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Buddy Logan

Just like his listeners, Buddy Logan is first and foremost a lover of Texas Music. “I love real music written and sung by the same person. And story songs,” Buddy says. “The way a Robert Earl Keen or Chris Knight spin a story is pretty much unheard of now. It’s a shame more people don’t get to hear music of that caliber on radio much anymore.” And his infectious passion for the music oozes throughout Radio Texas, LIVE! It’s been a love affair since he first heard Pat Green’s “Carry On” in 2001. Buddy spent the final two years of high school in Idaho working with and weening every bit of radio greatness he could from the legendary Tommy Winters. Soon after graduating in 1999, he made his way south to Texas to attend college — and it wasn’t long before he was back in radio, this time in East Texas. Despite not knowing one thing about the music, when the station he was at asked him to host a Texas Music show, he jumped at it. So for him, it was on the radio spinning the music, where he first discovered guys like Charlie Robison, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Robert Earl Keen, Jason Boland, Cory Morrow and Pat Green. “I had no idea who these guys were. And at the time there wasn’t nearly as much as there is now. In fact, we were so short on music I had to fill out the show with burned CDs from friends. So at this point, I barely knew the music and since I was playing burned CDs, I didn’t even know the titles of songs, I just played stuff I liked and guessed the titles. It was a mess!” Buddy said. “But it wasn’t long before it was all I was listening to. I loved it.” After serving six years in the U.S. Army, which included two tours in Iraq, Buddy returned to Texas and the radio in 2008. He’s been playing Texas Music on the radio ever since, and at 101.5 KNUE in Tyler, Texas since 2011. It was here where Radio Texas, LIVE! was first born, and eventually syndicated across 12 markets in Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma. Buddy still broadcasts his show every Saturday night from Tyler, Texas. In between all the Texas Music, Buddy managed to graduate from the University of Texas at Tyler in 2010, with a degree in Business Marketing. Asked what his job is, Buddy said, “That’s simple, the music I play deserves to be heard. So, my job is to make sure that happens. I play Texas Music on the radio.” And, of course on RadioTexasLive.com. “I think this is a great opportunity to give Texas Music a much bigger stage,” Buddy said. “Now we’re in 12 markets — and most the stations that carry Radio Texas, LIVE! had never played any Texas Music before, and now online too? It is so awesome, it’s finally getting the platform that it has been missing for too long.”
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Enter Here for Your Chance to Win Free Tickets to John Michael Montgomery + Lorrie Morgan

Once again we've teamed up with the Oil Palace to bring you another KNUE Legends of Country Music concert. Saturday June, 15 we're proud to welcome John Michael Montgomery, Lorrie Morgan and Armadillo Road live in concert to East Texas -- and we're the only place you can get your hands on free tickets.

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The Departed’s Cody Canada and Seth James Talk: Controversial Album Cover, ‘Prayer for the Lonely’ + More

The Departed is comprised of two former members of Cross Canadian Ragweed, Cody Canada and Jeremy Plato. They and long time friends Dave Bowen, Seth James, and Steve Littleton formed the new band soon after Ragweed called it quits in 2010. Canada and James recently stopped by the RTX studio where Canada explained the inadvertently often controversial "Adventus" album cover, and James offered up the story behind "Prayer for the Lonely." Both answered "Five Questions," check it out.

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Tops in Texas — Can Jason Cassidy Overtake Brandon Rhyder at No.1?

A lot of movement this week as Cody Johnson, Casey Donahew and Jason Cassidy all look to unseat Brandon Rhyder's "Haggard" as the No.1 song in Texas. Were any of these guys able to pass Rhyder and land the coveted top spot? Let’s find out.

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The Departed, Billy Joe Shaver and Ray Wylie Hubbard are Headed to Gladewater for #PID13

Party in the Dirt 2013, the official kick off to the Gladewater Round Up Rodeo, is just around the corner. #PID13 is set to take over the Gladewater Rodeo arena Saturday June 1st, with live performances from Ray Wylie Hubbard, Billy Joe Shaver and Cody Canada and the Departed.

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Chris Knight Live on the Front Porch [VIDEO]

He is the only person I've ever met who is legitimately an honorary Texan, certified by Governor Perry himself. And while there have got to be others, Chris Knight is certainly a one of a kind singer/songwriter. Yesterday Knight stopped by to perform on our Front Porch, where he wowed listeners with his songs, and fell in love with Stanley's Famous Pit Bar B Q.

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RTX-Clusive: William Clark Green Joins Us + Debuts Four Tracks off ‘Rose Queen’

The new William Clark Green album, "Rose Queen" is finally out. And the follow up to his 2011 record "Misunderstood" is easily his most personal to date. Green, who was the 2012 TRRMA New Male Vocalist of the Year, called in for the exclusive radio debut of four cuts off "Rose Queen," including the title track, "Dead or in Jail," "Take Me Away," and his current single "She Likes the Beatles.

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Wade Bowen + Randy Rogers all Set for 2013 ‘Hold My Beer and Watch This’ Tour

Summer time in Texas means two things; scorching temps and the Wade Bowen and Randy Rogers "Hold My Beer And Watch This" acoustic tour. And despite rumors every year that tour will be axed, the dynamic Texas duo have officially announced dates for this, their 7th annual "HMBAWT" tour.

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RTX-clusive: Casey Donahew Debuts Five Tracks off New Album ‘Standoff’ [AUDIO]

When "Standoff," the brand new record from Casey Donahew Band came out, Casey called into Radio Texas, LIVE! to debut five songs off of it. Not only did Donahew offer insight to the songs, I'm pretty sure aside from "Whiskey Baby," we were the first place on radio you got to hear these album cuts including: "Homecoming Queen," "Put the Bottle Down," "Loser," and "Go to Hell." Here's what Casey had to say about the songs.

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Chris Knight Set to Sing Free Acoustic Show on Our Front Porch

He hails from Kentucky but Governor Rick Perry has officially declared the slow talkin', deep thinking Chris Knight an honorary Texan, complete with papers -- it's legit. This Wednesday the legendary singer/songwriter will be performing on our Front Porch, before his show at Cowboys, and we've got seats to fill.

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Lady Antebellum Get Uncomfortably Close with Fan [VIDEO]

At first I wasn't sure who this would be more awkward for, Lady Antebellum or the dude the trio is singing to. Then I watched the video -- the answer is the dude. Last week on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Lady A got uncomfortably up close and personal with one fan.

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Cody Canada + Seth James of The Departed Live on the Front Porch

Cross Canadian Ragweed was undoubtedly the most influential and popular band to ever come out of the Red Dirt scene, but they came to an end in 2010. Fortunately for us, It wasn’t too long before former members, Cody Canada and Jeremy Plato teamed up with Dave Bowen, Seth James, and Steve Littleton to form a new band, The Departed. Canada and James recently stopped by to perform for some lucky listeners on our Front Porch.

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