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Songs About Texas

Texas Music and Texas Musicians

This is by no means a comprehensive collection of songs about Texas, but it's a good start. The videos embedded below are a fun resource and will most likely continue to grow over time.

Obviously, there are tons of Texas-themed songs out there, but not all of them are readily available in the form of quality live concert footage.

Have your own favorite songs about Texas? If you know of any good quality video footage (on YouTube, etc.) of a performance, send me the link via my contact form and I'll be happy to check it out.

Enjoy the collection . . .

Stevie Ray Vaughan - "Texas Flood"

I would expect that just about any list including Stevie Ray Vaughan would also have him at the top of that list. The Real Austin Texas Songs About Texas list is no exception.

Note: Although SRV leads off the list, don't read too much into the order of everyone else on the list.

Texas Flood was originally written by Larry Davis, and it's been covered by a number of artists, but it's Stevie Ray who owns this song. I love how he changes the lyrics from "Man, it's about to drive poor me insane" to "Man, it's about to drive poor Stevie Ray insane."

The performance below is incredible - one of the YouTube commentators said that SRV isn't performing the song, he's living it. That pretty much nails it. Enjoy.

Larry Davis - "Texas Flood"

Texas Flood, made famous by Stevie Ray Vaughan, was originally written and recorded by bluesman Larry Davis (who died in 1994 at the age of 57).

Here's the original recording from, I believe, 1958 . . .

Charlie Robison - "My Hometown"

Full disclosure: I love Charlie Robison's My Hometown. Here's a pretty cool 2009 live performance of the song at Joe's Bar on Weed Street in Chicago.

Blake Shelton - "Austin"

I came across Austin by Blake Shelton posted on the website Top Country Music Videos. If you're into country music, you'll love this site.

Bowling for Soup - "Ohio (Come Back to Texas)"

Here's a fun one from Bowling for Soup. Best lines:

She went to make a deposit
Then she cleaned out her closet

Joe Ely - "Did You Ever See Dallas from a DC-9 at Night?"

Here's Joe Ely singing Jimmie Dale Gilmore's Did You Ever See Dallas from a DC-9 at Night? way back in the early '80s in Lubbock. It's still a great song nearly 30 years later.

Delbert McClinton - "Lone Star Blues"

Lone Star Blues, by Delbert McClinton is another fun one. It's a great video although it does end abruptly (and about 5 seconds early).

George Strait - "Amarillo By Morning"

Here's one from the vaults - George Strait performing his classic, Amarillo By Morning, back when we were all a lot younger (1986?).

Waylon Jennings - "Luckenbach, Texas"

Another classic performance for the country purists, Waylon Jennings performing his hit, Luckenbach, Texas. Even if you're not a big country fan, it's hard to get this one out of your head.

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