Route 66 News

“Stars in California”

This beautifully shot video, directed by M. Andrew Barrera, for “Stars in California” by Texas singer-songwriter Drew Kennedy was shot on several locales on Route 66, as you’ll soon see. Drew Kennedy – “Stars in California” (Official Music Video) from…

It’s that time of year

In towns along Route 66 in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona during this time of the season, you’ll find roadside stands where freshly picked Hatch green chile peppers are roasted and sold. This stand is in the parking lot of…

Ted Drewes Frozen Custard on NPR

As part of its “Summer Nights” series, National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” program took a trip down Route 66 to check out Ted Drewes Frozen Custard in St. Louis.

Route 66 museum likely will be in Tucumcari Convention Center

The City Commission of Tucumcari, N.M., on Thursday approved the use of the Tucumcari Convention Center as the future home of the New Mexico Route 66 Museum, according to an email from Richard Talley, owner of the Motel Safari in…

Music straight from the barn

I bet you didn’t know the historic Round Barn of Arcadia, Okla., hosts bluegrass music from noon to 6 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month. If you’re there, you might hear music by the likes of Burlap Tuxedo.…

Interstate project will restore portion of Route 66

An upcoming project to revamp a busy interchange of Interstate 15 and Interstate 215 in the San Bernardino, Calif., area will restore a long-closed portion of Route 66, reported the Highland Community News. The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors…

“Hotel California” takes some inspiration from the Mother Road

It seems obvious when you think about it, but one of The Eagles‘ biggest hit singles, “Hotel California,” took part of its inspiration from the band members’ westward journeys on Route 66. That’s according to one of the band’s previous…

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