Red Dirt didn't exist in any codified form until the 1990s, when it got on the national radar after artists like Cory Morrow and Robert Earl Keen caught the eye of Nashville. Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash. Many a Texas girl has fallen in love with this song in the background. He is no slouch as a roper either! For those counting, we even included two extra songs! This sad, heart-wrenching ballad was covered by Tim McGraw, but Robison's recording with Willis on backup will always be the best version of this song, hands down. You — Chris Young Chris Young has found his romantic side with his hit singles and this one is perhaps the best of the bunch. Garth had many more tunes that championed the cowboy or the American West, but folks will always remember this one because it introduced him to the fans.
This duo cranked out some great songs during their initial run. They've since made a home here, because that's where the people who love Turnpike Troubadours are. However, what really makes the country bar unique is the strength of its bond to the music that pours from the stages and speakers; a music that is quite often about the actual Honky Tonks themselves. This is the premise of this old western song, which has been sung by numerous cowboy singers through the years. It's all about following your true compass, and sometimes that means having to leave early the next morning.
Dierks has been good for quite a few upbeat tracks over the years, but this one seems to be a favorite. Many a cowboy owes his life to the quick thinking and fast footwork of a rodeo clown, who has drawn a ferocious bull or a bucking bronc away from the rider and given him time to get out from under the hooves or away from the horns of said animal. Dust On The Bottle — David Lee Murphy Even today the beat of this song gets people up and ready to rock. This tune supports my assertion that great pop lyrics are more about the sound and rhythm of the words than their literal semantic meaning. Drink In My Hand — Eric Church Eric Church took a different route to stardom, but when this song went all the way to number one on the charts he knew he took the right path.
This fun-loving tune was a duet with friends Chris LeDoux and Garth Brooks. Your Turn What are your favorite winter love songs? The tune has been recorded by everyone from Chris LeDoux to Garth Brooks and Nanci Griffith, but Suzy has one of the great versions of the tune. Luke Bryan said he just wanted to write a song that made people want to dance. Let me know where I can find you. There's a girl, of course, but she's totally secondary to the prettiest lady of all, Texas. Although this rodeo clown may have seen his best years, he still is thought well of by his peers who remember the times he was the ultimate professional. As someone who's paid his dues, Adam Hood is the guy who is singing those small-town anthems that you should be.
You feel like anything is possible with them and every moment in their presence is a heady rush of excitement and discovery. Still, these 50 songs rise to the top of what is an outstanding era of Texas music. Co-written by Rogers and the legendary songwriter Radney Foster, it's what mainstream country — in all its efforts to sound authentic and well, country — should sound like. If Cross Canadian Ragweed were to get back together and go on tour, we can almost guarantee that this song would be their No. Michael Martin Murphey recorded it during the time he first began recording cowboy tunes.
Upon hearing this song, one would assume it was written in the heyday of the cowboy. Heart Like Mine — Miranda Lambert Miranda is more of an in-your-face girl, but this song is actually pretty upbeat. Just like their older brothers, the younger set has traveled many a mile, and this melodic, catchy tune covers a lot of that ground. It's a rare tender moment for Boland, the kind that only a place like Texas could inspire. And is that Sting singing back-up? George, as most of his fans know, sponsors his own Team Roping Classic in San Antonio each year.
Just buy a few of the holiday love songs listed below maybe mix in some of , and follow my instructions on. If you want to hear patriotic songs, whether openly saluting the military or just extolling the virtues of everyday life in America, country music is a great place to start. If nothing else, songs about Texas are wildly successful in Texas. Leave a comment to share your fave! Spend a couple minutes doing research before posting the article. There is probably an entire generation of frat boys who have scars that can be directly attributed to this song. Don Edwards was the perfect match for this tune, because not only is he a great singer, he is a historian of the American West.
Place me in the depth of your dreams. This menacing, bombastic tune is likely the least country song on this entire list, but is possibly the best example of a young band finding its own way in the crowded Texas Country field. Country Girl Shake It For Me — Luke Bryan You know you want to get out there and shake it. It's rebellious, rootsy and Texas to a fault. The lights he sings about here are the ones that were often shut off as she battled postpartum depression, and Bowen felt helpless at her side.