville TN
            Christmas @ the Ryman with Amy Grant
Oak Ridge Boys – Milwaukee Theatre – Milwaukee WI
Gatlin Bros – Gaylord Opryland Convention Center – Nashville TN
            2 Shows





Tuesday, November 22, 2016

TURNTABLE TUESDAY- I'm Not the Devil


I love surprises. The good kind, of course. Not those Haunted House kind of things, but surprises that make me smile. I'M NOT THE DEVIL is one of those good ones. Cody Jinks is the perfect example of you "can't judge a book (or in this case, an artist) by its cover". Cody has all the appearance of 'outlaw country' to the core. Yet, when you hear his voice, the two just do not match. But, he parallels the two images in one of the tracks on the album - The Same. The title track, I'm Not the Devil comes in a close second. His rough exterior appears as an armor, protecting the vulnerability of his soul... vulnerability necessary to produce thought-provoking lyrics. 

Some of his musical background comes through in his beautifully done tribute cover of Merle Haggard's The Way I Am. Every note, every tune peels back another layer of  Cody Jinks - the man. Through the process we discover the importance of who each of us are and the minuscule part we play in this life. There are No Guarantees, you just have to Give All You Can, particularly when you have a Heavy Load to bear. One song I found the most heartwarming was Gaylor Creek Church where everyone knows each other and the preacher works the mill right alongside his parishioners. I found Vampires to be a very eloquent way of making a point. 

While there's an outlaw edge present on this album, what you will hear is pure country to the core. With the opening strains of the first tune, you can feel the sawdust beneath your boots and your partner's hand in yours as you move around the dance floor. Find your soul in I'M NOT THE DEVIL. 

Grab your copy at: 
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Here's a sample from Cody's YouTube Channel:




I've listened to this album over and over again, enjoying every textured note and outlaw lyric. For that, I'm tipping my hat:



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Thursday, November 17, 2016

THE PARTY LIST - November 17 - 23

Note: Please remember to check with the venue as to whether or not there is a cover charge or ticket required for the shows you plan to attend. Also, some venues have an age restriction. Not all events take place in Texas. With that in mind I will begin listing them not only by day but by TEXAS and ON THE ROAD. With that in mind…

TEXAS
Thursday – 17
Marc Broussard – ACL Live – Austin
            Music & Memories benefiting Alzheimer’s Texas
Dale Watson – The Highball – Austin
Jeff Posey – Del Norte Tacos – Godley – 6 p.m.
            Special Guest: Mike Blakely


Friday – 18
Marc Broussard – Sam’s Burger Joint – San Antonio
Jack Nelson – Rowdy Bucks – Crosby – 10:30 p.m.
Bracken Hale – Hole In the Wall – Austin
Cody Jinks - Hurricane Harry's- College Station - 


Saturday – 19
Mark Chesnutt – Chuters – Pasadena
Marc Broussard – Grendada Theater – Dallas
Gary P. Nunn  - Poodie’s – Spicewood
Jack Nelson – Longbranch Saloon – Round Rock – 9 p.m.
Tracy Lawrence – ACL Live @ Moody Theatre – Austin
Clay Walker – Billy Bob’s – Ft. Worth
Dale Watson – Reds Longhorn Saloon – Ft. Worth
Scott Taylor Band – Old Coupland Inn & Dance Hall – Coupland – 9 p.m.
            /w Kenny Orts
john Arthur martinez – Torra di Pietra – Fredricksburg – 2 p.m.


Sunday – 20
Marc Broussard – Dosey Doe’s – The Woodlands
Tessi Lou – Poodie’s – Spicewood – 4 p.m.
Jon Napier – Poodie’s – Spicewood – 7:30 p.m.
            /w Ordinary Elephant
Dale Watson – Cboys Heart and Soul – Austin
Oak Ridge Boys – Love Civic Center – Paris
            Christmas Celebration Tour!
Josh Grider – Mule Barn TRDR – Justin
Jean Synodinos – Homespun Kitchen & Bar – Dripping Springs


Monday – 21
George Ensle – Poodie’s – Spicewood – 6:30 pm.
            /w David Lee
            Steak Night!
Dale Watson – The Continental Club – Austin


Tuesday – 22
Mike Blakely – Burger Burger – Fredricksburg – 6-8 p.m.
            /w Annie Blakely Note New Winter Performance Hours!
Bracken Hale – The White Horse – Austin – 11:59 p.m.


Wednesday – 23
Mike Blakely – Western Edge Wine Cellars – Fredricksburg – 7-9 p.m.
Dale Watson – Luckenbach –
Scott Taylor Band – Moonshine Drinkery – Victoria – 8 p.m.
john Arthur martinez – On the Rocks – Cottonwood Shores – 7 p.m.



ON THE ROAD
Thursday – 17
Bellamy Brothers – Don Gibson Theater – Shelby NC
Collin Raye - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hotel – Tulsa OK
Johnny Lee – Clay Cooper Theater – Branson MO
Travis Tritt – Temple Theatre – Meridian MS
Vince Gill – Effingham Performing Arts Center – Effingham IL
Shenandoah – Capital Theatre Center – Chambersburg PA
Mickey Gilley – Clay Cooper Theater – Branson MO
Bobby Bare – The Basement East – Nashville TN
Oak Ridge Boys – The Mansion Theatre – Branson MO
            Christmas Celebration Tour!
Buddy Case – Fox & Fork – Clarksville AR
Rhonda Vincent – Augusta Expo Center – Fishersville VA
Gatlin Bros – Gaylord Opryland Convention Center – Nashville TN


Friday – 18
Sylvia – Paw Paw High School – Paw Paw MI
Bellamy Brothers – Country Tonite Theater – Pigeon Forge TN
Bill Anderson – Opry at the Ryman  – Nashville TN
Collin Raye  - Benton Civic Center – Benton IL
Dolly Parton – North Charleston Coliseum – North Charleston SC
Tanya Tucker – Florence Civic Center – Florence SC
Travis Tritt – IP Casino Resort & Spa – Biloxi MS
Vince Gill – Island Resort & Casino – Harris MI
Shenandoah – Newberry Opera House – Newberry SC
Tracy Lawrence – Gilley’s @ Choctaw Casino – Durant OK
Clay Walker – The Texas Club – Baton Rouge LA
Terri Clark – Florence Civic Center – Florence SC
Oak Ridge Boys – Golden Nugget – Biloxi MS
            Christmas Celebration Tour!
Charlie Pride – Peppermill Concert Hall – Wendover NV
Rhonda Vincent – Eichelberger PAC – Hanover PA
Gatlin Bros – Gaylord Opryland Convention Center – Nashville TN


Saturday – 19
Bellamy Brothers – A. Curtis Andrews Auction Barn – Federalsburg MD
            /w Rhonda Vincent
Jamey Johnson – Downstream Casino – Quapaw OK
Bill Anderson – Opry at the Ryman – Nashville TN
Jeannie Seely – Opry at the Ryman – Nashville TN
Dolly Parton – Spectrum Center – Charlotte NC
Jason Boland & the Stragglers – Black River Coliseum – Poplar Bluff MO
            /w Turnpike Troubadours
Vince Gill – Island Resort & Casino – Harris MI
Shenandoah – Pinellas PAC – Pinellas Park FL
Crystal Gayle – Seneca Alleghany Resort & Casino Event Center – Salamanca NY
Mickey Gilley – Margaritaville Resort Casino – Bossier City LA
Oak Ridge Boys – Golden Nugget – Lake Charles LA
            Christmas Celebration Tour!
Rex Allen, Jr – Monterey Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival – Monterey CA
Gatlin Bros – Gaylord Opryland Convention Center – Nashville TN


Sunday – 20
Jeannie Seely – Nashville Palace – Nashville TN
            Jean Shepard Tribute Show!
Vince Gill – Morris Performing Arts Center – South Bend IN
Gatlin Bros – Gaylord Opryland Convention Center – Nashville TN


Monday – 21
Johnny Lee – Clay Cooper Theater – Branson MO
Aaron Tippin – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville TN
Mickey Gilley – Clay Cooper Theater – Branson MO
Gatlin Bros – Gaylord Opryland Convention Center – Nashville TN


Tuesday – 22
Johnny Lee – Clay Cooper Theater – Branson MO
Tracy Lawrence – Mission: Possible Turkey Fry Concert – Nashville TN
Mickey Gilley – Clay Cooper Theater – Branson MO

Wednesday – 23
No Shows Found




Friday, November 11, 2016

THANK YOU TO OUR VETERANS!

Today is about thanking those who have in the past, who currently serve and those who will provide us with the life we enjoy in the coming years.

First... a little history about Veteran's Day from The History Channel:



The people who deserve our thanks the most, in my opinion, are the families who wait at home. Grab the tissues. This year I'm featuring a classic from the band, Lonestar. This is the official video.