Texas Country singer/songwriter Cory Morrow is coming to Friendswood to headline the second annual Texas Music Fest March 4. The event celebrates Texas Independence Day and runs from 2 – 9 p.m.
Hosted by the Friends of Downtown Friendswood Association, the event in its second year returns to its original venue at Captain’s Corner Shopping Center at the corner of FM 2351 and FM 518.
Entertainment is the main event going on that day.
As the event headliner, Morrow will be on familiar turf in that he was born in Houston and started playing guitar at Memorial High School. He continued to develop as a musician while attending Texas Tech University and has since gained popularity throughout the Southwest.
He moved to Austin in 1993 to pursue music as a career. According to his biography, Morrow is considered part of the Red Dirt music scene that differentiates itself from the popular Nashville music scene. Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson are considered Texas Red Dirt musicians. It can be described as country music with attitude and a sound as well as state of mind that closes the gap between country and rock.
Morrow has sold over 200,000 albums independently. His 2002 release “Outside the Lines” reached No. 28 on Billboard’s Country Album chart, No. 3 on the magazine’s Internet Sales chart, No. 8 on its Independent Album chart and No. 16 on Heatseekers chart. SoundScan ranked him No. 7 among country debut artists that year.
Since 1997, Morrow has released 15 albums.
Many of the songs, according to his bio, address faith and relationships, both human and holy, with urgency, gratitude and wonder.
“I think there has always been a thread of spirituality in everything I’ve done. I’ve always been searching for something more,” Morrow said. “But in the last five or six years, I’ve started to actually find it. And in the last three or four years, I’ve begun to come into really deep contact with it- to walk in it.”
General admission is $10 for adults with children 12 and under are free.
Tickets are available online and include VIP tickets for $125.
To see the other events at Texas Music Fest, visit the website at www.fdfa.org.
Story by Karolyn Gephart