Christian Wallace
Christian 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 Iā€™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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