Articles by: Chuck Cox
Sports and music. Music and sports. That pretty much sums up what I love. If I'm not at a game, I'm probably at a concert. I am a freelance writer for National Football Foundation. I have also worked at newspapers in Dallas, Denton, Tyler, Nacogdoches, Palestine and Center, Texas. I'm also associate publisher of RoadTripSports.com. My music taste is pretty eclectic, so you'll see a little bit of everything when I post. This is my first attempt at a music blog, so I'm really excited to give it a shot. I hope you guys enjoy it.

  • Mr. Big’s Eric Martin’s Solo Show a Real Treat

    Mr. Big’s Eric Martin’s Solo Show a Real Treat

    The Front Row June 28, 2015 7:58 pm no comments

    By Chuck Cox Special Contributor There is nothing quite like the intimacy of a solo acoustic show at a smaller venue. Those types of concerts typically involve hearing stripped-down versions of songs you know and love, performed by an artist you know and love, who also happens to be in […]




     
  • Kings of the Mic Tour Gets Soggy, Delayed

    Kings of the Mic Tour Gets Soggy, Delayed

    The Front Row June 27, 2015 2:12 pm no comments

    By Chuck Cox Special Contributor This is going to be one of the strangest concert reviews I’ve ever written. Why? Because I didn’t see the headliner or the opening act before the headliner at Friday’s Kings of the Mic Tour at Gexa Energy Pavilion. And the act before that? I […]




     
  • The Avett Brothers Fire On All Cylinders at Verizon

    The Avett Brothers Fire On All Cylinders at Verizon

    The Front Row June 26, 2015 2:33 am no comments

    By Chuck Cox Special Contributor It’s pretty safe to say The Avett Brothers is officially one of my favorite bands. In a couple of weeks, I’m heading to Denver for the second straight year to see the Avetts play at my absolute favorite venue, Red Rocks. This time around, I’m […]




     
  • Brian Wilson Graces Verizon Theatre Stage

    Brian Wilson Graces Verizon Theatre Stage

    The Front Row June 25, 2015 3:40 am no comments

    By Chuck Cox Special Contributor The Beach Boys have been a part of my life pretty much from the time I was born. That kind of thing tends to happens when you spend part of your youth in Southern California in the 1970s. It was practically built into my DNA […]




     
  • Here We Go Again, Whitesnake

    Here We Go Again, Whitesnake

    The Front Row June 23, 2015 1:59 pm no comments

    By Chuck Cox Special Contributor The last time I had seen Whitesnake before Monday night, the band was in the midst of absolutely blowing up in the United States. It was 1987, and it was also my first big arena rock show. Whitesnake opened for Motley Crue on the “Girls, […]




     
  • John Waite Show Meant More than Just Music

    John Waite Show Meant More than Just Music

    The Front Row June 14, 2015 11:07 pm no comments

    By Chuck Cox Special Contributor About 20 minutes after I got home at my South Side on Lamar loft from Friday night’s Lynyrd Skynyrd show, things got crazy across the street at the Dallas Police Department Headquarters. I was immensely lucky to have arrived when I did. Around 4 a.m., […]




     
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd Headlines Bo & Jim Bash 4

    Lynyrd Skynyrd Headlines Bo & Jim Bash 4

    The Front Row June 14, 2015 3:34 pm no comments

    By Chuck Cox Special Contributor In honor of the release of Jurassic World, Lone Star 92.5‘s Bo & Jim brought some Jurassic rockers to Verizon Theatre on Friday night for the duo’s fourth annual bash. I kid because I love. Although headliners Lynyrd Skynyrd, Eddie Money and Blue Oyster Cult might […]




     
  • Charlie Robison Performs Spirited Free Concert

    Charlie Robison Performs Spirited Free Concert

    The Front Row June 12, 2015 2:33 pm no comments

    By Chuck Cox Special Contributor When it comes to Texas Red Dirt Country artists, Charlie Robison is absolutely one of the best. Not surprisingly, he has put on a heck of a live show every time I’ve seen him. On Thursday night, I went to see Robison at a free […]

     
  • Willie’s Fourth of July Picnic Lineup Awfully Potent

    Willie’s Fourth of July Picnic Lineup Awfully Potent

    The Front Row June 9, 2015 12:27 pm no comments

    By Chuck Cox Special Contributor The bucket-list concerts are dropping like flies for me this year. And now that I’ve recovered from Saturday’s incredible Rolling Stones show, it’s time to start looking forward to my next really huge show. That would be Willie Nelson’s annual Fourth of July Picnic. After holding […]




     
  • Family of the Year Still Makes Beautiful Music

    Family of the Year Still Makes Beautiful Music

    The Front Row June 8, 2015 3:08 am no comments

    By Chuck Cox Special Contributor How exactly Family of the Year is not one of the biggest musical acts around is an absolute mystery to me. Ever since I first heard the band’s amazing 2012 Loma Vista album, I have fallen head over heels in love with its music and […]