Waco country singer Holly Tucker is adding a second verse to the song of Texas musicians helping in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, thanks to a donated guitar and the goodwill — and signatures — of more than two dozen musicians.

A big hat and an American accent opened doors for Waco-born singer-songwriter Jarrod Dickenson when performing in the United Kingdom and his lyrics and performing talent made those curious audiences return again and again.

Country/Americana singer-songwriter Chris Knight is admiring the fall foliage at his farm near Slaughters, Kentucky, while talking about his Thursday night show at the Waco Hippodrome.

For local Texas country music fans, Christmas may have come a little early this year in the form of Winterfest, which tops three nights of country music with such performers as Roger Creager, Josh Abbott, William Clark Green, Waco’s Holly Tucker, Reckless Kelly and Micky and the Motorcars.

Weather was the determining W for last year’s Waco Wonderland with suddenly cold temperatures and rain forcing cancellation of the Waco Christmas parade and delaying Saturday’s opening by a few hours.

For the Central Texas Choral Society’s fall concert, director David Guess opted to shift from performance of major choral works to a varied selection of songs drawn from the 5-year-old choir’s past performances.

When soprano Renee Fleming stands before a full Waco Hall on Tuesday night, she won’t be the only one singing, though the others in the audience will sing just in their hearts and minds.

Americana singer-songwriter Drew Holcomb looks forward to a return to Common Grounds on Saturday night, the Waco venue that he and his band the Neighbors have called home in recent visits, but it’s not as enticing as what follows later this fall: a two-week tour with Willie Nelson.

Texas country singer-songwriters Pat Green and Casey Donahew will spend Thursday night in Waco doing what they like best, playing songs and telling stories. And, as they did during a recent Texas Music Takeover tour of London earlier this month, they’ll be doing it together.

A little more than two years ago, Texas country/Red Dirt singer-songwriter Stoney LaRue asked fans for suggestions of what LaRue favorites they’d like to hear in an album. The result, “Us Time,” proved successful enough, drawing from nearly 20 years of his career, to carry him longer than the usual album tour.

Justin Furstenfeld, lead singer and songwriter for the alt-rock band Blue October, sounded a little out of breath during a recent phone interview, but it’s for good reason: He’s on his morning walk in San Marcos, where he and his family live, pushing 18-month-old son Gunner in his stroller.

Pianist Yekwon Sunwoo faces a busy fall: concerts in New Mexico, Texas, California, Nebraska, Oregon, Kentucky and Colorado. Travel abroad to concerts in Canada, Scotland, South Korea and Lebanon. Performances of works by Brahms, Ravel, Schubert, Rachmaninoff, Debussy, Strauss, Mozart and Bartok. Promotion of the Decca Gold album “Cliburn Gold 2017” containing his performances of Ravel’s “La Valse” and Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Sonata.

For some songwriters, there’s a deeper goal than entertaining and amusing their listeners, a side of the music and lyrics that speak to the soul and spirit.

The unfolding calamity of Hurricane Harvey in Houston and the Gulf Coast area this past week may shade the typical celebration for Labor Day weekend, the holiday that traditionally bookends the summer, but for those needing a break, however small, from the concern and human drama, there are plenty of opportunities.

Waco guitarist and band leader Classie Ballou has provided the live music for scores, if not hundreds, of good occasions during a five-decade career, so it’s only fitting that when he turns 80 years old, family and local musicians are returning the favor.