Hinterland Music Association Announces News.

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Jun 062021

One of the 275 yearly festivals we feature here on this website is Hinterland out there in Iowa. We update these festival articles on a regular basis, and we enjoy sharing these festival lineups with all of you.

This festival is one of the ones I cover that started in 2015, and hasn’t been one of the more powerhouse festivals until now. This year however, I think that they are going to have one hell of a record year of attendees. They are pretty much keeping their lineup from last year, and ( like all of them ) are honoring last year’s tickets.

Available Now

Camping Passes
3-Day Bronze/General Tent – $35
3-Day RV Bronze – $250
Parking Passes
3-Day General – $25

Campfire just got hotter

Orville Peck will play an additional set at the Campfire Stage on Saturday, August 7. Paul Cauthen will join him for part of the set for some The Unrighteous Brothers songs and more!

Larry Joe Taylor Fest Announces News.

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Jun 062021
LJT Fest September 13-18, 2021
Melody Mountain Ranch Stephenville, TX
LJT Fest coming in September!
We are excited to be back and share a few artists performing on the Miller Lite & Allsup’s Stages this September.
We will continue to share new artists as we get confirmations and will announce the final line up on July 6th.
Discount Early Bird Tickets, Camping, VIP, & Parking on sale HERE
Stay up to date with all new artists announcements HERE
Purchases carried over from rescheduled LJT Fest 2020 & 2021.
Tickets – If you ordered tickets to the 32nd Annual LJT Fest before March 1st 2021, Please look for your new tickets to arrive via email by May 31st.
Camping – We will begin sending out new camping decals to anyone with camping spaces in the general campground on June 21st. If you need to verify the correct address or upgrade any camping, you may call our office from 10am – 3pm Monday – Thursday at 254-968-8505 before June 21st.
VIP and Sponsors – Please look for new tickets and VIP camping decals to arrive by end of June. General admission tickets for VIP purchases will be sent out via email and VIP camping decals will be mailed by June 30th.
Parking & Keystone Camping – If you purchased parking and/or a campsite in the keystone camping area before March 1st, 2021 please look for your new parking and or keystone camping tickets to arrive via email by May 31st.
Thanks for hanging in there with us and we look forward to welcoming everyone back to Melody Mountain in September!
LJT Office
Office Hours Monday – Thursday 10am –

My dear friends, I just cannot stress the Relevance  of the Texas Music Scene and the importance of the wonderful independent music that is currently culminating from the small Texas honky tonks and hole in the walls all over the state.

The local music scene is so prevalent over there and it flourishes so heavily that the state draws music fans from all over the world! Years ago, in the 70’s Country Music Legend Mr. Larry Joe Taylor began an outdoor festival, to create a place where all of those artists can be featured in one place.

Ultimately, I think that is why all genres of music created the multiple day outdoor festival. Many of the Legends of the genres began devising plans for this to happen, where you get multitudes of acts for one set price.

I do revisit these festival articles from time to time and add more information, and to talk about the acts that are performing at all of the respected names. So, as they go through the summer, and into the fall by announcing more acts, and the playlist grows bigger…so will this article!

Texas Music Festival Camping InformationHOW DO I GET A CAMPSITE ~

Anyone trying to upgrade or acquire more sites to a previous reservation must call our office at (254) 968-8505 or (254) 968-6204 to make reservations.
Online purchases – Once the order has been placed our office staff will assign you a campsite based on the criteria you provided in the purchased. The campsite assigned will be the best site available at the time of your purchase. You will receive an email within 24 hours with the assigned site.*All Camping Reservations Are Final And Non-Refundable*
All Camping decals purchases after April 2nd will be held at Will Call at the camping gate under the original purchasers name.CAMPING PRICES
*Only one vehicle allowed per campsite*
Type of Campsite Advance Price Gate Upgrade
Electric and Water
(3 night minimum)
Section D
sites are 28′ x 35′
50 AMP $65.00
30 AMP $58.00

per day
50 AMP $70.00
30 AMP $63.00

per day
Electric and Water
30 AMP (3 night minimum)
Section E

sites are 25′ x 35′
per day
per day
Preferred Camping
(3 night minimum)
Non-electric & Non-water
Preferred Section A, B, C, F
sites are 30′ x 32′
Shiner Group
sites are 25′ x 35′
per day
per day
Reserved Camping
(2 night minimum)
Non-electric & Non-water
Reserved Section A, F, G, H
sites are 30′ x 32′
per day
per day
Keystone Non-Reserved
(1st come, 1st serve upon arrival)
(2 night minimum)
sites are limited to 30′ x 32′
per day
per day
More Information Here! $318.00
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General Open Camping Reservations
Sign Up for Email UpdatesSign up for Camping and Ticket Updates.
General open camping reservations begin February 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am Central Time
If you DID NOT HAVE a campsite last year, you may reserve site(s) during this period.
Sites not re-reserved will be available at 10:00 am on February 5th, 2018.Also advance purchase of unmarked, primitive campsites will be available on January 15th, 2018. These sites are not marked and will be available on a first come first serve basis upon arrival.By reserving these sites you will be guaranteed a camping spot at the festival.

6-Day Ticket holders WITH 6-Day Camping will have the ability to upgrade their
camping to 7-Days at the gate to come in early on Sunday, April 22nd (gates open at 12:00 noon)
NOTE: To reserve a 4, 5 or 6-Day campsite you must purchase a 4, 5 or 6-day ticket.
*Only one vehicle allowed per campsite*
*All Camping Reservations Are Final And Non-Refundable*
Every campsite must be kept clean – any campsite found to be left unclean will result in a $30 charge applied to the purchaser’s credit card. It is the original purchasers responsibility to make sure campsites have been picked up and cleaned upon leaving the festival grounds. No household furniture or large items may be left behind. Please have all trash bagged and ready for pick up upon leaving the festival grounds.
There will be a FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE to and from the festival Wednesday through Sunday (donations accepted). Call Donnie Hill at (254) 300-7558 to schedule a ride.
Hours: Wednesday & Thursday 12:00 pm – 1:00 am
Friday: Will start picking up at 12:00 pm and run around the clock thru 6:00 am Sunday morning.
You can call the day you need the ride but it helps if you call 24 hours in advance. You can bring your coolers on the van but NO open containers allowed.
~NEW~ All drop-offs and pick-ups will now be in the parking lot.
(a much closer walk to and from the stage)
Provided by Jesus Crew Ministry, BSM and Anytime Fitness
Need to Rent an RV?
3500 S Central Expy
McKinney, TX 75070
Local: (972) 562-1900
Reservations: (800) 367-6507
Fax: (972) 562-3990
CLICK HERE to view
El Monte RV pricing & packages!
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El Monte RV Campsites!
5100 Airport Freeway
Ft. Worth, TX 76117
Phone: (817) 834-7141

Other Campsite Information
Dogs allowed on leash in campground, however NO DOGS ALLOWED in concert areas
Water & Electric Sites
These sites each have water and a 30 amp electrical plug (please make sure you have the appropriate adapter for a 30 amp receptacle) All sites must be reserved for a minimum of 3 days.
Shiner Group
These sites are a little larger than our normal sites and are located in “Shiner” Section on the map and are easy access to both the Bud Light Stage and the Allsups Stage. These sites will be sold in groups of 7,6,5,3,2 and a few singles will also be available. These sites have been carved out of a wooded area located next to section D & E. These sites have plenty of shade and are in a low traffic part of the ranch campground. All sites must be reserved for a minimum of 3 days.
Preferred Camping Section A, B, C & F
These sites are located at the front of section F on the camping map. Section A rows A thru H, Section B, Section C & Section F sites 11-19 will be within 200 yards of the West Stage and adjacent to the parking area and The Tuesday night Campground Stage. All sites must be reserved for a minimum of 3 days.
Reserved Non-Electric
These sites are marked sites in Section A rows I thru CC & all Tree Line sites, F sites 1-10, G, & H. By reserving these sites you will be guaranteed a marked off campsite in the section you choose. Sites are 32′ X 30′ in dimension. All sites must be reserved for a minimum of 2 days.
Keystone Non-Reserved
By reserving a Keystone non-reserved campsite you will be guaranteed a campsite, however these sites are not marked off and the location of your campsite will be on a first come, first serve basis when you arrive. These sites will be located in the Keystone non-reserved camping area only. Please limit these sites to a 30′ X 30′ dimension. All sites must be reserved for a minimum of 2 days.
Only one motorized vehicle is allowed per campsite. All other vehicles must park in the designated parking area. Vehicles without a camping decal will not be allowed to enter the campground at any time. Please make sure all camping supplies are in the vehicle that has a camping decal. Motor homes will be allowed to have one additional vehicle, however, the additional vehicle must be attached or directly behind the motor home upon arrival.
Camping Decals
Camping decals will be mailed for each campsite purchased in advance. These decals should be place on the vehicle that will be parked at the campsite. The first set of camping decals will be mailed out at the end of March.
More Information


We have built a permanent 22 stall shower house to provide the needs of festival-goers. There will be eleven men’s and eleven women’s showers each having a handicap accessible stall available on the camping grounds.

5-Day Shower Pass 4-Day Shower Pass 3-Day Shower Pass Single Shower Pass
$20.00 $17.00 $13.00 $5.00

Shower House Hours:
Open: 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
Closed for cleaning: 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Open: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

There are ample porta-jons around the stage area as well as in the camping areas, however, if you would like to reserve a private porta-jon for your campsite please call (254) 968-2191.
Your camping decals will be sent to you in the mail along with your campsite numbers at the end of March.
Place this decal on the upper left windshield of your primary vehicle used for camping before you enter the festival grounds in April.

*Only one vehicle allowed per campsite*
*All Camping Reservations Are Final And Non-Refundable*
Parking Decal Price & Gate Hours
Parking decals will grant your vehicle admission into the PARKING LOT, these decals WILL NOT give you any kind of of vehicle admission into the CAMPGROUND. These decals should be placed on the vehicle that will be parked in the parking lot. Parking decals are not transferable from one vehicle to another.
After you purchase your parking, You will receive an email within 24 hours with your parking barcode attached as a *pdf file for each decal. You must print and use these files to exchange for a decal to gain parking admission into the festival.
Parking Days Valid For Gate Hours Advance Price
+ Tax
Gate Price
*Tax Included
6-day parking Monday – April 23rd
Tuesday – April 24th
Wednesday – April 25th
Thursday – April 26th
Friday – April 27th
Saturday – April 28th
Monday – April 23rd
12:00 noon – 10:00 pm
(must have a 6-day ticket)
(must have a 6-day ticket)
5-day parking Tuesday – April 24th
Wednesday – April 25th
Thursday – April 26th
Friday – April 27th
Saturday – April 28th
Tuesday – April 24th
12:00 noon – 11:00 pm
(must have a 5-day ticket)
(must have a 5-day ticket)
4-day parking Wednesday – April 25th
Thursday – April 26th
Friday – April 27th
Saturday – April 28th
Wednesday – April 25th
9:00 am – 12:00 midnight
3-day parking Thursday – April 26th
Friday – April 27th
Saturday – April 28th
Thursday – April 26th
9:00 am – 12:00 midnight
2-day parking Friday – April 27th
Saturday – April 28th
Friday – April 27th
10:00 am – 12:00 midnight
1-day parking Saturday – April 28th Saturday – April 28th
10:00 am – 11:00 pm
*Tax Included
Absolutely NO GLASS bottles or containers allowed at Melody Mountain Ranch


ACL Festival 2021

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Jun 062021

ACL Fest

Texas….yeah Texas…It is beloved in Country Music and is one of the many epicenters of the genre as a whole. There are so many variations of Texas music, in the forms of Red Dirt and Texas Swing and so many more. Every time I listen to one of those new Texas podcasts ( and there are TONS of them ), I find new and exciting artists and bands out there to feature on here.

Country Music got it’s start in Bristol Virginia on the aspect of the recording side of it, and from the live part it emanated from Chicago, Nashville, and even Memphis. Now this wonderful festival covers so much more than Country Music, which is why I like it so much. My website is a proud supporter of many other genres aside form Country.

ACL Fest Lineup
This is it! The Official 2021 Lineup is here. George Strait, Billie Eilish, Stevie Nicks, Miley Cyrus, Rüfüs Du Sol, DaBaby, Erykah Badu and many more will be headed to Zilker Park this October for the best two weekends of the year.

Claim your spot for the 20th Anniversary when 3-Day Tickets go on sale TODAY at 12pm CT! Check out our GA, GA+, VIP and Platinum options for both weekends, starting at as little as $50 DOWN. Start making your plans today!


We’re back, y’all. Mark your calendars for the 20th Anniversary of ACL Festival this October 1-3 & 8-10, 2021!
See Tickets
It’s time to step it up this year with a GA+ Ticket! Take a break in the private, shaded lounge with air-conditioned restrooms or catch a set on the jumbo screen with live streams of the festival stages.
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Ready to get fancy in VIP? New in 2021: a brand new VIP Lounge on the west side of the park! ACL Fest VIPs will have unlimited access to two VIP lounges, with main stage viewing decks, bars, premium restrooms and more!
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Experience ACL Fest the right way with a Platinum Ticket. From up-close, prime viewing areas at six stages and lounge access to golf cart transportation and private entrances, get ready for the best weekend ever.
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  • The safety of fans, artists and staff remains our top priority. ACL Fest organizers are in regular communication with local health and public safety officials and will follow current recommendations and guidelines in place at the time of the festival. As the weekends approach, ACL Fest patrons will receive regular updates with important information regarding safety policies and procedures before entering Zilker Park, and which will also be shared at www.aclfestival.com, on social media and via the ACL Fest Email List. ACL Fest is excited to partner with the City of Austin and Austin Public Health to encourage vaccination in the months prior to the festival.

News From Mr. Tyller Gummersall in 2021.

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Jun 062021

Through the years of doing this website, I have had the elite pleasure of meeting, and networking with many from all over the world, and within many communities and genres of the music industry. I have met and become acquainted with my heroes of Country Music as well as the up and comers on the independent levels of the music world.

One of those people that are up and coming is this young man from Colorado, that I met years ago at an appearance he had in Nashville. I wrote all about meeting  him, and the music he played that night in this article HERE. One can quickly ascertain that he is quite an ardent janissary of the genre of Country Music.

He has been blessed enough to have had the help of some of Country Music’s greatest ‘behind the scenes” people, like the mighty Mr. Lloyd Maines, whom produced his third album, which was the echelon I met him on in his career.

10 years ago this month I was turning 21 and recording for the first time in Nashville. The EP was called “Beer and a Rose”, which was recorded all analog at Welcome to 1979 with some amazing players.

Brad Pemberton threw that session together for me after I reached out to him on a whim. Brad is an incredible musician who has played on some of my favorite albums ever, from Patty Griffin to Ryan Adams and most recently Steve Earle.
His wonderful and talented wife Marna Taylor graciously sang some harmonies (check out her band Daughters of Justice).  Dave Jacques, another amazing player who I’d grown up listening to on John Prine records lent his hand at bass. And Jon Graboff, also from the Cardinals played steel and mandolin…

My long winded preamble just leads to this- It was super special being back in Nashville a few weeks ago. I was producing an album for my friend Robert Kent Voss yet again at Welcome to 1979. And later in the week, Brad, Marna, Dave and I played some music live (for the first time in I don’t know how long) at a CDX radio listening party.

These are some special musicians! One of the songs we played, I Can’t Say Goodbye, is from that ep (Beer and a Rose). It was pretty dang cool picking up where we left off 10 years later and not really missing a beat! It was so much fun and I’m really happy to be able to share these songs with you!
Check out the video below:

I Can’t Say Goodbye – Tyller Gummersall (live)
You Pay For It – Tyller Gummersall (live)
All on My Mind – Tyller Gummersall (live)

Last year, he released a really nice 8 song album that was well received by all of us.  It included some powerhouse help once again both production wise, and musically, and when you combine that with his peacefully resonant lyrics molded after those long forgotten trail riding cowboys of old.

Here are some of the things he has been up to lately. This new song called “Right Side Of The Dirt”, grabbed me right off the bat with the first few words as a seasoned factory worker of nearly 20 years. I’m not very far from my planned retirement time to pursue music journalism, and to just be a fan.

I too haven’t scored all too well in the love department either, so many aspects of this song spoke to me as an individual on many levels. I can also say the same victorious statement about my tough life, at least I’m still alive.

New Music from Tyller Gummersall featuring Twin Kennedy
The above video is a live version of Right Side of the Dirt, filmed by Cinematographer Tim Sutherland (Nashville, Stranger Things, Rodney Atkins, Jerrod Niemann).


The studio version featuring Tyller (Guitar/Vocals), Twin Kennedy (Fiddle, Banjo, Vocals) and Dave Jacques (Bass) will be released as a single on all platforms May 26th.
“We met Tyller 10 years ago playing a live show during one of our first trips to Nashville. We immediately connected as string players, singers and songwriters! Although we were countries apart at the time – with us living in Canada and Tyller in the US – we stayed in touch and became great friends and co-writers. We were honored when Tyller invited us to be featured on his recording of “Right Side of the Dirt”, which the three of us wrote together in Nashville. We decided to record a live video for the tune because it represents what brought us together in the first place – live music! With the added beauty of Southern farmland and a moody sunset, the live video for “Right Side of the Dirt” takes us back to how we first met – standing around a microphone and sharing a song!” ~Twin Kennedy
“This song’s life (Right Side of the Dirt) has been a really fun journey, the whole thing has just flowed naturally! A few years back while I was in Nashville, Twin Kennedy and I sat down to write some songs. We were throwing ideas around and Carli mentioned a catchy phrase that her fiancé’s colleagues used at work; “at least I’m on the right side of the dirt”. I loved that concept and started noodling on the guitar. The opening lick started coming together, Julie grabbed her fiddle, Carli grabbed a Ganjo. They are such an amazing musicians and literally by the third time I’d run through the intro we were playing the tune together as if a thousand times before! Lyrics fell into place, their harmonies floated in seamlessly. Sometimes songs just come together like that and boy it’s fun when they do!” – Tyller Gummersall