Monday, April 27, 2015

OUT OF THE CHUTE - Silver Line - Chuck Hawthorne

This Out of the Chute is different from the usual in that this is not an interview (though there will be one in the coming weeks). Out of the Chute takes on a different tone this week as Chuck Hawthorne sets to release his first CD - Silver Line - tomorrow. So let's open the gate and give a listen...

Like the train that has run from Durango to Silverton CO since 1879, Chuck Hawthorne’s voice carries a classic tone reminiscent of Woody Guthrie. A true story-teller painting picture after picture.

The title track sets the wheels in motion for a great album as the Silver Line moves down the tracks. From Welding Son of a Gun through Rough Luck, Chuck shows us the good times and the moments of sadness we all experience on our path through life. The times of rejoice balance the periods of sadness making up the Americana quilt that covers us, their threads interwoven to form a warm hug of love and memories to be cherished. 

A couple of the tunes are unique, set apart by the musical arrangement. Bound To Be Bound carries the heartbeat rhythm of a vision quest while keeping pace with the steady turn of train wheels along the track. As I listened to Dragon Flies, I could picture this song as part of a soundtrack for a fantasy movie, something similar to Erogon. 

While the dark soulful strains of Enemy will have you traversing dark hallways of your past, Ovando lightens the mood. Like the Montana namesake, Ovando - co-written with Shawn T. Pabst, is a beautiful waltz lamenting to the blending of past and present. 

The prayerful notes of Ashes & Embers would flow beautifully into Post 2 Gate were it not for the mastery of producer Ray Bonneville. The two tracks are separated by The Gospel Hammer, a song with strong Americana roots that keep the over-all tone of this album frombecoming heavy. 

Every album needs a song about a woman and Chuck wrote the perfect one in Leaving Amarillo. The harmony vocals of Eliza Gilkyson  are the perfect little extra something to let this song stand out from the rest. Rough Luck, penned by the legendary Ray Bonneville, is the only tune on Silver Line Chuck did not write (or co-wrote as is the case with Ovando). A chance meeting with Ray Bonneville in an airport put Chuck on the track that helped make this album possible... a journey that is filled with anything but 'rough' luck. 

These are just a drop in the bucket to the songs and stories Chuck Hawthorne has to tell as he takes us on an acoustical journey through time filled with love, pain and rebirth. From Texas to Iraq and points in between, Silver Line offers earthy lyrics and a rhythm rich in heritage. . I can't wait to hear where he takes us next. I am tipping my hat 


Before I tell you where you can find Chuck Hawthorne, here is the video for Post 2 Gate:


Friday, April 24, 2015

Thursday, April 23, 2015

THE PARTY LIST - April 23 - April 29

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. I have provided links to the venues when possible, making it easy for you to check it out.
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…

Let’s Get This Party STARTED!


Thursday – 23
            ZaneWilliams – 1:30 p.m.
            RayWylie Hubbard,
W.C. Jameson The Badu – Llano – 7 p.m.
            /w Mike Blakely & Guest: George Ensle
Jon WolfeBig Texas Dancehall& Saloon – Spring – 10 p.m.
Bellamy Brothers – Stoney Creek Foundation Fundraiser/ Benefit – Houston – 8:30 p.m.
Chuck Hawthorne – TAPS – Elgin - 11 a.m.
            Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors
Walt WilkinsGrand StaffordTheater – Bryan – 8 p.m.
Moonlight SocialBilly’sIcehouse – New Braunfels – 8 p.m.
Turnpike Troubadours – MidnightRodeo – San Angelo
Kelly McGuire T-Bone Tom’s – Kemah – 6-10 p.m.
            /w Josh Ward

Friday – 24
            Walt Wilkins /w Mystiqueros & Manny Moore – 2 p.m.
Zack CoffeySplitsville – Fairview – 7 p.m.
Jack Nelson - The Red Barn Saloon - Rosenberg - 8 p.m.
Ashlee RoseRosella Coffee – San Antonio – 8 p.m.
            /w The New Vagabonds
Bellamy BrothersDosey Doe’s – The Woodlands – 8:30 p.m.
Walt WilkinsLove & War – Plano – 9 p.m.
            /w The Mystiqueros
Ray Wylie HubbardThe KesslerTheater – Dallas – 8 p.m.
Randy BrownCorsicana DerrickDays – Corsicana - 9-11 p.m.
Moonlight Social The WoodshedSmokehouse – Ft. Worth – 7 p.m.
Susan Gibson – Music @SchrienerMansion – Kerrville – 7 p.m.
            /w Kevin Welch
Zane Williams Love and War – Grapevine – 9 p.m.
            #717 CD Release party!
Kyle ParkHurricane Harry’s – College Station –

Saturday – 25
Mike BlakelyOutrigger EventCenter – Palacio – 7:30 p.m.
            Buffet Dinner 6:30 p.m.
Jon WolfeThe Wild Horse DesertRound up – Bishop – 9 p.m.
            /w Turnpike Troubadours
Byrd & Street – In the Music Room House Concert – Waxahachie
            For Reservations:
            Potluck/ 2 music sets/ jam session
            See WEBSITE for time listing
Saints ElevenGermanfest – Muenster – 6:30 p.m.
Shane BarnhillChuters – Pasadena – 8 p.m.
Aaron EinhouseBlaine’s Pub – San Angelo
Ashlee RoseKing William Fair – San Antonio – 12 p.m.
Bellamy Brothers – Kleman Barn – Nazareth – 9 p.m.
Dave ThomasThe Oar House – Rockwall – 8 p.m.
Gary P. NunnBack Porch Bar – Port Aransas
Cooper WadeMelody Ranch – Waco – 9 p.m. – midnight
Chuck HawthorneHeadwaters forHeroes – Harper – 3:30 p.m.
Ray Wylie HubbardThe KesslerTheater – & Music Festival – Spring – 12 p.m.
Matt HarlanCibolo NatureCenter – Boerne  6-11 p.m.

Sunday – 26
Mike BlakelyPremier Ranch – Mason – 7 p.m.
            Younglife Benefit
Shane BarnhillT-Bone Tom’s – Kemah – 5 p.m.
Aaron Einhouse- Red Dirt Roads Radio – Ft. Worth
            Hosted by:  Justin Frazell
Ashlee RoseThe Cove – San Antonio – 1 p.m.
Chuck HawthorneThe Bugle Boy – LaGrange – 2 p.m.
Tessy Lou Poodie’s – Spicewood – 4 p.m.
George EnsleStrange Brew – Austin – 2 p.m.

Monday – 27
W. C. JamesonPoodie’s – Spicewood –
            /w Frank Gilligan
Susan GibsonRiver RoadIcehouse – New Braunfels – 6 p.m.

Tuesday – 28
Mike BlakelyBurger Burger – Fredricksburg – 7- 9 p.m.
Bubba WestlyRansom’sSteakhouse – Montgomery – 8 p.m.
            /w Randy Brown & Scott Brown
Chuck Hawthorne Liberty TreeTavern – Elgin – 8 p.m.

Wednesday – 29
Jon WolfeCoach’s & Cowboys – Tyler – 10 p.m.
Bubba WestlyWharton Co. YouthFair – Wharton – 8 p.m.
Dave ThomasLove and War – Grapevine – 8 p.m.
Walt WilkinsSaxon Pub – Austin – 9 p.m.
            /w The Mystiqueros
Kent Finlay’s Songwriter’s Circle– Cheatham Street – San Marcos


Thursday – 23
Aaron WatsonPub Station – Billings MT
Don WilliamsCanton PalaceTheatre – North Canton OH
Ragged UnionCervantes’ OtherSide – Denver CO – 9 p.m.
Byrd & StreetFayetteCounty Library – Sommerville TN 5:30 -7:30 p.m.
Buddy CaseKXIO Coffee House – Clarksville AR  6 p.m.
Billy DeanStarlight Theatre – Branson MO – 2 p.m.
Michael Martin MurphyKnuckleheads – Kansas City MO – 8 p.m.
Vince GillTachi Palace – Lemoore CA
            / The Time Jumpers
Oak Ridge BoysOak Ridge Boys Theater – Branson MO -7 p.m.


Friday – 24
Don WilliamsThe Beacon Theatre – Hopewell VA
Thomas RhettBuffalo Run Casino – Miami OK
Matthew HuffRoper’s Saloon – West Plains MO – 8:30 p.m.
Byrd & Street FaulknerLibrary – Conway AR – 7-9 p.m.
American Aquarium – Buccaneer Music Festival – Greenville SC
Billy DeanStarlight Theatre – Branson MO 7:30 p.m.
Charlie Daniels Band – KAPA Boot Scootin’ Ball – Knoxville TN
Daryl SingletarySilverado East – Lebanon TN – 8 p.m.
            /w George Ducas
Mark Chapman BandCherokeeCasino – Siloam Springs OK – 9 p.m.
Vince Gill – Empire Polo Field – Indio CA
            /w The Time Jumpers
Rhonda VincentBoyd CommunityCenter – Catlettsburg KY
Dale WatsonBorder Town Casino – Wyandotte OK
Oak Ridge BoysGolden Nugget – Las Vegas NV – 7 p.m.
Suzy BoggussSheldon ConcertHall – St. Louis MO – 8 p.m.

Saturday – 25
Aaron Watson In The Venue – Salt Lake City UT
Matthew HuffDublin’s Pass – Springfield MO – 10 p.m.
Jason Helms BandHillarose ATVPark – Blevins AR – 8 p.m.
Billy DeanStarlight Theatre – Branson MO – 7:30 p.m.
Daryl SingletaryWoodbineCrawfish Festival – Woodbine GA – 4:30 p.m.
T. G. SheppardFranklin Theater – Franklin TN
            /w Kelly Lang
Mark Chapman Band Rock N Ribbs – Springfield MO –
Zane WilliamsGrand Ole Opry – Nashville TN – 7 p.m.
Oak Ridge BoysEagle MountainCasino – Porterville CA – 7 p.m.
Suzy BoggussRodgers Theatre – Poplar Bluff MO – 7 p.m.

Sunday – 26
Billy DeanStarlight Theatre – Branson MO – 2 p.m.
Charlie Daniels BandDestination Daytona – Ormond Beach FL
Rhonda VincentNational CornbreadFestival –South Pittsburg PA
Ragged Union – Concert Window –
Robert Earl KeenMerlfest – Wilksboro NC
Oak Ridge BoysEmpire PoloGrounds – Indio CA – 7 p.m.

Monday – 27

Tuesday – 28
Billy Dean - Starlight Theatre – Branson MO – 2 p.m.
Bill AndersonGrand Ole Opry – Nashville TN

Wednesday – 29
Jason Helms Band – KECO Radio Performance – Elk City OK – 4:30 p.m.
Jason Helms Band – The Pit Stop – Elk City OK – 8 p.m.
Billy Dean Starlight Theatre – Branson MO – 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

TURNTABLE TUESDAY - Forever Changed - T. Graham Brown

I was honored to have this CD appear in my mailbox a couple of weeks ago. While I've always enjoyed T. Graham Brown's country music, I was excited to hear about this Gospel album... his first studio album in over ten years.  From the opening track through to the last, I enjoyed every one. While the core is Gospel, there is more soul in this album... true Southern Gospel soul.

T. Graham Brown is the honest, open-hearted person we all look for in a friend. In “HE'LL TAKE CARE OF YOU". T, along with friend Vince Gill give sound advice to anyone thinking there is no hope left.

FROM A STRONGER PLACE comes from the heart of T. Graham Brown. Whether you have struggled with an addiction, a bad relationship or any other negativity, you will understand the importance of finding that stronger place.

Music, like foods, hold a regionalism – their place of origin.  Soul Talk gives us that earthy, timeless soul sound that comes from Georgia, T.’s birthplace.

If you have ever felt as if someone has been your life-line, made a difference in your life, then FOREVER CHANGED is your story and could very well become a classic wedding song.

The incomparable Leon Russell lends his rich bluesy tones to the prayerful SHADOW OF DOUBT.

THE POWER OF LOVE is a testimony of love- a testimony made stronger by the vocal harmonies of 6- time Dove award winners, Jeff & Sheri Easter.

OUT OF THE RAIN is a perfect example of strong gospel praise with that bluesy back beat T. Graham Brown has given us for over three decades.

PEOPLE GET READY carries all the power and praise of a full tent revival. Like any revival, friends from all over have joined T. on this track. Jason Crabb, Leon Russell, Steve Cropper and the Oak Ridge Boys offer up the call.

The Booth Brothers bring their iconic harmonies to “Pillow Of Mercy". We all need that soft place to land when circumstances knock us down.

Like looking for a light at the end of a dark tunnel, “MIDNIGHT RAINBOW" is a song of hope and promise. Southern Gospel trio, Three Bridges help shine that light.

WHICH WAY TO PRAY is more than just a song... it's a delima we all face. Do we pray for our own survival, or for the other person. We are always given a blessing when someone brings awareness to something as unsettling as child abuse and the lasting, invisible scars. T. Graham Brown teamed up with Sonya Isaacs on this heart-wrenching journey and the challenge of what we should ask the Lord for in any situation. I was also not surprised to find this song was co-written with Bill Anderson and Gary Nicholson.

The Oak RidgeBoys return on this track, asking the question “HOW DO YOU KNOW". T. Graham Brown digs deep for the response, offering up the power of truth and love.

WINE INTO WATER is a plea for redemption and the peace to be found there. Gospel artist, Jimmy Fortune is the perfect pairing of this tune as the friend to turn to when you need someone you know you can count on.

FOREVER CHANGED is drenched in a soulful cleansing worthy of this year's Grammy nomination for Best Roots Gospel Album. You only have to listen to any track on this CD one time to know this is so much more than a Gospel album.

I know I seem to give out stars with abandon but only because I am blessed to be given the cream of what is coming out of studios today. Forever Changed is no exception. Whether you like Gospel, Soul, or a gentle mix of both, I think you will enjoy FOREVER CHANGED.

I’m tipping my hat:


You can purchase your copy:

You can follow T. Graham Brown on various social media sites:


Thursday, April 16, 2015

THE PARTY LIST - April 16 - 22

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. Some venues have an age restriction. All dates are subject to change so check before you go! I have provided links to the venues when possible, making it easy for you to check it out.

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…

Let’s Get This Party STARTED!


Thursday – 16
W.C. JamesonThe Badu – Llano – 7 p.m.
            /w Mike Blakely & Guest: Susan Gibson
Aubrey Lynn England – Love & War in Texas – Plano – 8 p.m.
            /w Katie Lamb, Neicy
Randy BrownLove and War – Grapevine – 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Zane WilliamsBrewster StreetIcehouse – Corpus Christi – 9 p.m.
            Rock N Soul Roadshow tour
            /w Sam Riggs and Mike Ryan
Tessy Lou & the Shotgun Stars – Basin Burger House – Midland – 7:30 p.m.

Friday – 17
TEXAS WOODSTOCK – Shiners Country Fest – Troup
            BellamyBrothers, T. G. Sheppard,
Jon WolfeMidnight Rodeo – San Angelo – 10 p.m.
Curtis Grimes Floore’s – Helotes –
Cameran NelsonThe Office – Lubbock –
Zach Coffey – Wounded Warrior Event – Ennis (All Day )
Aaron Einhouse Austins Pub – Amarillo
Dave ThomasHard Eight BBQ – Roanoke – 7 p.m.
Zach Seth BandMellow Mushroom– Mansfield – 7-10 p.m.
Randy Brown – Mira Vista CountryClub – Ft. Worth – 8-11 p.m.
Zane WilliamsFirehouse Saloon – Houston – 9 p.m.
            Rock N Soul Roadshow tour
            /w Sam Riggs and Mike Ryan
Tessy Lou & the Shotgun Stars – The Auslander – Fredricksburg – 6:30 p.m.
Mark McKinneyPoodies – Spicewood -

Saturday – 18
Moonlight SocialCowboy Stadium– Arlington – 10 a.m.
            Ram Truck Parade!
W.C. JamesonLampasas Library – Lampasas – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
            Author Fest
Aubrey Lynn EnglandWild WestFest – Haslet – 10:30 a.m.
Jon WolfeWaylon & Ray’sPlace – Brownwood – 8 p.m.
Kevin RobinsonThe Kenney Store – Bellville – 8 p.m.
Cameran NelsonDrunken Mule – Commerce
Kenny HarrellDonner Musik Fest – Lampasas – 9 p.m.
Shane BarnhillThe Chute – Baytown – 8 p.m.
Zack CoffeyLugNutz – Nacogdoches – 9 p.m.
Ashlee RoseFarm to Market – New Braunfels – 9:30 a.m.
Bellamy BrothersDerrick DaysFestival – Corsicana – 8 p.m.
Cooper Wade – BBQ Cook-off – Houston – 8-11 p.m.
Zach Seth BandRailheadSmokehouse – Willow Park – 7:30 -10:30 p.m.
Walt Wilkins 4.0 Cellars – Fredricksburg – 9 p.m.
            /w The Mystiqueros
T.G. SheppardCorsicanna Opry – Corsicanna –
Zane WilliamsGalveston Co.Fair & Rodeo – Hitchcock – 8:30 p.m.
            w/ Jody Booth

Sunday – 19
Randy BrownRockett CafĂ© – Waxahachie – 3-9 p.m.
            /w Kentucky Headhunters
Moe BandyACM Awards – Dallas
Casey HubbleThe Auslander – Fredricksburg – 5 p.m.
Gary P. NunnTexas Theater – Greenville
Susan GibsonLuckenbach – 1 p.m.
Tessy LouPoodies – Spicewood – 4 p.m.

Monday – 20
Ashlee Rose – Texas Cavalier’s River Parade – San Antonio – 6 p.m.
Tessy Lou El Mercado – Austin – 7 p.m.
            /w Bryan for Mystery Monday

Dave ThomasT-Bone Tom’s – Kemah – 7 p.m.
Zane WilliamsRailheadSmokehouse – Willow Park – 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday – 22
            TurnpikeTroubadours -
Bubba WestlyHumphrey’s – Huntsville – 8 p.m.
Cameran NelsonCounty Line BBQ – San Antonio
Aaron EinhouseCapital Bar – Ft. Worth
            /w Sam Riggs
Walt WilkinsSaxon Pub – Austin – 9 p.m.
            /w The Mystiqueros
Moonlight Social Scooter’sDancehall – Moulton  - 8 p.m.


Thursday – 16
Ragged UnionAmericanMountaineering Museum – Golden CO – 5:30 p.m.
Matthew HuffDan McGuinness – Nashville TN – 7 p.m.
Reckless KellyThe Flycatcher – Tuscon AZ
            /w Rosie Flores
Byrd & StreetC. E. BrehmLibrary – Mt. Vernon IL – 6:30 -7:30 p.m.
Buddy CaseKXIO Coffee House – Clarksville AR – 6 p.m.
Billy DeanStarlight Theatre – Branson MO  7:30 p.m.
Owen TempleThe Blue Door – Oklahoma City OK – 8 p.m.
Josh Abbott BandGeorge’sMajestic – Fayetteville AR -

Friday – 17
Aaron WatsonSevier ValleyArena – Richfield UT
Ragged UnionArvada Tavern – Arvada CO – 8 p.m.
Reckless Kelly Harold’s Corral – Cave Creek AZ
American AquariumExit In – Nashville TN
Billy DeanStarlight Theatre – Branson MO 2 p.m.
Charlie Daniels BandSpiritLake Casino – Saint Michael ND
Owen Temple Picks Gallery – Osage Beach MO – 7:30 p.m.

Saturday – 18
Aaron WatsonOutlaw Saloon – Cheyanne WY
Don Williams Blue Gate Theater– Shipshewana IN
Ragged UnionConor O’Neills – Boulder CO – 10 p.m.
Reckless KellyBelly Up Tavern– Solana Beach CA
            /w Mickey & the Motorcars
Byrd & StreetEssenhausHeritage Hall – Middlebury IN 7-8:30 p.m.
Moe BandyOrange Blossom Opry – Weirsdale FL
Jaryd LanePARC International – Lafayette LA –
            /w Tracy Lawrence
American AquariumOld 280Boogie – Waverly AL
Billy DeanStarlight Theatre – Branson MO 7:30 p.m.
Charlie Daniels Band St. CroixCasino – Turtle Lake WI
Owen TempleUnity of Columbia – Columbia MO – 7 p.m.
Mark Chapman Band St. Mary’sCatholic Church – Pierce City MO – 8 p.m.
            Organ Donor Rundraiser 
            Details - Email:
Vince GillE. AR CommunityCollege – Forrest City AR –
            /w The Time Jumpers

Sunday – 19
Don WilliamsCrystal GrandMusic Theatre – Wisconsin Dells WI
Reckless KellyTroubadour – Los Angeles CA
            /w Mickey & the Motorcars
Billy DeanStarlight Theatre – Branson MO 2 p.m.
Owen Temple Knuckleheads Saloon – Kansas City MO – 8 p.m.

Monday – 20
Reckless KellyStanding SunWinery – Buellton CA
            /w Rosie Flores
Vince Gill3rd andLindsley – Nashville TN –
            /w The Time Jumpers

Tuesday – 21
Aaron Watson – John’s Alley Tavern – Moscow ID
          Note: Virus detected. No link available
Don WilliamsThe Arcada Theatre – St. Charles IL
Byrd & StreetRiversideRegional Library – Jackson MO 5 – 6:30 p.m.
            “Save Missouri Libraries!” concert
Billy DeanStarlight Theatre – Branson MO 2 p.m.
Bill AndersonLibrary ofCongress – Washington DC –
David BallPuckett’s Grocery – Leiper’s Fork TN 7-9 p.m.
            Pioneer Playboy’s Farewell Party
Mickey GilleyMickey GilleyTheater – Branson MO

Wednesday – 22
Aaron Watson – The Wilma Theatre – Missoula MT
Reckless KellyCity Winery – Napa CA
            /w Rosie Flores
Billy DeanStarlight Theatre – Branson MO 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

TURNTABLE TUESDAY (on Wednesday) - TEXAS LIKE THAT - Zane Williams

I've been a Zane Williams fan for a couple of years. Talent aside, Zane appears to be an an all around nice guy, and solid family man. His Facebook segment - Music Monday reminds me of a lot of something the legendary Mac Davis did on his television show years ago. Each week, Zane's fans shoot him ten words. They all come from different people and seldom go together - until Zane gets a hold of them. He weaves those mismatched words into clever prose and sets them to music - similar to the way Mac Davis did when audience members would give him words or a theme and he would create a song on the spot. I was excited when Zane agreed to send me a copy to review. I wanted to see how he crafted an entire album.

The album kicks off with FEELIN FREE. The guitar licks alone in this tune will get you on the dancefloor and feeling like you haven’t a care in the world. The tempo drops ever so slightly with THROWBACK. This track offers up a groove with a hint of the bayou that will set you to snappin’ your fingers and noddin’ your head. Zane’s artistic ability for blending imagery and notes is striking in SUMMER RAIN. I had the feeling of listening to a title track from a romantic movie. Soft, gentle as the summer rain. We continue the soft journey in SHE IS – A love song from a man to his wife, reminding us that when you find ‘the one’, she is everything to you. 

JUST GETTIN’ STARTED kicks things up a bit, adding in a little rap sass. Although I am not a fan of rap, Zane adds the short stream like that little something to spice up the pot - just enough to flavor. In a recent video on his facebook page, Zane talks about the path Country Music has taken in recent years and how we seem to have lost the 'story' that we associate with the genre. He brings his point into focus with JAYLON AND JILL. This song reminds us what a true country song is all about – a story. Zane accomplished in three and a half minutes what a fiction writer struggles to do in a full novel – to make you care about the characters. HERE’S TO YOU pays tribute to the fans. A raucous, party style salute that involves the crowd he appreciates.

The tempo winds back down in KANSAS CITY SUNRISE – giving us a unique perspective on survival from a break-up. Normally, this comes from the woman’s point of view. Seldom does a song let us in to the emotional growth a guy experiences. LOVE IS ON OUR SIDE brings a more contemporary sound to the cd, proving Zane knows his audience and that he is here for the long haul.

TEXAS LIKE THAT closes out the cd with a waltz through the heart of all things Texas. With a final prayer that everything he loves will always be there. 

Overall, I feel Zane accomplished what he wanted to achieve with this album. He wanted to bring the 'country' to the forefront in an effort to keep the classic stuff alive while reaching a new audience. 

I give this CD:

TEXAS LIKE THAT is available at:
WEBSITE (where cool promotional packages are available. Check the cool swag!)

You can follow Zane Williams through the following links:

Thursday, April 9, 2015

THE PARTY LIST- April 9-15

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. I have provided links to the venues when possible, making it easy for you to check it out.

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…

Let’s Get This Party STARTED!


Thursday – 9
W.C. Jameson The Badu – Llano – 7 p.m.
            /w Mike Blakely & Guest: Frank Gilligan
Bubba WestleyCrossroads – Meridian – 8 p.m.
Susan GibsonOn the Rocks –Canyon Lake – 7 p.m.
Pauline ReeseBroken Spoke – Austin -

Friday – 10
ChiliFest! - Snook
            RecklessKelly, Ray Wylie Hubbard,
Jon WolfeFloore’s – Helotes – 10 p.m.
Byrd & Street FairhavenVineyards – Hawkins – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Moe BandySmithville Jamboree – Smithville
Breelan AngelFilthyMcNasty’s  - Ft. Worth
Aubrey Lynn EnglandOld TexasBrewing Company – Burleson – 8 p.m.
Cameran NelsonMidnight Rodeo – San Angelo
Rod BallouHard Eight BBQ – Roanoke – 7 p.m.
Aaron EinhouseLonestar Bar – Midland
          Show of Support Fundraiser
Dave ThomasThe Oar House – Rockwall TX – 7 p.m.
Cooper WadeCentral Green @LaCenterra – Katy – 7-10 p.m.
Terri ClarkThe Lumberyard – Roscoe –
T.G. SheppardRedneck CountryClub – Stafford –
Owen TempleDan’s Silverleaf – Denton – 8 p.m.

Saturday – 11
6th Annual Blues Bros. Golf Tournament – Arlington
            RandyBrown Band – 8-11 p.m.
Aaron Watson – Chili Fest 2015 – Snook – Noon
Aaron Watson – Melody Ranch – Waco – 7 p.m.
Jon WolfeBanita Creek Hall – Nacogdoches – 8 p.m.
Pat GreenFloore’s – Helotes – 8:30 p.m.
            /w Cory Morrow & Hudson Moore
Bubba WestlyThe Kenney Store – Bellville – 8 p.m.
Saints Eleven – Big Barn Dance – Cat Springs – 8 p.m.
Zach CoffeyCobra Brewery – Denton – 2 p.m.
Zach CoffeyFilthy McNasty’s – Ft. Worth – 9:45 p.m.
Bellamy BrothersSouthernJunction – Rockwall – 11 p.m.
Bill AndersonLanTex Theatre – Llano – 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Gary P. NunnPoodie’s – Spicewood
Terri ClarkBilly Bob’s – Ft. Worth

Sunday – 12
Saints ElevenCoopers BBQ – Ft. Worth
Bill AndersonTexas Theater – Seguin – 2 & 6 p.m.
Casey HubbleThe Auslander – Fredricksburg – 5 p.m.
Susan GibsonFischer HausCantina – Fischer – 1 p.m.

 Monday – 13
W.C. JamesonPoodie’s – Spicewood
            /w Bo Porter
Susan GibsonRiver RoadIcehouse – New Braunfels – 6 p.m.

Tuesday – 14
Mike BlakelyBurger Burger – Fredricksburg – 7-9 p.m.
Bubba WestlyRansom’sSteakhouse & Saloon – Montgomery – 8 p.m.
Emily Grace BerryThe Badu – Llano – 6-8 p.m.
Chuck HawthorneLiberty TreeTavern – Elgin – 8 p.m.
Ray Wylie Hubbard Main StreetCrossing – Tomball – 8 p.m.
Randy Brown BandRailhead BBQ – Willow Park – 7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
            /w Deryl Dodd

Wednesday – 15
Bubba WestlyR House Bar &Grill – Houston – 8 p.m
Zane WilliamsCoach’s &Cowboy’s – Tyler – 10 p.m.
Walt WilkinsSaxon Pub – Austin – 9 p.m.
            /w The Mystiqueros


Thursday – 9
            Masters Week - Main Stage
American AquariumPug’s Live – Tallahassee FL
Buddy CaseKXIO Coffee House – Clarksville AR – 6 p.m.
Billy DeanStarlight Theatre – Branson MO 7:30 p.m.
Terri ClarkCherokee Casino& Hotel – West Siloam Springs OK –
Neal McCoyBismark Event Center – Bismark ND

Friday – 10
American AquariumJack Rabbits – Jacksonville FL
Billy DeanStarlight Theatre – Branson MO – 2 p.m.
Charlie Daniels BandArcadaTheatre – St. Charles IL
Daryl SingletaryRockmartSpring Rodeo – Rockmart GA – 7:30 p.m.
Earl Thomas ConleyKC Country – Kingdom City MO –
Zane WilliamsChoctaw Casino – Broken Bow OK – 9 p.m.
Neal McCoy – Shrine Auditorium – Billings MT
Michael Martin MurpheyNorthwoods Harvest Barn – Detroit Lakes MN – 7 p.m.

Saturday – 11
Byrd & Street Shreve PublicLibrary – Shreveport LA 2-4 p.m.
Jaryd LaneBoggy Bayou Festival– Pine Prairie La – 10 p.m. – Midnight
American AquariumWills Pub - Orlando FL
Billy DeanStarlight Theatre – Branson MO – 7:30 p.m.
Charlie Daniels BandGrand OleOpry – Nashville TN
Daryl SingletaryRockmartSpring Rodeo – Rockmart GA – 7:30 p.m.
Zane WilliamsShooters – Kearney NE – 10:15 p.m.
            /w West Wind
Neal McCoyUniversity Theatre – Missoula MT
Michael Martin Murphey – Worthington Mem. Aud. Perf. Arts Center –
                                                            Worthington MN

Sunday – 12
Billy DeanStarlight Theatre – Branson MO – 2 p.m.

Monday – 13
American AquariumOne-EyedJacks – New Orleans LA

Tuesday – 14
Buddy CaseRusso’s Coal FiredItalian Kitchen – Conway AR – 6-9 p.m.
Billy DeanStarlight Theatre – Branson MO – 7:30 p.m.
Bill AndersonGrand Ole Opry – Nashville TN – 7 & 9:30 p.m.

Wednesday – 15

American AquariumThe VarsityTheatre – Baton Rouge LA