TMR23 Artist Spotlight: Max Stalling!
Written by Olivia Pich on February 25, 2019
Hey Range Listeners! Each week leading up to TMR23, we’re going to be highlighting some of the amazing acts we have for you at this year’s Texas Music Revolution and Rodeo! This week we’re starting off with Max Stalling!
And don’t forget to pick up your tickets if you haven’t already! Tickets are limited and start at just $12.50!
“Texas based songwriter, Max Stalling, had no expectation of ever being in the music business. “I didn’t even pick up a guitar until graduate school,” notes Stalling. After attending high school in South Texas, Stalling studied at Texas A&M – College Station, where he earned a masters degree in Food Science. He followed the corporate road from there and eventually landed in Dallas working in product development for Frito-Lay.
During this time, Stalling discovered the Three Teardrops Tavern and Dallas community radio station KNON. These outlets exposed a musical heritage to which Stalling had been nearly oblivious. Inspired by artists like Townes Van Zandt, Robert Earl Keen, Guy Clark, Lyle Lovett, and Jerry Jeff Walker, Stalling started writing songs, recording albums, and eventually touring with a full band to back him. In June 2008, Stalling joined musical greats Kris Kristofferson, Michael Nesmith of the Monkees, Selena, Guy Clark and many others when he received a star on the South Texas Music Walk of Fame in Corpus Christi.”