I realize I am extremely late posting last week's dirt so let's get right into it.  It appears a certain Straggler is now not leaving the band, after posting that he was. JB and The Moonshine Band are going on a 21 city tour with a rapper, there's a new hashtag sweeping the Twitter nation and the finalist for the Lone Star Music Awards have been set and are awaiting your votes -- Rita Ballou joins the RTX Crew each week for All the Dirt in Red Dirt on Radio Texas Live, check out what she had for us on last week’s episode.

jason Boland is not Losing a straggler

In Hooray! news according to Straggler band member, Roger Rays personal Facebook page February was going to be his last month and if that news gave you a sad face turn it upside down cause Roger Ray is now, not leaving!

jB and the moonshine band are gong on a 21 city tour with a rapper

Colt Ford is hitting the road with his pals Rehab, The Lacs, Lenny Cooper and Texans JB and The Moonshine Band this spring for the first ever “Declaration of Independence Tour.” The 2012 tour will kick off April 6th in Albany, GA and will make it’s way through 21 cities with more dates to come.

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Check it out on Twitter, it's the all new hashtag sweeping the nation and Rita love love loves it! And the funniest ones are coming from Texas Music artists themselves like:

I’ll never sell-out to Nashville/ Can I get a ReTweet for my new CD being on iTunes/ Don’t forget the rugs

Get on your twitter and check em out for your self.

nominations for the lone star music award have been announced

It’s time for the Lone Star Music Awards, which are goin down April 1 at the Texas Music Theater in San Marcos, Texas, and YOU get to determine the winners by voting NOW for the best Lone Star music of the past year!

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