Texas Standard For November 24, 2017

The economic impact of Texas music amounts to $3.6 billion a year. But with global changes to the industry, is Texas music still hitting the mark? Though the Lone Star State may not have the publishing houses or the recording companies of the two coasts, the artist roster has long been tough to top. And: Though some claim to be able to sing you the story of Texas music by heart, a new manifesto claims the so-called experts don’t know the half of it. Today veteran journalists Andy Langer, Michael Hall and Katy Vine of Texas Monthly join us for a review of the state of the art and its future. Our special music edition of the Texas Standard:

By Texas StandardNovember 24, 2017 10:00 am

The cover story of Texas Monthly’s new music issue is titled “20 Reasons Texas Music is Bigger and Better than Ever.” It’s the jumping off point for a celebration of the wide variety of sound made in the Lone Star State, but it’s also intended as a catch-up for readers who may have thought Texas music’s best days were behind it. If that’s you, the magazine’s editors invite you to read “30 Things You Need to Know about Music in 2017.”

Texas Standard Host David Brown talked with Texas Monthly’s Michael Hall, Katy Vine and Andy Langer. And they played some music, which you can sample here, via the playlist they built for the music issue.

Texas Monthly’s Music Issue Playlist