Speaker Symposium panelists to discuss Texas music

Speaker Symposium TX Music

Tarleton State University

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—Home-grown Texas music will be the subject of the final presentation of the year in Tarleton’s Speaker Symposium series.

“A State So Big It Has Its Own Music!” will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 22
, in O.A. Grant, Room 117. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Panelists—Terri Hendrix, Lloyd Maines, Richard Skanse and Tarleton alum  Larry Joe Taylor—are four of the biggest names in Texas music. They’ll discuss their careers, their music and what it all means. Dr. Craig Clifford will serve as moderator.

Hendrix is an award winning San Marcos-based contemporary Americana/Texana folk singer-songwriter. In addition to releasing several albums on her own label, Wilory Records, she co-wrote the Dixie Chicks Grammy-winning instrumental, “Lil’ Jack Slade.” 

Maines is a Grammy Award-winning country music record producer, musician and songwriter. He was born and raised in Lubbock and is now based in Bulverde, near San Antonio. He’s the father of Natalie Maines, former lead singer for the Dixie Chicks.

Skanse is a Texas writer who has written extensively for Lone Star Music magazine, Texas Music and Rolling Stone.

Larry Joe Taylor is a singer-songwriter known for his signature “coastal-western” sound. His annual Texas Music Festival attracts the top Americana/Texana acts and thousands of fans to Stephenville.


Tarleton State University
A member of The Texas A&M University System

Contact: Dr. Marcy Tanter

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