After a two week hiatus to, I don't know, learn to barrel race, find herself spiritually, and probably record a Harlem Shake video Rita Ballou was back on Radio Texas, LIVE! With her she brought fresh dirt on her "Friends with Benefits" show at SXSW, a Texas Ranger - Texas Music fan, plus her picks at the Lone Star Music Awards.

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Friends with Benefits.

Tuesday March 12 at Peckerheads in Austin, Wild Turkey presents the Boot Campaign’s “Friends With Benefits” party featuring performances by Cody Canada, Sunny Sweeney, Aaron Watson, and many more! With special guest host Rita. It is going to be awesome. So If you're coming to SXSW, be sure to stop by and hang out with her. Of course all of the proceeds will benefit the Boot Campaign.

Texas Ranger Loves Texas Music.

I don’t know much about baseball, except according to Tom Hanks there’s no crying in it…but so many of my friends LOVE their Texas Rangers so for our baseball loving folks, The Star-Telegram recently sat down with Rangers pitcher Randy Wells who apparently digs Texas Music. Seriously. This dude goes in depth about Pat Green, Ragweed, Stoney Wade and more. In fact he co-write” Stoney’s “Dresses.

That's NOT fair! If this dude worked at the Home Depot instead of playing professional baseball wouldn’t he just be considered a crazy stalker-super fan gherm like the rest of us?

Lone Star Music Awards.

The 5th Annual Lone Star Music Awards will be held Sunday, April 28th 2013, at the Texas Music Theater in San Marcos. Voting is underway, now so be sure to log on and vote for your favorites. Listen to the Dirt above to hear Rita's Quick Picks.