Country Music The Best Texas Country Songs  

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Texas country, or often referred to as "Red Dirt" music, is a newer sub genre of country music in which more traditional sounds are combined with the outspoken attitude and lyrics of outlaw music. Though originating from Texas and Oklahoma, musicians all over all adopted the Texas sound. 


What are the best Texas songs? These are songs from top Texas country artists, such as Kevin Folwer, Pat Green, and Cross Canadian Ragweed. Vote up the greatest Texas song and add any that aren't already on the list.
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Jim Case added George Strait

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65 15
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Jim Case added George Strait, Mike Figgis

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Jim Case added Waylon Jennings

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Jason Boland & The Stragglers' song about the comforts of the lonestar state.

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94 38
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Charlie Robsion's song about leaving home and catching up with people in towns throughout the south

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65 22
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lrmawg added Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard

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Robert Earl Keen's song is a song that retraces his career through his perspecive.

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82 37
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Cross Canadian Ragweed's song about life spent running from the law and missing and old love.

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71 31
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A song about letting loose, having fin, and going dancing.

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82 39
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A song about loving someone wholly for one night.

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60 25
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Hoeybrowne's song about the difficulties of letting go of a loved one.

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65 29
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71 35
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Song about a broken heart and broken relationship.

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68 33
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A song about a cheating man and the woman that puts up with it.

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66 32
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A song about life's troubles and just pushing on through.

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56 25
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Robert Earl Keen's song about hanging out and having good times in your favotire bar.

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63 31
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Cross Canadian Ragweed's song about missing a lover so badly.

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75 41
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Pat Green's song about redemption

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34 10
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Jim Case added Willie Nelson

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60 31
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AS song about the differences of boys from Oklahoma and those from Texas.  In Texas they just do it better.

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53 26
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A song that talks about the sad and simple beauties of southern life and always finding triumph in the sounds of a dixie lullaby.

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48 28
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A song about a woman trying to take advantage of a man

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49 29
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Randy Rogers Band's song about getting a relationship started

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54 35
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The Kevin Fowler Texas anthem is about good old Texas past times.

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44 28
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'Wade Bowen's song about returning to a small town and small town life

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35 21
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40 26
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A song about the secrets we keep and the bad deeds we do.

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40 28
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A song about the difficulties of divorce

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36 25
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A song about a woman who won't let anyone close.

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33 24
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A song about loving everything about Texas absolutely.

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36 27
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35 28
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Cory Morrow's song about being locked up in prison and country songwriting

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38 31
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Song about the harsh realities of life and our wayward tendencies.

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29 25
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A song about liking the simple things in life and the honky tonk

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23 19
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25 22
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A song about driving to get back the girl you love.

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44 43
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Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis ballad about a relationship unraveling.

39
20 18
T for Texas is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Texas Country Songs
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25 25
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24 24
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A song about being on the road with the band for a long time.

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30 31
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Popular James McMurtry song that also appears in the film Beer for my Horses.

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7 8
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Heath Daniel added Willie Nelson

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21 25
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A song about wanting to stop and cherish those special moments in life.

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20 24
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Song about a lonesome life that's fallen apart and the drinking that all away

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Jim Case added Hank Williams III

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Texas country song used in the film Crazy Heart about a down and out country singer.

48
21 30
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Deryl Dodd's song about moving to nashville and trying to make it in the music scene.

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21 30
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A song about wayward traveling and a busted relationship.

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2 8
You Should Call It Red Dirt, T... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Texas Country Songs