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An overview of the Dallas Country music scene

Written on April 8, 2017   By   in Dallas Music

Dallas being a part of the laid back Texas, is quite famous for its country music scene. Though these days other variations of music like electro, house, rock etc. are slowly catching on, they are, in no way, a match for the prowess of the country music. After all, according to most enthusiasts, it speaks to their very soul!

Dallas Country music scene

Texas and specifically Dallas is known to be the birthplace of country music. Musicians here, have over the years, tried various mix and matches with other variations of music to create something unique and unmatched. Some variations like the honky-tonk and Cajun variety found quite the semblance amongst various budding artists. This also led to the unmatched popularity of the genre.

Live Music Venues in Dallas

Due to the unprecedented popularity of country music in Dallas, there are many venues which cater to those of you looking forward to a taste of the very best in country music. Some such venues have been mentioned below.

1. The Kessler Theatre
The Kessler, situated at Oak cliff with a seating capacity of 300, provides you with a traditional concert watching experience in these times of Instagram pictures. With a bar at close proximity to the seating space, you could rest assured that you wouldn’t be parched at any time, and could cheer on your favorite star every minute of the concert!

2. Granada Theatre
This is a theater converted to a concert hall, and plays hosts to various events like sports watch parties, classical movies, and most importantly top artists on tour!

Famous Country Music Stars from Dallas

1. Riley Wilson
This one man band is quite the superstar in the southwest US and has been producing hits after hits over his long career. He has been working professionally since the year 1972, and is also quite versatile with his music – playing the likes of jazz, pop, country, rock – all in one performance!

2. John Byron Haynie
He first hit stardom at the young age of 17 and hasn’t looked backed since. He’s known for his beyond compare skills on the acoustic guitar, incorporating various styles from legendary country performers like George Jones, Johnny Cash, Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney etc. Also, he’s quite adept at playing his own music, or those of other stars in the genre, based on the needs of his viewers!