Red Dirt country is an is a subset of country music that developed by combining traditional roots sounds with more outlaw-style lyrics. It is also sometimes referred to as Texas country music, but this specific sub set developed in Stillwater, OK by musicians like Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson. Red Dirt country is all about rebelling against the mainstream Nashville style that was popular during the 60s and 70s. Typically, it involves an acoustic guitar and a folksy/ Americana Okie sound. It's also closely associated with Texas country and outlaw music.
Robert Earl Keen's song is a song that retraces his career through his perspective.
Turnpike troubadours, all there songs are great but I had to pick one