Portrait of the man as a young artist.
Christian H. Wallace — Texas Writer

A short piece I wrote about the West Texas episode of 'Parts Unknown.' Thank you, Tony. Read the story here: Texas Monthly Photo by Jessica Lutz.
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The life and times of Myrtis Dightman, the bull rider who should've been champ. Read the July cover story here: Texas Monthly
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On a wet morning in January, I attended the liquidation sale of Alamo Village. I spoke with Jamie Rains about her father, Happy Shahan, the visionary rancher who courted Hollywood studios to film in his drought-stricken corner of Texas. Shahan
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The Iron Orchard was a sensation when the novel debuted in 1966. But it has since been mostly forgotten, save for a group of Permian Basin oilmen who still regard the book as "the wildcatter's bible." This story follows director
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On their 60th anniversary, I went on the trail with the Prairie View Trail Ride Association. Read the story here: Amtrak's The National magazine
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Generations of Willie devotees gathered to revel in music and good times with the Red Headed Stranger in his own backyard. Read the story here: Texas Monthly
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Once upon a time, Sam and Lauren and I tried to make prickly pear margaritas. It, uh, didn't go so well. Read the story (and get the Star Light Theatre's recipe) here: Texas Monthly
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Reflections on the penultimate Texas stop of Keen and Lovett's acoustic tour. (Featuring a cameo by new friends, Linda and Bulldog.) Read the story here: Texas Monthly
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The Christian Motorcycle Association smoked briskets for the annual Memorial Day Picnic, and so I’m sitting under an elm in Lakeside Park, gnawing on gristle. To my right at the end of the bench, Granddad rests in the only
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For the March issue of Texas Monthly, I wrote about our subpar state song, and why it's time we find a different tune. Read the story here: Texas Monthly
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On March 2 my good friend and mentor, Kent Finlay, passed away due to complications with cancer. Texas Monthly published an article I wrote honoring his amazing legacy as a songwriter and owner of the legendary honky-tonk Cheatham Street Warehouse.
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This longform piece chronicles the year I spent working as a roughneck in the oilfields of West Texas. Read the story here: Texas Monthly
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