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July 25, 2013

Texas-Sized Heartbreak

By: David Brown

There are plenty of wonderful songs about falling in love. And at least an equal number about falling out of love. But a few weeks ago it occurred to us that, for some reason, the breakup song doesn’t get the sort of attention it deserves. In any event, nobody does a breakup song like a Texan, and we’re about to prove it. Grab a gallon of ice cream and breakout those sweatpants – it’s heartbreak Texas style on this edition of Texas Music Matters. Friday at noon and again Friday night at 11 on KUTX 98-9.


The List (in no particular order): 

1. Cry Baby – Janis Joplin

2. For The Good Times – Ray Price

3. Changed The Locks – Lucinda Williams

4. Bloody Mary Morning – Willie Nelson

5. Irreplaceable – Beyonce

6. Wasted Days and Wasted Nights – Freddy Fender

7. Goodbye Earl – Dixie Chicks

8. Who Will The Next Fool Be – Bobby Bland

9. She Left Me For Jesus – Hayes Carll

10. Boys of the Summer – Don Henly

11. Give Back The Key To My Heart – Uncle Tupelo ft. Doug Sahm

12. It’s Over – Roy Orbison 


September 3, 2013

Big Broadcast: The Texas Trinity

On the next edition of Texas Music Matters, it’s the stories of the Texas Trinity: The Bard of Corsicana, The Master Craftsman, and The Troubled Troubadour.


August 8, 2013

Big Broadcast: Pirate Radio

For much of the 20th century, radio was the voice of the establishment, selling not just detergent, but a whitewashed, idealized vision of America. But that wasn’t entirely true. From the early 30’s until the early 70’s, late at night, strange sounds would skip across the stratosphere, filling the air over America with the howls […]


August 1, 2013

Big Broadcast: How Long Must I Dream

Of the many Texas music musicians who’ve made a major impact on the American songbook, one of the most often overlooked is Roy Orbison.


July 25, 2013

Texas-Sized Heartbreak

Grab a gallon of ice cream and breakout those sweatpants – it’s heartbreak Texas style on this edition of Texas Music Matters. Friday at noon and again Friday night at 11 on KUTX 98-9.


July 9, 2013

Big Broadcast: On the Record

On this week’s edition of Texas Music Matters, some of our favorite musicians– including Shawn Colvin, Alejandro Escovedo, Will Sheff, Brandi Carlile, Joan Osborne and many others — go ‘On the Record’ about the albums that changed their lives and why they made such a difference.


June 27, 2013

Big Broadcast: New Beginnings

On this week’s edition of Texas Music Matters: new beginnings— from late bloomers to musical reintroductions.


June 20, 2013

Big Broadcast: Best of ’13 (So Far)

Join us for what’s come to be a ‘start of the summer’ tradition–as Jeff McCord, Laurie Gallardo, Rick McNulty and Matt Reilly handpick the best albums of 2013 –so far.


June 13, 2013

Big Broadcast: The Flipside

Recording a hit record is like catching lightning in a bottle – certain pop stars manage to do it over and over, but for the people we’re about to hear from – once was good enough. These are the stories of 8 Texas musician, each one immortalized by a single recording—never again to return to the […]