The region of West Texas is a catalyst for creativity—especially in music. Given the historically scant population of the region, West Texas has produced music and musicians far exceeding what one might expect. The area has produced notable musicians such as Terry Allen, Jimmy Dean, Joe Ely, Butch Hancock, Buddy Holly, Waylon Jennings, Natalie Maines, and Roy Orbison—to name a few.
Because of the rich musical heritage, the Southwest Collection/ Special Collections Library at Texas Tech University established the Crossroads of Texas Music Archive. The archive is taking the initiative to collect, process, and preserve the West Texas music legacy.
This website is your portal to West Texas Music.
All materials on this website come from the Crossroads of Music Archive at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University. Materials may be under copyright restriction and cannot be used without permission.