Rita Ballou joins The RTX Crew (that rhymes) each week to bring us the Dirt in Texas and Red Dirt Music. She’s not one to pull punches and remarkably she actually does seem to have her hand on the pulse of our scene. She tends to ruffle feathers but that’s only because people are paying attention. And do not forget besides being a blogger she is also a true fan of good music so take her stories as they’re meant to be taken, in fun -- or to be mean I’m honestly still not sure.

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    The Band Formerly Known as Cross Canadian Ragweed

    The "Boys From Oklahoma" have a box set comprised of five CDs and one DVD hitting stores just in time for your holiday shopping. Read More Here

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    Cross-less Canadian Ragweed

    In other Ragweed news, members of the former band are rumored to be in on a "mini-reunion" at the annual Steamboat Music Festival -- with one very noticeable member missing. Read More Here

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    Randy Rogers Takes Duck-Face Pics with George

    ... But only George The President. Randy Rogers posted several normal faced twit-pics of him and George the King of Country Music this week, he also bragged about his opportunity to not only golf with his idol but also perform on stage with him as well. Read More Here

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    Willie's Got a New CD of Old Songs

    The project titled "Remember Me Vol. 1" contains some of yours and my favorite country songs of all time with a Willie twist including: 1. Remember Me (Ernest Tubb, 1950, No. 5 Country) 2. Sixteen Tons (Tennessee Ernie Ford, 1955, No. 1 Country & Pop) 3. Why Baby Why (George Jones, 1955, No. 4 Country) 4. Today I Started Loving You Again (Merle Haggard, 1970) Read More Here

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    Johnny Cooper DOES sing Country

    And he does it on movie soundtracks! The eclectic singer who has received undue criticism from some for his pop/blues sound will be on the "Deep in the South" major motion picture soundtrack. Let me go on record with two things 1. The song from the flick titled "Devil in a Glass" is great and 2. I love "Hot Mess" and stand by my decision to continue playing it. Read More Here