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Troubadour Turns One: How an Album and its Musician Evolved

About a year ago, Ray Wilson released his first full length album, Troubadour. Last year at this time, Ray had a mindset of hopefulness. He bought one thousand physical albums and he envisioned himself selling a few and giving away the rest. His ultimate goal was to get his music in front of as many people as possible so that he could do the thing he really loves: playing live shows. 

The Sky Is The Limit For Singer-Songwriter Tyler Stanfield


According to Singer/Songwriter Tyler Stanfield, he was exposed to music from his “first breath.” Coming from a musical family, he was surrounded by music from the very beginning and his interest was sparked at a young age. He became a touring musician five years ago and graced Amarillo, Texas with his sound for the first time last January at Bar Z Winery

Amarillo Magazine Interviews Ray Wilson About His Tattoos

Amarillo Magazine came out with a story this month about tattoos and their place in the workplace today. From teachers to lawyers, and from business owners to chefs, Amarillo Magazine interviewed and photographed several Amarillo professionals who all have one thing in common: tattoos. The article proved that tattoos are viewed differently than they were even ten years ago. While some of the interviewees still cover up their tattoos in professional environments, others don’t. Some even credit their tattoos for a portion of their success. 

Taylor Swift Convinces Apple To Change Their Tune

If you haven’t heard about what has gone on with Taylor Swift and Apple this past week, then you must be living in a cave. In case that’s you, I’ll fill you in. Apple decided to make their new music streaming service free for the first three months in order to entice and retain users. During the three months, artists (both signed and indie) would receive no compensation for the plays to their music. Indie musicians spoke out about this infringement upon their copyright...but Apple didn’t listen until Taylor Swift posted an open letter to the company on Sunday from her Twitter account.

Interview With A Backup Singer: Angela Monden

Amarillo, Texas is full of talented musicians and Ray Wilson’s backup singer, Angela Monden, stands out among the crowd as one of Amarillo’s brightest and most vibrant. Angela met Ray less than a year ago at Hoot’s Pub where she was singing publicly for one of the first times as a backup singer for musician Dave Regal while Ray played guitar with them. She said they talked about music, gardening, and basically “nerded out.” They were instant friends.