The music that comes out of Texas and Oklahoma only continues to grow bigger and better. 2012 could easily be the biggest year for music on the scene and these seven artists are truly leading the way. That's not to say that there aren't talented musicians and other fantastic records being made. This just means these are the seven we can't put down for 2012.
We have been patiently waiting to hear who will be the opener for Alan Jackson on June 29th at the United Spirit Arena and thankfully the wait is over. Gloriana will be the opener for Alan Jackson in a few weeks.
Lubbock weather during the summer is always pretty predictable. It's going to be extremely hot, extremely dry and extremely dirty. One could easily argue that the dirty part is year round but obviously it's worst during the summer months.
Robert Earl Keen has played to just about every audience you could ever imagine. Every group from college students to old hippies, hardcore rednecks to die hard blues lovers; Keen has played for them. He saw a bit from every group mentioned above and then some when he took the stage Friday, April 20th in Lubbock as the headliner of the Rattlesnake Roundup thrown by Sigma Nu.
The Dirty River Boys have sold out their last two shows here in Lubbock at the Blue Light. They're becoming more of a house hold name with music lovers in Lubbock and across the Lonestar State. While it's hard to classify their music, it's easy to fall in love with it.
Musicians from Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico are thriving in 2012. There's your big time stars that have been doing it for years, your sea of talent that are just getting started and those that are ready to break out. We
The Dirty River Boys are hands down one of the most exciting bands to hit the scene in a long time. Their mix of high energy, skillful songwriting and one of a kind sound brings music fans and concert goers to their feet with joy. But it's that sound that now needs your help.
It's been a while since we have had a Lubbock Music Festival but it was announced late in February that 2012 would see its return. That got us thinking at the Bear about bands that would love to see headline the big show.
Have you ever wondered what songs we like playing the most here on 99.5 The Bear. Well, wonder no more. Some may come as a surprise, but we are betting that you'll be able to guess who the top artist is without even looking at the list. Che
2011 was a great year for music in Texas and Oklahoma. There were far too many terrific albums in far too little time. While you might not know some of these guys, there were an abundance of albums from Texas and Oklahoma artists that made us turn our heads and open our ears. Take a look at our top 10 albums from Texas and Oklahoma and tell us who you think was left out.
Brantley Gilbert burned the stage down in front of a sold out crowd last night for the 2011 Taste of Country Christmas Tour at Wild West. Gilbert, along with tour mate Thomas Rhett, wowed the Lubbock crowd and showed why "Country Must Be Country Wide."
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