Country music harks back to a more courteous era, when kids still called women "ma'am" and men "daddy ma'am." Tip your hat to the good ol' days with this GrouponLive deal to Ranch Bash 2012, presented by 95.9 FM The Ranch at Panther Island Pavilion in Fort Worth on Saturday, October 13, at 1 p.m. Choose from the following options:
- For $14, you get general admission for two (a $28 value).
- For $28, you get general admission for four (a $56 value).
- For $42, you get general admission for six (an $84 value).
Some radio stations celebrate their birthdays quietly, maybe with a tiny get-together and some cake in the sound booth. Not 95.9 FM The Ranch. For this year's annual blowout, the station that stocks the Metroplex with "the sound of Texas" goes whole hog with Ranch Bash 2012, a daylong deluge of country music that stars some of the Lone Star State’s favorite acts and kings of the Texas Red Dirt Music movement.
Back from a nearly five-year hiatus, in which the band built houses out of all the fan mail begging them to return, self-described “loud country” powerhouse Cooder Graw picks up right where they left off, rallying audiences with their Southern rock chug and winning odes to northwest Texas women. Whether he’s breaking hearts playing solo with just his acoustic guitar and trusty bandana or fronting his bluesy backup band, Texas-born Stoney LaRue stirs his fan base with outlaw hits such as “Oklahoma Breakdown” and “Velvet” from his latest Top 20 album. Seasoned Austin road warriors Reckless Kelly complete the triumvirate of headlining acts. For 15 years, they’ve deli-sliced rock and country to a thin line, sounding like Led Zeppelin reared on Hank Williams on fan favorites such as “Seven Nights in Eire” and “Ragged as the Road.” The rest of the day’s musical barbecue is marinated in the sounds of rising stars such as Phil Hamilton, Charla Corn, and Kenny Chesney cohort Curtis Grimes.