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KBEC's Top 100 Songs About Texas

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With the Texas Country Reporter Festival come and gone, the KBEC Crew thought it would be a good time to put together a list of what we consider the top 100 songs about Texas.

Pulling from both country and rock artists, from both old and new, many of the songs will be instantly recognizable by our listeners - but until now they may not have heard them on KBEC.  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , especially if you think we got something wrong!

And here it is, our Top 100:

 

100: Way Back Texas - Pat Green

99: Texas Eagle - Steve Earle with the Mel McCurry Band

98 Brownsville Girl - Bob Dylan

97: Another Texas Song - Eddy Raven

96: There's a Girl in Texas - Trace Adkins

95: Keep Texas Beautiful - Jerry Jeff Walker

94: Texas - George Strait

93: Texarkana Baby - Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys

92: Price of San Jacinto - Rev. Horton Heat

91: Amarillo - Sideways Forest

90: Texas Tea - Jimmy Ellis

89: Remember the Alamo - George Strait

88: Texas Size Heartache - Joe Diffie

87: Dallas - Alan Jackson

86: Texas to a "T" - Herb Jeffries

85: The Devil Lives in Dallas - Rusty Wier

84: You Can't Get the Hell Out of Texas - George Jones

83: San Antonio Stroll - Tanya Tucker

82: West Texas Plains - Rosie Flores

81: Hustled Down in Texas - Johnny Winter

80: Texas Plains - Emmylou Harris

79: Hottest Ex in Texas - Becky Hobbs

78: Many a Long, Lonesome Highway - Rodney Crowell

77: Amarillo Sky - McBride and the Ride

76: Abilene - Dave Alvin

75: Texas Playboy Rag - Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys

74: Texas Me - Sir Douglas Quintet

73: The WASP (Texas Radio) - the Doors

72: I'm a Ding Dong Daddy from Dumas - Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys with Louis Armstrong

71: Asshole from El Paso - Kinky Friedman

70: China Grove - the Doobie Brothers

69: Texas Moon - Stoney Larue

68: You'll Never Take Texas Out of Me - Waylon Jennings

67: The Texas Fiddle Song - Merle Haggard

66: Ain't No More Cane on the Brazos - The Band with Bob Dylan

65: Terlingua Sky - Lost Gonzo Band with Gary P. Nunn

64: Lone Star State of Mind - Nanci Griffith

63: Heaven, Hell, or Houston - ZZ Top

62: Texas Blues - T. Texas Tyler

61: Texas Tattoo - Gibson Miller Band

60: Little Bit of Everything in Texas - Ernest Tubb

59: Texas Our Texas - 1969 Northside Elementary Choir

58: Keep Texas Beautiful - Jerry Jeff Walker

57: If It Wasn't For Texas - George Strait

56: San Antonio - Frank Black and the Catholics

55: The Yellow Rose of Texas - Johnny Lee

54: Texas Me & You - Asleep at the Wheel

53: Gonna Build Me a Big Fence Around Texas - Gene Autry

52: Blue Texas Waltz - Billy Joe Shaver

51: Somewhere in Texas (Part 1) - Willie Nelson

50: 100% Texan - Kevin Fowler

49: Good Texan - Jimmie Vaughan

48: Texas Lullabye - David Alan Coe

47: Northeast Texas Women - Lyle Lovett

46: Screw You, We're From Texas - Ray Wylie Hubbard

45: Dallas - Jimmie Dale Gilmore

44: T for Texas - Jimmie Rodgers

43: Is Anybody Going to San Antone - Doug Sahm

42: Can't Get Enough of Texas - Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys

41: Stars Over Texas - Tracy Lawrence

40: Bluest Eyes in Texas - Restless Heart

39: My First Taste of Texas - Ed Bruce

38: Rolling Stone from Texas - Johnny Gimble

37: Boogie Back to Texas - Asleep at the Wheel

36: Houston - the Gatlin Brothers

35: Somewhere in Texas (Part 2) - Willie Nelson

34: Texas in 1880 - Foster & Lloyd

33: Livin' on the Edge (of Houston) - Rev. Horton Heat

32: Home in San Antone - Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys

31: Blame It on Texas - Mark Chestnut

30: La Grange - ZZ Top

29: Galveston Bay - Bruce Springsteen

28: Galveston - Glen Campbell

27: Amarillo By Morning - George Strait

26: Tornado Time in Texas - Guy Clark

25: Laredo - Chris Cagle

24: I Can't See Texas from Here - George Strait

23: Under the X in Texas - Red Steagall

22: Texas When I Die - Tanya Tucker

21: Corpus Christi Bay - Robert Earl Keen

20: Texas - Charlie Daniels

19: The Eyes of Texas - UT Longhorn Band

18: Way Down Texas Way - Asleep at the Wheel

17: If You're Gonna Play in Texas - Alabama

16: I Like Texas - Pat Green

15: That's Right (You're Not From Texas) - Lyle Lovett

14: San Antonio Rose - Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys

13: Texas Flood - Stevie Ray Vaughan

12: El Paso - Marty Robbins

11: Texas on a Saturday Night - Willie Nelson & Mel Tellis

10: Texas on My Mind - Pat Green

9: God Blessed Texas - Little Texas

8: Texas in My Rearview Mirror - Mac Davis

7: Deep in the Heart of Texas - Moe Bandy

6: Texas Women - Hank Williams Jr.

5: Miles and Miles of Texas - Asleep at the Wheel

4: What I Like About Texas - Gary P. Nunn with Jerry Jeff Walker

3: All My Exes Live in Texas - George Strait

2: Waltz Across Texas - Ernest Tubb

1: Luckenbach, TX - Waylon Jennings

 

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