Austin

Katrina Barber

The symbiotic relationship of music cities Austin, TX and Nashville TN goes back more than four decades. It’s a curious story that mingles art, commerce, the counter-culture and the birth of the Outlaw country movement, which brought unprecedented artist autonomy to Nashville. The story is told in loving detail in the new exhibit Outlaws & Armadillos: Country’s Roaring 70s, which just opened at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. In Episode 59 of The String we dive deep into the Austin/Nashville dynamic in a feature interview with Michael Martin Murphey.