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Watching Westerns: “Big Kill” gallops into theaters this weekend

Lou Diamond Phillips co-stars in writer-director Scott Martin’s entertaining western. If you’re in Albuquerque, Austin, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Phoenix, …

Q&A: Josh Zimmerman of The Silent Comedy

The Silent Comedy’s Josh Zimmerman talks about their latest album, Enemies Multiply. Americana folk-rock group The Silent Comedy couldn’t bring …

Behind the Scenes: Ross Copperman on Dierks Bentley’s latest album, The Mountain

In Jake Brown’s new book, Nashville Songwriter II: The Inside Stories Behind Country Music’s Greatest Hits, singer-songwriter and music producer Ross …

Michael Martin Murphey returns to his roots with “Austinology: Alleys of Austin”

The new album recalls songs and songwriters from the 1970s Outlaw Country era. More than four decades after he joined …

Hot Property: North Forty Ranch

A palatial hacienda in Arizona’s historic Wickenburg community comes on the market. My heart skipped a beat the minute I spotted the …

Video Premiere: Nick Dittmeier & the Sawdusters’ “Love Me Like You Did”

Americana quartet Nick Dittmeier & the Sawdusters release a music video for “Love Me Like You Did,” exclusively with C&I. …

Watching Westerns: “Rio Bravo” on TCM

  Director Howard Hawks’ 1959 classic teams John Wayne with Dean Martin, Walter Brennan, Angie Dickinson and Ricky Nelson. There’s …

Q&A: Will Thomas of Grand Old Grizzly

Grand Old Grizzly’s Will Thomas talks about their latest Americana album, Pure Country Pyrite. Nominated as Houston’s Best New Band …