Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Sound of Texas

Living in Texas, we have our own kind of country music. Texas country music. The sound is different from your normal country music- Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Alan Jackson (don't get me wrong- they are all on constant replay on my ipod). Artists and songs are a bit more laid back and just here for a good time. Here are 5 of my favorites to get your feet wet in the Texas country me it was so difficult to narrow it down. There is great music that comes from the Lone star state.. sit back, listen, and enjoy.
**Eli Young Band: I would call EYB the "popular kids" of Texas country. They have made it big all around the world, but they still stick to their Texas country roots. Rocking out with songs like Small Town Kid.

**Granger Smith: I had to put a fellow Aggie in the mix. I saw him perform in College Station. Singing  We Bleed Maroon along with him and all my Aggie friends is one of the best memories in college. And trust me his good looks don't hurt.

**Josh Abbott Band- The perfect band for a night out dancing! Songs like Oh, Tonight and Good Night for Dancing are perfect for a date night. Plus, they are amazing in concert.

**Pat Green: You can't go wrong with Pat Green. His voice is definitely one of a kind. One of Green's first and biggest hits was Wave on Wave, which is still one of my all time favorites.

**Casey Donahew Band- I consider them the bad boys/party animals of Texas country music.. if you want some good drinking songs, songs about your crazy family or weekend you have found your match. Their pride in Texas is never hidden, listen to their new song One Star Flag for the proof. So if you are from Texas and love showing it, they are perfect for you.

So grad your cowboy boots, take a stat at two stepping, and enjoy the sweet sounds of Texas wherever you are!


  1. This is really neat! As someone who just moved to Texas, I had no idea there was a "Texas" country! haha. There's definitely a South Carolina country as well, like Corey Smith and Darius Rucker!

  2. Great suggestions! I will have to check them out on iTunes. I love country music, we went to a Lady Antebellum concert a few months ago and it was a blast!

  3. You can't forget Aaron Watson, Brandon Rhyder, Wade Bowen, & a little Stoney LaRue. :) Love me some Texas country!

  4. Oh how I miss Texas country music. You don't get it out in California :( and Casey Donahew is absolutely the best!