Musicians and Texas Hill Country

Numerous musicians are associated, in various ways, with Texas Hill Country. Some are from here, some regularly perform in the area, and some continue to live in the area. Below, we've listed a few of our favorite country-music artists who have been influenced by the Texas Hill Country, and we've included a few random facts about each of them. The list is in no particular order, so don't read anything into it.
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Kevin Fowler

Keven Fowler has a 130-acre ranch in Wimberly. The property includes an authentic Texas dance hall, and can be used as a wedding venue.

Kevin switched from heavy metal to country years ago. Over the years, he's worked with a number of other singers, including country singer Clint Black and rapper Colt Ford.

Kevin has multiple country-music singles, and five studio albums. He plays at a number of venues, from Austin to Big Lake, Texas.

  • Current residence: Wimberly, Texas
  • Website: kevinfowler.com

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George Strait

George Strait owns an number of properties in Texas, one of which is in Boerne, Texas. 

Strait is country-music legend, with 61 number-one country music songs (more than any artist in any genre). 38 gold albums, 33 platinum albums, and 13 multi-platinum albums.

He was honored as Texan of the Year in 2018. He's still married to his high-school sweetheart.

  • Current residence: Boerne, Texas
  • Website: georgestrait.com

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Randy Rogers Band

Led by Randy Rogers, the Randy Rogers Band has recorded nine albums and released numerous singles and music videos.

Band members include Geoffrey Hill, Brady Black, Les Lawless, Todd Stewart, and Jon Richardson.
The band's music is primarily an example of the Red Dirt genre.

You can catch their act at many locations in Texas Hill Country, including Fredericksburg and Helotes.

  • Current residence: San Marcos, Texas
  • Website: randyrogersband.com

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Ray Wylie Hubbard

Ray Wylie Hubbard has a place in Wimberly, Texas. He currently hosts the radio show, "Roots & Branches," which is broadcast Tuesday nights from New Braunfels.

Hubbard wrote the infamous "Up Against the Wall, Redneck Mother."

  • Current residence: Wimberly, Texas
  • Website: raywylie.com

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Willie Nelson

Like George Strait, Willie Nelson so many accomplishments in the country-music world, it's pointless to list them all. He's recorded numerous albums, singles, and music videos; been in a number of movies, and written countless songs.
He's also active in a variety of political causes.

Willie Nelson still tours, usually visiting larger cities. However, he has been known to occasionally drop in to Hill Country venues and play a few sets.

  • Current residence: Spicewood, Texas
  • Website: willienelson.com

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Dos Amigos Band


The Dos Amigos Band consists of Richard Vidmer and Judy Moore. Richard does guitar and vocals. Judy handles percussion and vocals. They play everything from classic country to blues, as well as original selections.

  • Current residence: Boerne, Texas

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Sarah Pierce

Sarah Pierce is a country music singer and songwriter who has recorded and released nine albums. Her band includes her husband, drummer Merel Bregante, and guitarist Mike Dorrien.

Current residence: Liberty Hill and Austin, Texas
Website: sarahpierce.com
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Merel Bregante

Merel Bregante has four decades in the music business, working as a drummer, sound engineer, and producer. He's been a member, at various times, of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and The Sunshine Company.

Bregante has 2 Grammy nominations, 13 gold records, and five platinum records.

Bregante currently runs a recording studio in Liberty Hill, Texas. He's married to Sarah Pierce.

  • Current residence: Liberty Hill and Austin, Texas

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Mike Blakely

Mike Blakely is a singer, songwriter, and novelist.
He has released 13 albums, and his songs have been recorded by numerous artists, including Johnny Rodriguez, Alan Jackson, Red Steagall, Flaco Jimenez, and Gary P. Nunn.

Blakely regularly plays in the Fredericksburg area.

  • Current residence: Fredericksburg, Texas
  • Website: mikeblakely.com

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Robert Earl Keen

Robert Earl Keen owns a 500-acres ranch, and lives in a one-room house, in Kerrrville, Texas.

Keen has recorded 18 albums and a number of music videos. Many musicians have done cover versions of his songs, including such well-known artists as George Strait, Lyle Lovett, and Joe Ely.
Member of the Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Keen tours quite a bit. You can typically catch his act in our area at venues in Helotes, Kerrville, and Austin.

  • Current residence: Kerrville, Texas
  • Website: robertearlkeen.com

When you stay at Bandera Crossing Resort, you'll have the chance to listen to some of the best musicians in the country. Feel free to give us a call, if you have questions. We'll be more than happy to help.
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