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Texas based singer/songwriter Max Stalling followed a unique path into the music business. He is originally from the Crystal City/Carrizo Springs area of southwest Texas. He has a master’s degree in horticulture from Texas A&M University and left a day job as a research scientist for snack food giant Frito Lay to pursue a fulltime career as a songwriter. He has 6 studio albums and three live projects including a full-length DVD.  In addition to solo and duo shows, Max travels with a four-piece band and does 150+ shows annually.  Of recent, his wife Heather, a very accomplished fiddle player and songwriter herself, has been playing with Max and his band.


Stalling creates a dynamic live show that’s smart, charming and as listenable as it is danceable. Stalling and troupe are equally at home on a huge concert stage in front of thousands or playing an acoustic set for a hundred. “Any success I’ve had I chalk it up to the strength of the songs and the strength of my band”, comments Max. Despite playing the same circuit as many household names in Texas country, grouping Stalling with them would be premature. His unique voice and amusingly clever song lyrics set him apart. Stalling's style is modern with a vintage feel. 


Stalling is in the 7th year of a Shiner Beers sponsorship. His song “Scars and Souvenirs” was used as the title for an episode of Grey’s Anatomy in 2007 and he is featured on the CW Network’s Troubadour, TX television series. He is a former member of the Board of Governors for the Texas Chapter of NARAS and has been lucky enough to share the stage with most of the artists that inspired him to start writing in the first place. He is a staple in the Texas/Red Dirt scene as well as having chart-topping history in the Americana radio format.  He has a star on the South Texas Music Walk of Fame.


  •  “Comfort In The Curves”/1997,

  • “Wide Afternoon”/2000,

  • “One Of The Ways”/2002,

  • “Sell Out - Live From Dan’s Silverleaf”/2005,

  • “Topaz City”/2007,

  • “Live From The Granada Theater” CD & DVD/2007,

  • “Home To You”/2010,

  • “Banquet”/2015,

  • “Portmanteau – Live From The Mucky Duck”/2019. 

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