Red Dirt Radio Hour

Sundays from 9-10 p.m.
  • Hosted by Brad Piccolo & John Cooper

Broadcasting from the birthplace of Red Dirt in Stillwater, Oklahoma, The Red Dirt Radio Hour plays current and original Red Dirt artists, as well as artists that were influential in it's creation.

Artists heard on the show: JJ Cale, Tom Skinner, Randy Crouch, Willie Nelson, Stoney LaRue & more

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Four Oklahoma bands—Nicnos, Taddy Porter, Skytown & Good Villains—are joining forces to play the OklaHomeGrown Music Showcase at Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa tonight.

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Robert Earl Keen has been a leading musician in the genre of Texas Country for the past three decades. He has recorded 18 full-length albums and had songs covered by George Strait, Lyle Lovett, The Dixie Chicks, and more. Keen was inducted into the Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2012.

In this interview with KOSU's John Cooper, Keen talks about his new live album, Live Dinner Reunion, playing a concert with Levon Helm, and the so-called differences between Texas Country and Red Dirt music.

David Macias is a Grammy Award-winning producer and co-founder of Thirty Tigers. The services of his Nashville-based entertainment company have fostered success stories for the likes of Lucinda Williams, Patty Griffin, The Avett Brothers, Low, Ryan Bingham, Flogging Molly, Jason Isbell, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, and many more.

Jean Shepard, one of the first women to find success in country music as a solo act, died Sunday at age 82. Shepard was a feisty, straight-shooting singer who created a career in an industry where she had few female role models.

Parker Millsap On Mountain Stage

Aug 31, 2016
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Oklahoma native Parker Millsap returns to Mountain Stage, recorded live in Charleston, W.Va. The singer-songwriter was brought up in the Pentecostal church, an experience that provided ample inspiration for his early catalog of songs. Influenced by Steinbeck's dust-bowl narratives, Millsap's religion-laced parables, character-driven stories and relationship tales are performed with the power and conviction of the preachers he witnessed growing up.

Last night, Parker Millsap made his national television debut on Conan.

The Purcell native released his third studio album, The Very Last Day, in March. The album has been nominated for Album of the Year by the Americana Music Honors & Awards.

For much of the post-Dylan age, and particularly in such self-consciously cerebral genres as indie rock, contemporary folk and Americana, artists have been more likely to command critical respect for cultivating their songwriting voices than for interpreting songs from others' pens. But John Prine, who was once pegged as a new Dylan, seems to be having a fine time toying with that modern musical hierarchy.

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Parker Millsap grew up in the small town of Purcell, Okla., where he began singing in the Pentecostal church his parents attended. In 2014, he released his self-titled debut, which was full of songs and characters from his youth and earned him an Americana Emerging Artist of the Year nomination.

His career spanned the famous Bakersfield sound, the outlaw era, and 38 No. 1 hits on the country music charts. Now comes word that Merle Haggard has died Wednesday — his 79th birthday.

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