This past January, I celebrated five years living back here in the great state of Texas, in my favorite city imaginable – Austin, and yesterday, we celebrated the 177th birthday of the Lone Star State during Texas Independence Day.
While drivin’ around in my Tahoe over this weekend, enjoying the ridiculously perfect, beautiful weather we’re havin’, windows down, sunroof open and tunes turned up, I was reminded of a handful of quintessential songs that, in my mind, not only remind me of this amazing place in which I live, but also help define what TEXAS means to me.
Without further adieu, I felt compelled to share these five excellent tunes either about the Lone Star State, performed by Texas artists or both. Happy listening, y’all, and Happy Birthday, Texas!
1) George Strait – “Texas”
2) Waylon Jennings – “Luckenbach, Texas (Back To The Basics Of Love)
3) Ryan Bingham – “Bread and Water”
4) Willie Nelson – “My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys”
5) Charlie Robison – “Feeling Good”