Lone Star Tunes: Top Five Songs That Help Define The Great State Of Texas

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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”

George Strait - Texas

2) Waylon Jennings – “Luckenbach, Texas (Back To The Basics Of Love)

Waylon Jennings - Luckenbach, Texas (Back To The Basics Of Love)

3) Ryan Bingham – “Bread and Water”

Ryan Bingham - Bread and Water

4) Willie Nelson – “My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys”

Willie Nelson - My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys

5) Charlie Robison – “Feeling Good”

Charlie Robison - Feeling Good


  1. RickyP3 says:

    Randall- how ya doing? Hey we’re planning Jazz Fest May3-6 any chance you and your folks are gonna make it this year?


    • Ricky P! Yes, yes, yes. 2nd Weekend of Jazzfest is absolutely on the radar. We are definitely plannin’ on meeting y’all there! Will confirm over the coming weeks. Lookin’ forward to it!

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