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The Journal of Texas Music History is the first academic journal to focus on all aspects of southwestern music history, first published in 2001 and now with subscribers from around the world. The journal is published by the Texas State University Center for Texas Music History

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Recent Submissions

  • Jack Ingram and the Roots of the Texas Country Scene 

    Kelly, Rich (The Center for Texas Music History, 2019)
    In May of 2016 Guy Clark, a songwriting giant in both his native Texas and his adopted Nashville, passed away. A week later, a bus of Clark’s Tennessee friends delivered their mentor’s cremated remains to fellow artist ...
  • Charlie Sexton: Too Many Ways to Fall 

    Crouch, Jason (The Center for Texas Music History, 2019)
    Charlie Sexton’s story reads like the quintessential Texas music fable: raw talent and sheer determination tempered by frustration and missed opportunities, much of it lived in the public eye. Sexton’s career began as ...
  • Donors [2019] 

    Unknown author (The Center for Texas Music History, 2019)
    The Center for Texas Music History is a nonprofit educational program designed to help students, scholars, and the general public better understand how Texas music reflects the richly diverse ethnic and cultural heritage ...
  • Reviews [2019] 

    Hendricks, Diana Finlay (The Center for Texas Music History, 2019)
    Review of "Radio Dreams: The Story of an Outlaw DJ and a Cosmic Cowgirl" by Joe Gracey and Kimmie Rhodes (Austin: Dancing Feet Publishing, 2018).
  • Music and Oil in Beaumont: A History of the Magnolia Petroleum Band 

    Proksch, Bryan (The Center for Texas Music History, 2019)
    The 1920s were a turbulent time for bands in the United States. The ensembles dominated American popular music from the late nineteenth century through World War I, more or less coinciding with the famed careers of ...
  • The Journal of Texas Music History [2019] 

    Unknown author (The Center for Texas Music History, 2019)

    The Journal of Texas Music History is the first academic journal to focus on all aspects of southwestern music history.

    Volume 19 Table of Contents:

    • Music and Oil in Beaumont: A History of the ...
  • Letter from the Director [2019] 

    Mellard, Jason Dean (The Center for Texas Music History, 2019)
    Letter from the Director of the Center for Texas Music History at Texas State University, Dr. Jason Mellard.
  • Contributors [2018] 

    Unknown author (The Center for Texas Music History, 2018)
    The Journal of Texas Music History is the first academic journal to focus on all aspects of southwestern music history. This document lists the contributors to this issue of the journal.
  • Religion, Freedom, and Prosperity in Oklahoma Country Music 

    Wenzel, Nikolai G. (The Center for Texas Music History, 2018)
    No abstract prepared.
  • Reviews [2018] 

    Riddle, Kelsey; Peoples, Curtis L. (The Center for Texas Music History, 2018)
    Review of "Armadillo World Headquarters: A Memoir," by Eddie Wilson with Jesse Sublett, and "Delbert McClinton: One of the Fortunate Few," by Diana Finlay Hendricks.
  • Donors [2013] 

    Unknown author (The Center for Texas Music History, 2013)
    The Center for Texas Music History is a nonprofit educational program designed to help students, scholars, and the general public better understand how Texas music reflects the richly diverse ethnic and cultural heritage ...
  • Donors [2002 : Issue 2] 

    Unknown author (The Center for Texas Music History, 2002)
    The Center for Texas Music History is a nonprofit educational program designed to help students, scholars, and the general public better understand how Texas music reflects the richly diverse ethnic and cultural heritage ...
  • The Journal of Texas Music History [2011] 

    Unknown author (The Center for Texas Music History, 2011)

    The Journal of Texas Music History is the first academic journal to focus on all aspects of southwestern music history.

    Volume 11 Table of Contents:

    • "Not Fade Away": The Geographic Dimensions of ...
  • 'Far Out in Texas': Countercultural Sound and the Construction of Cultural Heritage in the Capital City 

    Ruch, Jennifer E. (The Center for Texas Music History, 2018)
    This article is intended to highlight the ways in which collective public memory of 1960s-1970s counterculture forged contemporary applications of cultural heritage both in fact and in myth. Specifically, it explores the ...
  • The Journal of Texas Music History [2018] 

    Unknown author (The Center for Texas Music History, 2018)

    The Journal of Texas Music History is the first academic journal to focus on all aspects of southwestern music history.

    Volume 18 Table of Contents:

    • 'Far Out in Texas': Countercultural Sound and ...
  • Donors [2018] 

    Unknown author (The Center for Texas Music History, 2018)
    The Center for Texas Music History is a nonprofit educational program designed to help students, scholars, and the general public better understand how Texas music reflects the richly diverse ethnic and cultural heritage ...
  • Letter from the Director [2018] 

    Hartman, Gary A. (The Center for Texas Music History, 2018)
    Letter from the Director of the Center for Texas Music History at Texas State University, Dr. Gary Hartman.
  • Reviews [2015] 

    Cline, John; Hemphill, Kent (The Center for Texas Music History, 2015)
    Review of "The Flatlanders: Now It's Now Again" by John T. Davis, and "Laird, Tracey E.W. Austin City Limits: A History" by Kent Hemphil.
  • Reviews [2017] 

    Grogan, Joseph (The Center for Texas Music History, 2017)
    Review of "Texas Jailhouse Music: A Prison Band History" by Caroline Gnagy.
  • John Lomax's Southern States Recording Expedition: Brownsville, Texas, 1939 

    Rodriguez, Alberto; Torres, Rene (The Center for Texas Music History, 2016)
    In the spring of 1939, Texas folklorist John Avery Lomax began his Southern States Recording Expedition, focusing primarily on rural Texas and Louisiana. One of the main goals of this and other recording forays into the ...

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