Articles Posted in the News Category

  • Watch Willie Nelson’s New Video, “A Horse Called Music”

    Watch Willie Nelson’s New Video, “A Horse Called Music”

    Willie Nelson photo by David McClister, courtesy of Lost Highway Records. Willie Nelson pays tribute to his past in his new video, “A Horse Called Music.” Featuring Merle Haggard and Merle’s son Lukas on vocals,…

  • Little Big Town, "Pontoon" Songwriters Celebrate a No. 1

    Little Big Town, "Pontoon" Songwriters Celebrate a No. 1

    It couldn’t have been more fitting that the hottest country song of the summer would be celebrated on the last day of summer. That song, of course, is Little Big Town’s “Pontoon,” co-written by Luke…

  • Burn Ban Remains Lifted

    After hearing a report on local conditions from Walker County Emergency Management Coordinator Butch Davis today, Judge Danny Pierce and County Commissioners voted to continue the lifting of the burn ban. The ban is subject…

  • OFFSTAGE: Carrie Underwood Thanks Kentucky Boy for Kiss

    OFFSTAGE: Carrie Underwood Thanks Kentucky Boy for Kiss

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) You’ve got to love the bravado of a 12-year-old boy to first ask…

  • OFFSTAGE: Reading Between Taylor Swift’s Mysterious Lines

    OFFSTAGE: Reading Between Taylor Swift’s Mysterious Lines

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) Taylor Swift began unveiling additional new music from her forthcoming album Red this…

  • OFFSTAGE: Hunter Hayes Stayed Up Stupid Late

    OFFSTAGE: Hunter Hayes Stayed Up Stupid Late

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) This is how Hunter Hayes reacted to the news that his song “Wanted”…

  • Commissioners’ Court Meets Today

    Walker County Commissioners will meet for a regular session this morning at nine. Among items on the “Consent Agenda,” is bid approval for tree cutting and disposal, approval of bids for fuel for various Road…

  • Emergency Services District #3 Meetings Scheduled

    Crabbs Prairie Volunteer Fire Department Chief Robert Gray tells us that his department is working again to create an Emergency Service District #3. He said it’ll cover the Crabbs Prairie area and the West Sandy…

  • HISD Board of Trustees Meet Tonight

    The HISD Board of Trustees will meet at the Hawkins Administration Building for a regular board meeting at six this evening. The Board will recognize the “Employee of the Month” and the “Educator of the…

  • Around the Web: Tim McGraw and Civil Wars Reach Austin City Limits

    Around the Web: Tim McGraw and Civil Wars Reach Austin City Limits

    Tim McGraw and the Civil Wars will make their debut on the long-running show. Brad Paisley helps take a festival crowd out of their “Comfort Zone.” Waylon Jennings leaves his final album, Goin’ Down Rockin’,…