Take-A-Trip Thursday Prize Package #9

It’s time again for Flip-FM’s Take-A-Trip Thursday.  This week we’re sending you and three others to the Metroplex to play at Six Flags over Texas and Hurricane Harbor.  Listen Thursday for another chance to win Take-A-Trip Thursday from 106-1 Flip-FM!


Matt Hillyer joins us on Live From The Backroom

Matt Hillyer

Matt Hillyer, also known as “Matt the Cat” and as the leader of Dallas-based and beloved Honky-Tonk band Eleven Hundred Springs is, rather simply, an artist. Few artists stick to a single, narrow path as they wander, viewing things in a philosophically unique way than many non-artist types might.

With the release of Hillyer’s debut solo album, the Lloyd Maines-produced If These Bones Could Talk, we get to see a new side to Hillyer’s country-gold vision, but to be clear, his solo foray isn’t the end of Eleven Hundred Springs, which was formed in 1998, nor is it the death of the rockabilly-flavored Matt the Cat Trio. Hillyer as a solo artist with a fresh group of players, including some buddies from Eleven Hundred Springs, is merely a fascinating, new chapter to a musical life that’s never been conventional, and isn’t going to be anytime soon.

With 11 new songs, all written or co-written by HIllyer except for his rocking, stomping cover of the Everly Brothers’ classic the “Price of Love,” a rare occurrence has taken place. The leader of a popular, established band has branched out to go on a personal, musical vision quest, and has come back with a sound that satisfies on all levels. In some ways, These Old Bones resembles the stone-cold country of his band, but the new collection has increased the sonic value of everything he’s affiliated with, thanks to spreading his tattooed, whiskey-soaked wings a bit.
The notion for a solo record came from a wonderfully personal spot that’s as honest as it is meaningful to Hillyer.

Hillyer acknowledges the similarities between his past band-related works, but highlights the differences in a manner that’s clear with drama-free simplicity.“To me it always boils down to the material, he says. “I know there are songs on this album that I would not have put on an Eleven Hundred Springs album. Even the songs that would fit like a glove on an Eleven Hundred Springs album are, for the most part, rooted in very personal places. When the collection of these songs started to really come together it became apparent to me that the majority of them felt like something I was trying to say independent of a group.”

 

find out more about Matt at www.matthillyermusic.com

 

Listen to Matt In Studio by clicking the link below.

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Take-A-Trip Thursday Prize Package #8

It’s time again for Flip-FM’s Take-A-Trip Thursday.  This week we’re sending you and three others to Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels and you’ll also get four tickets to Wonderland Park in Amarillo.  Listen Thursday for another chance to win Take-A-Trip Thursday.


Jeff Johnston

On The Record: Jeff Johnston

Jeff Johnston is CIty Manager for Floydada, TX talked to us “On The Record” regarding the new playground equipment that has been recently installed.  He also explains the downtown improvement project, status of the new city swimming pool (and splash pad) and the latest on water restrictions.

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Take-A-Trip Thursday Prize Package #7

Congratulations To Marisa Maldonado, winner of Take-A-Trip Thursday and Prize Package #7. She’s going to Six Flags and Hurricane Harbor. Listen next Thursday for your next chance to win.


Take-A-Trip Thursday Prize Package #6

It’s time again for Flip-FM’s Take-A-Trip Thursday.  This week we’re sending you and three others to Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels and you’ll also get four tickets to Wonderland Park in Amarillo.  Listen Thursday for another chance to win Take-A-Trip Thursday.


Granger Smith Sweeps the Country in ‘If Money Didn’t Matter’ Video Premiere on Taste of Country

 

From TasteofCountry.com
Granger Smith gives fans a backstage glimpse of what his live shows entail in his ‘If Money Didn’t Matter’ video. From the cold and snow of the mountains to late nights on the road, new fans and new venues, the clip finds the singer all over the U.S.
With the Lone Star State in the rear view mirror, Smith and his band roll across the country, selling out venues from coast to coast, which is something country fans seem to be pretty pleased about. You can literally feel the excitement from fans new and old in the clip.
Smith is growing in popularity as one of the hottest indie artists on the country music scene. The still-unsigned artist is making things happen with the help of his high-energy live shows and loyal fans, and the ‘If Money Didn’t Matter’ video gives viewers a backstage peek.
The video’s scenery is almost as beautiful as the sweet lyrics of the song about the simplicity of love and a dirt road driveway being enough for this man, and in between cities, Smith takes time to have a little fun with his band and enjoy what the country has to offer.
If you keep a close eye out, you’ll catch a cameo from Earl Dibbles, Jr., Smith’s alter-ego. The character — whose standard uniform is denim overalls — is popular with the rowdiest of country fans. Smith, on the other hand, typically dons a baseball cap and tee while performing in front of his fans.
‘If Money Didn’t Matter’ appears on Smith’s most recent album, ‘Dirt Road Driveway.’

 


Vance Lemmons

Take-A-Trip Thursday Prize Package #5

Congratulations to Vance Lemmons, winner of Take-A-Trip Thursday Prize Package #5 to the Metroplex (Six Flags and Hurricane Harbor). Listen next Thursday for another chance to win Take-A-Trip Thursday from 106-1 Flip-FM!


Uncle Lucius Live From The Backroom and FREE ALBUM Give A Way

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Austin-based Americana rock band Uncle Lucius released its most recent studio album, And You Are Me, on August 28, 2012.  Recorded in Austin and Nashville, And You Are Me finds Uncle Lucius stretching their musicianship and reeling in eleven songs that punch with a fullness reminiscent of The Doors to early Black Crowes. Uncle Lucius takes rock and roll from its deep roots, pushes it onward by putting their own honest interpretation of new rock sounds with elements of r&b and blues added. The band includes Kevin Galloway on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Mike Carpenter on lead guitar and vocals, Josh Greco on drums and percussion and Jon Grossman on lead vocals, and keys.

According to Galloway, Uncle Lucius will go back to the studio this fall to begin work on a new album set to release in early 2015.

The band continues to tour leading following the release of And You Are Me, and they pride their live show as a sacred and energetic experience, with a belief that this is still the truest form of communication with their fans.

FREE ALBUM GIVE A WAY!

Live at Grady’s 66 Pub was recorded in Yukon, OK on February 21, 2014. This 18 song live set was performed for a sold out crowd and features the radio hits “Keep The Wolves Away” and “Somewhere Else” from the band’s most recent studio album And You Are Me, as well as previously unreleased songs.

Click on the link below to download.

Download ‘Live at Grady’s 66 Pub’ for FREE

 

Listen to new music from Uncle Lucius including “The Age of Reason” and “Nothing To Save” by clicking play below.

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Vanessa Esquivel

Take-A-Trip Thursday Prize Package #4

Congratulations to Vanessa Esquivel of Plainview our latest winner in Flip-FM’s Take-A-Trip Thursday.  For being caller 16 on Thursday, Vanessa and three others are going to Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels and will also get four tickets to Wonderland Park in Amarillo. Listen next Thursday for your chance to win Take-A-Trip Thursday from 106-1 Flip-FM!