I spent almost five years living in the northeast and I truly missed Texas. I put together a playlist on my Droid so I could have something to listen to while I drove all over New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and the other neighboring states. Then it hit me, type in “Texas” into the search bar of whatever you use to find your music. It is incredible! If you type in another state do get as many songs?
I downloaded songs by Pat Green, Gary P Nunn, Jerry Jeff Walker and Ray Wiley Hubbard. Ray Wiley has a song that was not a big hit with my New York buddies, “Screw You, We’re From Texas.” Not sure why they did not like that one. I enjoy real Texas music, not the kind that comes from an executive in Nashville, rather artists that live here, in Texas.
We are so fortunate to have so many talented musicians in our great state. I even downloaded an album from a musician that I went to school with, Lance Wade Thomas, from Holland, Texas. Holland is so small my graduating class was fifteen, yes that is correct. Here you go so you don’t think I misspelled it, “15.”
Lance plays great Texas country style music and his album “Songs From A Small Town” really brought back lots of memories of hot days in the sun and those famous Friday night lights of Texas schoolboy football. Ah, those were the days, I remember running the football and hitting this guy so hard…… Sorry, listening to the album right now…..
So open up Itunes or Amazon and type in Texas for your search. You just might be surprised what you find. I’ll be listening to Gary P Nunn sing “My Kind Of Day On Padre” and “I Want To Go Home With The Armadillos” all the way to the ocean this week.