- June 28, 2019

Austin Entertainment Headlines: Dixie Chicks, Granger Smith, and more!


The Dixie Chicks New Music Coming Soon?

Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines posted on Instagram teasing a new album this week. This would mark the Texas trio’s first album in 13 years. The video announcement utilizes the Snapchat baby filter and features Maines exclaiming “Dixie Chicks!” followed by bandmates Emily Robison and Martie Maguire who chime in with “Album!” and “Coming!” Producer Jack Antonoff closes out the short video with, “Someday!”

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Granger Smith Makes Donation to Dell Children’s

Granger Smith and his wife Amber made a donation to Dell Children’s Hospital in honor of their son River. During the presentation, Granger said, “I don’t know how you do it, but I thank God every day that there are people like you that love what you do and are so passionate about it. The first thing we wanted to do was to start giving back to Dell Children’s. It is a testament from ground up, sincerely I cannot thank you enough for our visit here and the kindness and sincerity that we got.” 

Matthew McConaughey Speaks About Austin Change

Camila Alves posted a video on Instagram this week with the caption, “For those who have asked how we ended up living in Austin, here’s the story.” In the short video, her hubby Matthew McConaughey talks about how Austin has changed. “We’re going through some wonderful growing pains right now,” he says. “Austin has always been a place… where nobody’s too good and everybody’s good enough.” The UT grad goes on to discuss the evolution of the town and how we maintain our core values.


Criquet Unveils Office Space Mural

Criquet shirts has been providing passerbys of their South First storefront with amusing murals for years now. Their newest work of art by Austin artist Mez Data features a classic scene from Office Space. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Mike Judge film.

Midway Trailer Released

The trailer for the upcoming movie Midway was released this week. Though not seen in this teaser, Texans Dennis Quaid and Woody Harrelson star in the film about the US Navy sailors and aviators who persevered through the Battle of Midway, a turning point in the Pacific Theater of World War II.

Looking Ahead:

  • Looking for the perfect place to watch the 4th of July fireworks? We outline the 12 best spots right here.
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home opens on July 2. We were lucky enough to catch a preview of the film (as was Austin area resident Jackson Rathbone and family). Check out the ATXgossip review here.
  • Mobile Loaves & Fishes, Texas Film Commission, and Alamo Drafthouse Austin invite you to a free movie night at Community First Village. Grab chairs and a blanket, bring family and friends, and enjoy a special screening of Community First, A Home for the Homeless in its first public screening at Community First! Village. Watch the documentary about the Village AT the Village and join filmmaker Layton Blaylock & a panel of neighbors featured in the film for a post-film Q&A! The event is free, however a $5 donation would be highly appreciated.

Featured photo via @yeeyeenationfc on Instagram.