There's a revolution deep in the heart of Texas.
About the Film
Since 1997, KHYI-FM in Dallas has championed the authentic, unpolished sound of indie Americana and country music. It’s a cause that crystallized when station manager Joshua Jones founded Texas Music Revolution, an annual festival designed to showcase and introduce new musicians to local listeners. Filmed during the COVID-19 pandemic, Texas Music Revolution trails Jones as he works to mount the festival’s 25th anniversary, juggling everything from self-doubting performers to harrowing weather. Packed with country and rock ’n roll performances by Ray Wylie Hubbard, Charley Crockett, Joshua Ray Walker, Kiefer Sutherland, The Derailers, and more, this documentary is a celebration of Texan musicianship and provides a colorful glimpse at the efforts that go into putting together a music festival.
ABOUT THE FILMMAKER
Texas Music Revolution is Troy Paff’s feature debut as a director. His career in film and television has been an irreverent one, with two decades of cinematography adventures around the globe on Emmy-nominated nonfiction projects for Discovery, CNN, NatGeo, MSNBC, Travel, A&E, and History. Troy is best known for Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe, which won two Emmy nominations for cinematography; The Zimmern List, which won the 2020 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Travel and Adventure Program; Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern; Wicked Tuna; and Somebody's Got to Do It.