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Double-Barrel Blast of Texas Country Music

For Texas Country music fans, September ends with a bang.   A double-barrel blast!

First, the King of Americana and Texas Music icon Robert Earl Keen releases his latest album THE ROSE HOTEL.  Relying heavily on his pure and clever songwriting, Keen offers fans an entertaining collection of story-songs set to a classic country-blues beat.  With legendary producer  LLoyd Maines (Dixie Chick Natalie's dad), Keen delivers an album strong on songs like "Throwin' Rocks" and "The Man Behind The Drums" that bring to mind his classic "The Road Goes On Forever."  Just in time for "The Road's" 20th Anniversary.  http://www.robertearlkeen.com/

And hold on to your longneck bottle . . . East Texas own Miranda Lambert starts a REVOLUTION!

My just-up-the-road neighbor is bringing it with a raw and emotion packed album to which even Rolling Stone gives 4 stars.  On REVOLUTION, Miranda writes 11 of the 15 songs.  For those of you, like me, hoping for a "Gunpowder and Lead" type of rural route throw-down, "Maintain The Pain" won't disappoint.  Girlfriend shoots her radio.  It's like "Bubba Shot The Jukebox" minus the joke.    http://www.mirandalambert.com/

I'm already wearing these albums out.  I love the honest songwriting -- the sharp edge of the simple truth. 

For those of you new to Miranda Lambert, here's one of my favorites and certainly one from THE SWEETHEART OF PROSPER COUNTY's playlist:

"Everybody Dies Famous In A Small Town"  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ga-1ex6wsOY