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Miranda Lambert / Dierks Bentley at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards
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Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley Going on Tour Together in 2013

Just a couple weeks ago, Miranda Lambert wrapped up her 'On Fire' tour. But she's ready to hit the road again, and just announced that she'll be teaming up with Dierks Bentley for this go-around.

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Casey Donahew Band
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Casey Donahew Band and Gary Kyle Coming to the Lucky Mule in Abilene November 29th [VIDEO]

Casey Donahew is fast becoming an upper-tier talent on the Texas music scene, and with good reason. His albums are all good (His latest, 'Double-Wide Dream', cracked the top 10 on the US country charts), with songs that you can sing along to. His live show is solid and entertaining. And along with Gary Kyle, the Casey Donahew Band will be making a return visit to Abilene and the Lucky Mule Saloon on Thursday, November 29th.

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Aaron Watson
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Aaron Watson CD Release Party Coming to the Lucky Mule Saloon Friday, November 16th

No album release from Aaron Watson would be complete without a visit to Abilene to celebrate. Not to worry. The new album, 'Real Good Time' is out, and Aaron is coming to throw a party in celebration of its release on Friday night, November 16th at the Lucky Mule Saloon. 

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Hayes Carll
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Hayes Carll Coming to the Lucky Mule Saloon October 19th [VIDEO]

Hayes Carll has carved his niche in the music industry. He is a clever, quirky, country/Americana singer and songwriter who has the ability to connect with music lovers across genres lines. Along with Austin-based singer/songwriter Jason Eady, Hayes Carll is coming to the Lucky Mule Saloon on Friday, October 19th.

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Lee Brice
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Country Star Lee Brice Set to Perform at the Lucky Mule November 8th [VIDEO]

Getty Images, Jason MerrittLee Brice is taking the country music scene by storm. After having great success with his debut album, 'Love Like Crazy', Lee released 'Hard 2 Love' earlier this year. Not only did it reached #2 on the country album charts, but the first single, 'Woman Like You' went to #1 on the country singles chart, and currently sits at #5 with the title track to his latest CD. A 'Best New Artist of the Year' CMA Award nominee, Lee Brice is coming to the Lucky Mule Saloon in Abilene on Thursday, November 8th. Talented Texas singer/songwriter Mike Ryan will open the show.

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George Strait announces his farewell tour in Nashville, TN
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George Strait is Making Sentimental Stops on His ‘Cowboy Rides Away’ Tour

George Strait's upcoming tour may be his last, but there promises to be plenty of opportunity to bid King George farewell in person. As of now, Strait has plans to visit at least 40 cities into 2014. But the first leg of the 'Cowboy Rides Away' tour doesn't just form a straight line from one major city to another. The 21-city stretch includes stops in some places that are special to the country legend.

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Turnpike Troubadours Coming to Abilene to Help Celebrate the Lucky Mule Saloon’s 4th Anniversary September 27th

The Turnpike Troubadours are no strangers to Abilene. If you caught them during their last visit in June - or any other time for that matter - you understand why the Lucky Mule Saloon is anxious to bring them back so quickly. This is a great band that is gaining popularity. As part of the Lucky Mule's 4th Anniversary celebration, The Turnpike Troubadours will be playing Thursday night, September 27th with special guest Six Market Blvd.

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Larry Joe Taylor
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Larry Joe Taylor’s ‘Rhymes & Vines Music Festival’ is September 20-22 in Stephenville

Kevin Fowler, Deryl Dodd, Billy Joe Shaver and Mike McClure are just a few of the legends and superstars of the Texas music scene that will congregate for Larry Joe Taylor's 7th annual 'Rhymes & Vines Music Festival' September 20-22 at Melody Mountain Ranch in Stephenville. This 3-day event combines live music from some of LJT's closest friends, a homebrew and wine maker competition, cooking demonstrations and camping, all in one.

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Cat Meows to ‘Shine’ by Collective Soul

Anyone that knows me knows of my love of animals, especially cats. Also, anyone who knows me knows that Collective Soul is my favorite band. OK, they were my favorite band until I got to meet them. Thanks to their weenis of a lead singer, they're no longer my favorite (still in my top 10 though).

Well, what do you get when you cross a cat with Collective Soul? A purrrfectly funny video.

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Michael Martin Murphey Appearing at Hardin-Simmons University Saturday, September 15th [VIDEO]

One of my favorite singers will be appearing in Abilene Saturday night along with the Hardin-Simmons University orchestra.  The concert will raise funds to grow the Orchestra Studies Endowed Scholarship established in 2010.

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Local Bands Unite for ‘Mookie Fest’, a Concert to Benefit Abilene Musician with Cancer

Above all else, one thing you can say about Abilene area bands is that they take care of their own. It doesn’t matter if it’s day or night, rain or shine…it’s a brotherhood, a family that is there to carry the weight when one of their ‘family’ needs help.

Well, this happens to be one of those times. Mike ‘Mookie’ Morgan, guitarist for Rear Naked Choke, was recently diagnosed with cancer and instead of letting their brother carry the burden alone, local bands are hosting a benefit to help defray medical costs.

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"Swingin’ Tex Fest" to Benefit Ben Richie Boys Ranch This Weekend [AUDIO]

The “Swingin’ Tex-Fest” is coming to the Taylor County Fair grounds on August 24th and 25th, 2012. This is a two day fundraiser for the Ben Richie Boys Ranch. From what I’ve gathered this brainchild was a cooperative effort, between John Thomas of the Boys Ranch and Mark Powell of Lariat fame. Grammy award winner Junior Brown will be the headliner. Brown will not be alone though on this two day swing festival.

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