Daily Top Five: Texas Songs

Texas is the most sung about state in country music. Musicians and singers can even make a good living by just touring around Texas. So, it’s no wonder that even those of us who have no  physical or emotional connection to Texas might still have numerous Texas related songs that we love. Just like the state of Texas, my list of Texas songs is very large, but I did my best to narrow my list down to five of my favorites.

  1. Bill Chambers, “Dreaming ’bout Texas”
  2. Charlie Robison, “the Girls from Texas”
  3. Don Schlitz, “Death in Texas”
  4. Laura Bell Bundy, “Texas”
  5. Mac Davis, “Texas in My Rearview Mirror”


  1. 1. Restless Heart, “Bluest Eyes In Texas”
    2. Mark Chestnutt, “Blame It On Texas”
    3. Joe Diffie, “Texas Sized Heartache”
    4. Emmylou Harris, “Waltz Across Texas Tonight”
    5. Tracy Lawrence, “Stars Over Texas”

  2. Trio – He Rode All the Way to Texas
    George Strait – Somewhere Down in Texas
    Joe Diffie – Texas Size Heartached
    Trace Adkins – There’s a Girl in Texas

    and also some Texas cities:

    Reba – He’s in Dallas
    Tanya Tucker – I’m in Love and He’s in Dallas
    Kathy Mattea – She Came from Fort Worth
    David Nail & Lee Ann Womack – Galveston

  3. George Strait – “Amarillo By Morning” (I feel like picking this is almost too easy…but, heck, someone had to…lol)
    Alabama – “If You Gonna Play in Texas (You Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band)”
    Alan Jackson – “Dallas”
    Blake Shelton – “Red River Blue”
    Ed Bruce – “My First Taste of Texas”

    Honorable Mention: Already said, but “The Bluest Eyes In Texas” by Restless Heart.

  4. My five:

    1. EL PASO–Marty Robbins
    2. GALVESTON–Glen Campbell
    3. ABILENE–George Hamilton IV
    4. EL PASO CITY–Marty Robbins
    5. TEXAS STATE OF MIND–David Frizzell and Shelly West

  5. “Texas 1947”- Guy Clark
    “That’s Right (You’re Not From Texas)”- Lyle Lovett
    “Texas Cookin'”- Guy Clark
    “Texas Eagle”- Steve Earle and the Del McCoury Band
    “Luckenbach, Texas”- Waylon Jennings

  6. Miles and Miles of Texas – Asleep At THe Wheel
    There’s A Little Bit of Everything In Texas – Ernest Tubb
    Waltz Across Texas – Ernest Tubb
    There’s Still A Lot of Love In San Antone – Darrell McCall, Lou Rochelle

  7. I could have a field day with this, but I’ll be good and keep it to 5:

    1. Somewhere Down in Texas – Jason Boland & the Stragglers
    2. My Texas – Josh Abbott Band w/ Pat Green
    3. Texas Kind of Way – Cody Johnson
    4. Texas in 1880 – Radney Foster w/ Pat Green
    5. West Texas Rain – Wade Bowen

    I felt compelled not to include Texas On My Mind by Pat Green because he already made the list twice

  8. 1. “All My Exes Live in Texas” — George Strait
    2. “Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind” — George Strait
    3. “Amarillo Highway” — Maines Brothers Band
    4. “Houston Solution” — Ronnie Milsap
    5. “Texas (When I Die) — Ed Bruce

  9. Nanci Griffith-Lonestar State aid Mind
    Reba-He’s in Dallas
    Kathy Mattea- She Came From Fort Worth
    Tanya Tucker- Texas When I Die

  10. Gary P. Nunn, “What I Like About Texas”

    Asleep at the Wheel, “Boogie Back to Texas”

    Pat Green, “Nightmare”

    Billy Joe Shaver,”Way Down Texas Way”

    Delbert McClinton, “Lone Star Blues”

  11. Leona Williams – Don’t sing me no songs about Texas.
    Leona Williams – I walked from Dallas.
    Becky Hobbs – Hottest Ex in Texas.
    Trick Pony – Stand in the Middle of Texas.
    David Nall – All my Exes live in Texas.

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