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 Amarillo by Morning George Strait

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Somewhere Down in Texas Jason Boland & The Stragglers' song about the comforts of the lonestar state.

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

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The Road Goes On Forever Robert Earl Keen's song is a song that retraces his career through his perspecive.

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Jim Case added Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love) Waylon Jennings

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Wave On Wave Pat Green's song about redemption

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

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Kiss Me in the Dark A song about loving someone wholly for one night.

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lrmawg added Pancho and Lefty Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard

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lrmawg added Copperhead Road Steve Earle

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Take Me Out to the Dance Hall A song about letting loose, having fin, and going dancing.

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Jim Case added All My Ex's Live in Texas George Strait, Mike Figgis

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Hard Man to Love A song about a cheating man and the woman that puts up with it.

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

Great Country Songs About Falling in Love

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Wear My Ring Song about a broken heart and broken relationship.

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Texas Angel Hoeybrowne's song about the difficulties of letting go of a loved one.

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Feeling Good Again Robert Earl Keen's song about hanging out and having good times in your favotire bar.

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

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Carry On A song about life's troubles and just pushing on through.

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

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Tonight's Not the Night Randy Rogers Band's song about getting a relationship started

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Don't Touch My Willie A song about a woman trying to take advantage of a man

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If These Old Walls Could Talk A song about the secrets we keep and the bad deeds we do.

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Jim Case added Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain Willie Nelson

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Beer Bait and Ammo The Kevin Fowler Texas anthem is about good old Texas past times.

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God Bless This Town ' Wade Bowen's song about returning to a small town and small town life

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kjb98d30 added Barbed Wire Halo Aaron Watson

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The Best Country Songs About Work

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Wicked Twisted Road Song about the harsh realities of life and our wayward tendencies.

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Angry All the Time Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis ballad about a relationship unraveling.

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100 Percent Texan A song about loving everything about Texas absolutely.

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Nobody's Girl A song about a woman who won't let anyone close.

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Off the Record A song about the difficulties of divorce

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kamysdad added Fence Post Aaron Watson

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Nashville Blues Cory Morrow's song about being locked up in prison and country songwriting

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Small Town Kid A song about liking the simple things in life and the honky tonk

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Texas Moon A song about being on the road with the band for a long time.

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T for Texas is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Texas Country Songs
lrmawg added T for Texas

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Bottle by My Bed Song about a lonesome life that's fallen apart and the drinking that all away

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Freeze Frame Time A song about wanting to stop and cherish those special moments in life.

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Choctaw Bingo Popular  James McMurtry song that also appears in the film Beer for my Horses.

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Lonely Lubbock Lights A song about driving to get back the girl you love.

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Heath Daniel added There's a Little Bit of Everything in Texas Willie Nelson

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Jim Case added Thunderstorms & Neon Signs Hank Williams III

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Things Are Fixin' to Get Real Good Deryl Dodd's song about moving to nashville and trying to make it in the music scene.

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You Should Call It Red Dirt, T... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Texas Country Songs

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

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Vancouver A song about wayward traveling and a busted relationship.