Notably Texan

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With the lofty mandate to curate the culture of Texas music, Notably Texan host Matt Meinke scours the state's singers and songwriters, stars or not, and hand-selects the purest cuts of well-marbled entertainment for your daily listening pleasure. The tempo, the style, the instrumentation, the genre - it doesn't matter. The rules are simple - the songs need to have a Texas connection. Rock, rap, country, reggae, electronica, dub step, house, R&B - If the music helps to build an audio tapestry worthy of the Lone Star State, it's got a shot on Notably Texan. 

Want to send in your best to see if it'll pass the test? Mail your music to PO Box 4504, Commerce, TX 75428. You can also email links to SoundCloud or other hosted downloads that you have created directly to Matt himself. Airplay not guaranteed, and all media submitted become the property of 88.9 KETR (which just means you can't get your CD or your thumb drive back, so don't send us your music on anything you can't live without.)

Find Notably Texan on facebook (on the right) and help us let the world know that the music of Texas is just as legendary as the barbecue, the Alamo, and the stars at night.

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Texas country crooner Jack Ingram takes the stage Saturday, September 21, at 10 P.M. as part of the Rally 'Round Greenville fall festival, and as he makes plans to visit northeast Texas, he took a little time to chat with Notably Texan host Matt Meinke and KETR's Jerrod Knight.

Sara Hickman's talents appear limitless: singer, songwriter, artist, mother, activist; and her accolades include Former Texas State Musician. Sara joins Matt Meinke for an in-depth discussion on the Notably Texan Feature Interview.

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In the grips of the Depression, times were very tough for the country in 1931. Farmers were offered a fraction of the worth for their goods, and some found no other option to make ends meet than home-brewed white lightning.

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Northeast Texas music artists Bryson Moore and Chase Rippy recently joined Matt Meinke on Notably Texan to discuss their craft.

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Hot on the heels of their recent category win at the Commerce Idol competition, Commerce band Casting Shadows see a bright future ahead.

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The Dallas native describes her sound as "Soul/Folk/Jazz," and has self-released three albums since graduating from college.

Cas Haley takes time out of his busy touring and recording schedule to chat with Matt Meinke during KETR's Spring Membership Campaign.

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Pull up a peg-leg and hear a fable of high-seas adventure, as Grandpa weaves a yarn of hornswaggling  and swashbuckling at sea.

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Proponents and players of the Appalachian Dulcimer stop by the studios to spread the word about their favorite instrument.

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The Governors' Texas Music Office has released a list of 27 Texas born-or-based acts who received a total of 36 Grammy nominations.

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A California couple is still adjusting to life among Texans, after recently moving to the Lone Star State. Hear their exploits in the latest edition of the "Fish Out Of Water" series.

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Between his focus on studies at A&M-Commerce, and the recent release of his debut EP, Cole Risner keeps plenty busy these days.

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Notably Texan recently invited 2 artists from Houston's ZenHill Records into the KETR studios for a feature interview: Hank Schyma, singer for Southern Backtones, and Craig Kinsey, who records under his own name and fronts the band Sideshow Tramps.

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Mama, Marcel, Norville and the gang are back in the latest edition of Dyfunction Junction, a recurring radio sitcom featured on KETR's The Grin-N-Bearit Show.

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This month, we return to the mythical, sleepy town of Marla, Texas circa 1950. Strange phenomenon are  wreaking havoc with the power and radio signals, and renowned scientist Dr. Gebhart Van Brandt has gone missing!