Rita Ballou joins Radio Texas, LIVE! each week to keep us up to date on all the ‘Dirt’ in the Texas and Red Dirt Music scene. This week: The Pistol Annies stop by The Today Show, The Departed have a new music video, Wade Bowen discovers Vine, plus more.

Hear the Dirt Here.

Pistol Annies 'Annie Up' on the Today Show.

Daaang Buddy, When did Matt morph into Mr. Burns from the Simpsons? On Tuesday The Pistol Annie’s stopped by the Today show with Mr. Burns to promote their brand new album "Annie Up" and sang my family’s song, “Hush Hush” … The trio even had name tags on the mic stands identifying which Annie is which.

Casey Donahew's 'Whiskey Baby' Video.

Video maker extraordinaire Evan Kaufman is back with his signature magic light, shooting The Casey Donahew Band's new music video for “Whiskey Baby” off their new album Standoff. It looks like a real shoot 'em up western video, and I'm sure CDB fans will love it... You can see the sneak peak behind the scenes action preview at my website.

Wade's on The Vine.

Wade and company have officially discovered VINE and I am a happy girl. If you don't VINE yet, you may wanna just so you can follow Wade. Also, The 15th annual Wade Bowen Classic is once again upon us. This year's show and Golf tourney will feature Josh Abbott, Aaron Watson Neal McCoy and tons more. All proceeds will benefit the victims in the West, TX fertilizer explosion. Get more details here.

The Departed's Music Video.

This made my week last week! The Departed released their brand new new video for “Prayer For The Lonely” and it's ama-ZZZZing. It featuress Seth James in a cowboy hat, and ain’t nothing wrong with that. This video was shot by Tony Gates and dedicated to Seth’s mom. Great song and great video.