Posted On : 01-17-2017
Comment About Show Venue : Executive Surf Club Corpus Christi TX
Hey Max, Long time no see buddy. Been traveling light. I saw an add on the evening news down here about a benefit show you are putting on. Was only half listening and my ears didn't perk up till I heard your name. Hope I see it again. If not, how in the name of Ben Franklin do I get two tix to that show. Would be great to see and hear you again. Since I have all your albums on my iTunes I think of you when you roll around on the shuffle and turn my friends onto your music on my Facebook. Mucho regards, Ike
A reply from Max : Hey Ike!
Great to hear from you! Where you been amigo?
Yep, we are playing the Fiesta de Los Ninos benefitting the Driscoll Children's Hospital. I'm doing some digging to find out if it's something you can buy tix to or if it's truly a private event. I believe it's semi-private that they sell tables for and not necessarily individual tables. I THINK it's basically sold out. Which is cool but hate not getting to see you if I'm in the area. You might check with the hospital to see if they have any info....it's a really great institution with a great mission and history.
Hope to see you sooner rather than later!
Posted On : 01-14-2017
Hey Max! We spent six years living in Doha, Qatar, and you never came over there and played. Well, now we've moved to Wyoming, and we hope you'll come up here. We were sad to miss you in Steamboat Springs, but we've got you on the jukebox here in Laramie and will hope to see you soon. All three of our kids (Hank, Jack, and Hannah) have grown up listening to you, so we're sure that's made an improvement to their DNA. It also means they've kept their Texan-ness no matter where they've been. Cheers to you and your sweet family! And we mean it...please come Wyoming soon. :)
A reply from Max : Nancy & John,
Well, I can say chances of me making it to Wyoming are a tad better than my chances of making it to Doha! Though I'd love to do both! Maybe 2017 is the year we get this Wyoming thing done.
I'm happy you have kept your kids "Texas". That's going to serve them well in their later years.
I do hope to get to see you sooner rather than later!
Cheers and many thanks!
Posted On : 01-11-2017
Comment About Show Venue : MusicFest Steamboat Springs CO
Enjoyed the Cowboys Comin' to Town show. Unfortunately, I was sitting in the wings and couldn't see who was playing....except for Kevin Fowler. Did you do the "Christmas Song" re: if you could have dinner with anyone... If so, is it available any where? Everyone was fantastic but that song was so funny!
A reply from Max : Victoria,
Glad you liked the "Cowboys' show. It was fun! I had a great time and was really honored to sit right next to MMM as he did that amazing version of Wildfire. Wow. Humbling.
Yes, that was me that did that Christmas song...not much of a Christmas song...but oh well. It's called Fantasy Dinner and it's on a record called "Home To You" from a few years ago. It's available to purchase from this website or on iTunes or Amazon or to be listened to on Spotify, Pandora, etc.
I hope you get a copy and enjoy it.
Thanks for coming to the show and thanks for the kind words about the song.
Posted On : 11-08-2016
Comment About Show Venue : Hank's Texas Grill 1310 N. Central Expressway, McKinney TX
Max, you never disappoint. You pour your heart and soul into your art. Thanks for being born in Texas and thanks for remembering your Frito Lay friends. Tony
A reply from Max : Tony,
Always so great to see you guys. Thanks for coming to Hanks. That was a fun night. And thanks for your kind words. I feel very fortunate to get to do what I do for a living. I DO still miss Frito Lay and all my friends there. Some amazing people! Hope to see you again and God Bless Texas!
Posted On : 10-03-2016
Mr Stalling, Ive been a fan for a good long time. Ive soaked up as many live shows that I can make it to and spin the heck out of your CDs on those DFW commutes. Now I have a 14 month old daughter that loves your songs as much as myself. Thank you for all that. Anyway... A few (maybe several) years ago you played a song at Dan's Silverleaf and again at Love and War Plano that was about a ranch where the animals were all fat and happy. Do you remember the song? If so, is it available anywhere? Id really like to share it with the kid. Thanks! Dan
A reply from Max : Hey Dan,
Thanks for your great post and moreover, for your support through the years. And congrats on your litle one! How cool.
The song you are thinking of is called "Polka Ranch"...and it's a song I wrote a ton of years ago just for grins. I VERY RARELY play it and don't believe there are any recordings of it that I know of (at least I hope not!). It's pretty silly...but maybe if I ever do a children's record it would be a good fit?
Wish I could point you to where to go get the song but alas, it's not something I've ever recorded.
All the best to you and hope you'll keep coming out to shows!
Yours in music,
Posted On : 08-28-2016
Dear Max, I've been a fan for a long time (since I was nine or so), and every time I see you live, listen to you, or stop by your site, I am pleased as punch at just how well you stay grounded in your Texas roots. Makes for great listening and a devoted fan base (count me in). I'd like to make one claim: to be the first to take your music and a Max Stalling T-shirt under the waves! I can't attach a photo here but will email it to your team. I wore a Max Stalling shirt on the deck of the USS Boise back in May down in the Caribbean, and at least a few times, I listened to Banquet and the old standby Wide Afternoon while we were submerged. Can't say I won you any new fans way out there (dolphins didn't flock to country music), but I did my best. Here's to your continued success and many more enjoyable songs, whether in the studio, on the road, or underwater. Take care!
A reply from Max :
That is really cool! Thanks so much for sharing this with me. Thank you for the kind words and I have to say...what a helluva cool picture! I gotta post this one to social media if it's ok. Will that be alright?
Thanks again and thanks for your service!
Posted On : 07-06-2016
Comment About Show Venue : Luckenbach Dancehall Fredericksburg TX
Thoroughly enjoyed the show and love the Banquet CD, just never get tired of listening to it. Can't beat Texas Sunshine, adopted that as my theme song. Hope to see in Gruene later this month. Have also contacted Chad about possibility of booking you for my 50th wedding anniversary in Jan 2018 in Helotes/San Antonio. Keep up the good work!
A reply from Max : Bob,
So glad you like the cd. I'm very proud of it. And hope that we can do your 50th! Sounds like a blast. Till Gruene!
Posted On : 06-11-2016
Comment About Show Venue : Hank's Texas Grill Mckinney TX
Looking forward to seeing Max and his band play tonight. Warms ups sounded great and Hanks sound system is much improved. Tony Cuellar and I are thrilled to see an ex Frito peer rise as a top of the country music performer.
A reply from Max : Great seeing you Frito Lay fighters there! Thanks for coming out! Max
Posted On : 05-17-2016
Really enjoyed the show at Third Coast. Awesome being in a quaint venue listening to one of the best!!
A reply from Max : Mike,
It was a really beautiful night. We had a blast and sure do appreicate ya'll being there to share the night with us.
Till next time,
Posted On : 02-11-2016
Your homesick Texan fans want you to tour outside of God's country! I'm in OH would love to see you N of Red River sometime. Keep up the good work!!!
A reply from Max : Emily,
I'd love to come up to Ohio. Any suggestions on where we should be looking at to play?
Hang in there!