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Ace in the Hole Band

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Audio: Christmas Ball putting the swing in San Marcos

A Texan put Christmas into country music and a Texan made it swing. It is only fitting that San Marcos, home of the Western Swing Hall of Fame, will be filled with the sounds of Western Swing on Dec. 10 at Texas Music Theater.

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Weekend: A natural for music, food and even migratory birds

The Texas Natural and Western Swing Festival may get damp, but it will never sound soggy. Among the other delights for the weekend are hiking, a salute to the past century of music, and much more.

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Video: George Strait’s ‘Troubadour’

Music video of "Troubadour" by George Strait, a Texas State University alum who began his music career in San Marcos.

Monday, April 6th, 2009

San Marcos’ favorite son takes bow at ACM Awards

George Strait, who began his career at Cheatham Street Warehouse, honored as Artist of the Decade at Academy of Country Music Awards.

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Supple Series celebrates western swing

Austin-based Lone Star Swing will perform with acclaimed guest musicians including Rick McRae and Terry Hale, who are regular members of George Strait’s Ace in the Hole Band.