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Dave Wheaton

I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as quick as I could. I'm originally from Battle Creek, Michigan (home of Tony the Tiger). I've got two kids who take up most of my time out of the office, but when I get "me time", I'm either taking in some live music or a sporting event. Since relocating, I also fell in love with the Texas music scene. I've been lucky enough to be nominated for DJ of the Year 4 straight years by the Academy of Texas Music, and was the 2009 recipient of the Academy's Palmwood Award. I'm a huge sports fan, and my loyalties are with the Michigan Wolverines, Chicago White Sox and (sorry) the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Blake Shelton, Shakira, Usher and Adam Levine, Coaches on Season 4 of 'The Voice'
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Dave Can’t Wait for Season 4 of ‘The Voice’, Even With New Blood in the Coaches Chairs

Season 4 of 'The Voice' kicks off on Monday, March 25. As a fan of the first three seasons, I've been skeptical about the fact that Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera are out and Usher and Shakira are in. It just seemed to me that no good could come from changing the fantastic chemistry the four coaches for the NBC singing competition had in previous seasons. Then I saw this promo, and the excitement is back!

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JB and the Moonshine Band
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Watch the Video for JB and the Moonshine Band’s ‘The Only Drug’, and See How it Ends

JB and the Moonshine Band has a new video out for their latest single, 'The Only Drug'. With this one, JBMB asked for help from their fans to decide how it ends. Here's your chance to find out how fans voted, and see if "he made it to the diner".

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Merle Haggard and Randy Rogers, slated to co-headline the 3rd annual Outlaws & Legends Music Fest March 23, 2013
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Merle Haggard and Randy Rogers Band to Co-Headline ‘Outlaws & Legends Music Fest’ March 22 and 23 [UPDATED]

Many have wondered if it would even be possible to match the star power of the 2nd Annual 'Outlaws & Legends Music Fest' this past March. With the announcement of country legend Merle Haggard and the Randy Rogers Band to an already stacked lineup for the 2013 show, it's safe to say that the self-proclaimed "biggest 1-day, 1-stage event in Texas" just got bigger. This year's event will benefit the Ben Richey Boy's Ranch.

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Brenda Kay and Caprock Drifters
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Brenda Kay and Caprock Drifters Set to Play at Jack Rabbit Slims April 6th

Brenda Kay is no stranger to playing in Abilene. Born and raised in the Key City, she has played on just about every stage in town, with the exception of Jack Rabbit Slims. That's about to change as Brenda will be bringing her full band, the Caprock Drifters to JRS on Saturday, April 6th.

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After a Seven Year Break from Working Out, Dave Finds the Motivation to Join a Gym

I've been telling myself for several weeks that it's time to start taking better care of myself and get back into a workout routine. I suppose my excuses dried up, and the reasons to get back into shape finally won out. So yesterday, I decided to make the time, and committed to joining a gym.This morning was the first time I've worked out since 2006.

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Joe Ely's Custom Pool Table Guitar
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Joe Ely Reunited With a Guitar Stolen from Him 27 Years Ago

Joe Ely has to admit to being a very lucky man. After all, being a talented musician and being able make a career of that talent are two very good reasons for feeling lucky. But this week, Joe's luck reached another rather unexpected level, when he was reunited with a guitar that was stolen from him nearly three decades ago.

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Whiskey Myers - Virginia
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Watch Whiskey Myers’ New Video for ‘Virginia’

I always look forward to hearing news about Whiskey Myers, and it's usually good news. Lead singer Cody Cannon checked in a few months back for a progress update, and a lot has been going on with the boys from East Texas since that interview. The latest on WM is about their newest single, 'Virginia'. It's already a hit on Texas charts, as the country rock ballad shows no sign of slowing down. And now the guys have debuted a music video for 'Virginia', airing nationally on CMT.

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Brian Keane
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Brian Keane Continues to Prove He’s an Elite Songwriter with ‘Easy To Say Goodbye’ – Song Review

Brian Keane is among a new crop of emerging talents in Texas music. Having already earned radio success - most notably a Top 5 Texas hit with 'I'll Sing About Mine' (a song Josh Abbott took to #1 with his own version) - Keane has the respect of fellow singer/songwriters on the scene. Now, Brian now has high aspirations with his newest single release, "Easy To Say Goodbye".

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