Rita Ballou joins Radio Texas, LIVE! each week to keep us up to date on all the happenings in the Texas and Red Dirt Music scene. This week she had the dirt on Kacey Musgraves BIG day, Granger Smith's 100 Mile Walk for our military, and the final, final nominees of the Texas Regional Radio Music Award Show have been announced.

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Kacey Musgraves' Big Day.

Wednesday February 13th 2013 will be a day Kacey Musgraves remembers FOREVER! Not only did the Texas native kill it on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, that morning Ryan Seacrest broke the news that she had been nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year at the 48th annual ACMs. Congrats Kacey!

Granger Smith is Walking for our Military Men and Women.

For the third straight year, Granger Smith is walking 100 miles in combat boots. Since 2011, Granger has logged 200 miles in his boots – his way of paying tribute to all those serving our country in the U.S. Armed Forces. Because of his passion for our troops, Granger even wrote and recorded a successful song dedicated to our military perhaps you’ve heard, “That’s What I Do With It.”

The walk begins in south Austin April 7, and culminates the 11th at Fort Hood with a concert.

My question, is will Earl Dibbles Jr. be walking too? And if so, who will provide the crowd control? He’s a huge celebrity and he might have traffic backed up for MILES. Maybe they can call in the National Guard.

The Final Nominees for the Texas Regional Radio Music Awards Announced -- FINALLY.

The final, final round of the Texas Regional Radio Music Award’s are underway, so either prepare to have your news feeds inundated with “Vote for me” posts, or block all your favorite bands, and unfollow ‘em on Twitter. Not a whole lot of surprises, you can see all the finalists and vote right here... AND REMEMBER VOTE FOR RADIO TEXAS LIVE WITH BUDDY LOGAN for SYNDICATED SHOW OF THE YEAR!!