Rita Ballou from Rawhide and Velvet joins Radio Texas, LIVE! each week to keep us up to date on all the happenings in the Texas and Red Dirt Music scene. From Granger Smith's and Earl Dibble Jr.'s major accomplishment to Hayes Carll's BBQ sauce pairing, and partying in the tour bus with Kyle Park plus more, here’s All the Dirt in Red Dirt.

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Granger Tops a Million

I am not sure if they give out awards for hitting one million views on YouTube, but if they did, Earl Dibbles, Jr. would be getting a platinum one. Yup... Earl’s "Country Boy" video has been viewed over ONE MILLION TIMES. Granger Smith tweeted: "Reaching 1 million views on a video has been a goal of mine. Today, because of a little idea called Earl Dibbles Jr., that goal is met." I am sure he is cracking a cold one to celebrate.

Sad News From Eli Young Band

Unfortunately, I have some sad news to report. Eli Young Band's bassist Jon Jones said goodbye to his father last week. Allen Jones passes away in Fort Worth after losing a long battle with lung cancer. Our condolences go out to the Joe, Jones family and the band. On a brighter note, the The Eli Young Band has been added to next month’s CMA Awards list of performers. The awards will air live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on ABC November 1st.

What in the World is Kyle Park Doin' Back There?

Have you ever wondered what exactly happens in the back of Kyle Park’s tour bus? Well, I could tell you, but I'd much rather show you. To see all the wild rock star shinanigans, be sure to check out Kyle latest youtube video titled: "Back Lounge Party Down." Click here to see the video.

What BBQ Sauce Pairs Best with Hayes Carll Music?

When you are kicking back and enjoying some Hayes Carll music and you suddenly get the hankering for some sauce to dip your meat in, how do you know which flavor to choose? According to BBQ expert Bill Gase, Hayes's music pairs perfectly with Stubb's Hickory Bourbon BBQ sauce. And now you know.

Shootin' the Stuff Shooter

Fortunately through the magic of the internet, I was able to sit down and interview Shooter Jennings. Shooter talked about producing Jason Boland's new album and hanging out with Adam Hood and Jason Eady. But the highlight of the interview was when Shooter confirmed that a movie about his father Waylon Jennings has been green lit.