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Cowtown Unplugged: A Songwriter's Showcase

EXPERIENCE A LIVE MUSIC EVENT LIKE NEVER BEFORE.

You're invited to a one-of-a-kind, live music experience. Join us May 29, 2022, and September 4, 2022, for an evening with some of the best songwriters of our time, telling their stories and performing their songs in a setting that can't be surpassed. We are thrilled to announce The Cowtown Unplugged series will kick off at 7:30 p.m. during Memorial Day Weekend with a line-up featuring the talented Hayes Carll as headliner and the beloved duo Max & Heather Stalling as opener. The 95.9 The Ranch midday host Malone will serve as emcee for the spring show, introducing the star-studded line-up.  

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Hayes Carll

Singer and songwriter Hayes Carll is an artist who has spent over 20 years having a conversation about what it is we’re all doing here with anyone who will listen. He makes us laugh––but then he makes us cry. Born in Houston, Hayes received his first guitar at the age of 15 and almost immediately began writing songs influenced by the likes of Bob Dylan, John Prine, Kris Kristofferson, and the Beat-era writings of Jack Kerouac, all of which continued to reverberate in Carll's mature songwriting style. Now, two Americana Music Awards, a Grammy nomination for Best Country Song, and multiple Austin Music Awards line his resumé́. He’s had the most-played record on Americana radio twice. His songs appear on the screen regularly and have been recorded by Kenny Chesney, Lee Ann Womack, and Brothers Osborne, to name a few.

“I like to tug at heartstrings, find commonality with others, reflect on my own life, and sometimes I do it in a lighthearted way,” says Carll. “A lot of musical styles found their way onto this record, but my first and most formative influences came from country music. This is a country singer-songwriter record. It’s just unapologetically me.” Carll is talking about You Get It All, his eighth album. His voice, rich but worn, has never sounded better. “I hope this record helps people feel good, laugh a bit, and maybe give them something to lean on when they need it,” he says. “I hope they dance to it, too.”

Max & Heather Stalling

Max & Heather Stalling are a singer-songwriter duo based out of Dallas, TX. Max handles rhythm guitar and lead vocals and Heather provides fiddle and harmony vocals. Their collaboration has been a long time in the making and they are excited to bring their show to new audiences.

Heather is an award-winning violinist and fiddle player who picked up her instrument at three years old and has never stopped playing it since. As a child she traveled with her parents across Texas and the surrounding states competing in fiddle contests. As a teenager she moved to Branson, MO to be a member of the “The Texas Gold Minors”. They performed seven days a week for two straight years. Upon returning home, she took side jobs playing for various touring acts to include Johnny Lee, Cory Morrow, Bob Schneider, Ed Burleson, Mark David Manders and The Old 97s. In 2005 she put together her own project, blactopGYPSY, released two full length studio albums and toured relentlessly until the lead singer (and her best friend) Andie Kay Joyner, became gravely sick.

Max followed a slightly different path into the music business. He has a master’s degree in horticulture from Texas A&M University and left a day job as a research scientist for snack food giant Frito Lay to pursue a fulltime career as a songwriter. He has six studio albums and three live projects including a full-length DVD. He is a staple in the Texas/Red Dirt scene as well as having chart-topping history in the Americana radio format. He has a star on the South Texas Music Walk of Fame and is a former member of the Board of Governors for the Texas Chapter of NARAS. In addition to solo and duo shows, Max travels with a five-piece band and does 150+ shows annually. Of recent, Heather has been playing with Max’s band after her band’s lead singer fell ill.

Max & Heather were married in 2007 and are now finally finding that the timing is right for them to do a project together.