Conversations with Missy: Hank Cochran PEN Fund Series, Little Texas

by Missy Wolf / 2636 days ago / Comments

I must admit that I sometimes get a little nervous before an interview. I try not to, but it can be challenging when you are excited to finally speak to someone you have admired for years. Having the opportunity to interview Dwayne O'Brien and Porter Howell of the well-known band Little Texas, had me extremely excited.

These guys have had many hits and every country music fan has heard them on the radio or seen them live at one of their engaging performances. As soon as I was introduced to them, my feelings of nervousness simply disappeared. O'Brien and Howell were very warm and welcoming.

Knowing we were all there for the Hank Cochran PEN Fund, we spoke about what being a part of this event means to them. Having a serious discussion about cancer and exactly who is affected by it, was something that I am so glad we got to do. It was heartwarming to see them give back to their music family. 

While I did not expect to get some of the information these two shared with me, I can say that I am beyond impressed by who they are as individuals. After our interview, we shared stories and fantastic life moments. They treated everyone they met with so much kindness that I could not help have even more admiration for them. 

As you will see in our conversation, these guys are fun, loving and loyal to the music community and those in need. We laughed about price differences and the realization so many have had about moving to Tennessee, along with road tripping in Texas. That struggle is very real to many.

Please follow them on social media and do not forget to grab some of their music if you do not have it already. Their vocals are spot on and their live performances are captivating. Make sure you catch them at a show near you soon. ~Missy



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Little Texas Tour Dates

04/27/2024 : Camp Fimfo Campout: Waco, TX
05/16/2024 : The Kent Stage: Kent, OH
05/17/2024 : Hamler CountryFest: Hamler, OH
05/26/2024 : Sportsman's Tavern: Mount Sterling, IL
05/31/2024 : Batesville Civic Center: Batesville, MS
06/01/2024 : Tennessee River Jam: Paris, TN
06/06/2024 : CMA Music Festival 2024: Nashville, TN
06/08/2024 : 101 Wild West Rodeo: Ponca City, OK
06/12/2024 : Marion Fair: Marion, MI
06/15/2024 : The AMP: Carrollton, GA
06/20/2024 : Love Civic Center: Paris, TX
06/22/2024 : Country in the Country Festiva: Hadley, MA
07/04/2024 : Jefferson Federal Amphitheat: Morristown, TN
07/05/2024 : City of Garland: Music Made He: Garland, TX
07/12/2024 : Spring-Ho Festival: Lampasas, TX
07/13/2024 : Buck's Backyard: Buda, TX
07/18/2024 : Old Washington Music Fest : Old Washington, OH
07/19/2024 : Wild Hogs Saloon & Eatery: Walford, IA
07/20/2024 : Beaver City Fairgrounds: Beaver City, NE
07/24/2024 : South Dakota Military Heritage: Sioux Falls, SD
07/26/2024 : Dawson County Fairgrounds: Glendive, MT
07/27/2024 : Sheridan County Fair: Plentywood, MT
08/17/2024 : Up In Arms Museum: Nazareth, TX
08/31/2024 : A Night of 90’s Country Legend: Farmington, PA
09/07/2024 : Davie County Recreation and Pa: Mocksville, NC
09/14/2024 : Concert for a Cause - Rivertow: Hastings, MN
09/21/2024 : Fall Heritage Festival: Cowan, TN
09/27/2024 : The Tin Pan: Richmond, VA
09/28/2024 : The Center For Rural Developme: Somerset, KY

About Missy Wolf

Missy Wolf Co-Founder, Editor, Journalist & Vice President of the American Country Music Association

From an early age I knew music and entertainment were in my blood. I have always been enamored with the idea of being in this industry, though I never wanted to be a front and center "Star". Taking the audience behind the scenes for up close conversations with the artists they love is where I want to be. Life in lyrics has always been my style, so as my favorite country artist Wade Hayes sings, I am living my life and chasing my dreams! Conducting interviews, meeting talented people and sharing stories and adventure are my passion. My new favorite hashtag is #iaskyouanswer, so stay tuned for more interviews, articles and adventures!