The Texas Top 10?


Austin public radio station KUT has announced that it’s determined the best songs about Texas, as voted by its listeners.  Asleep At The Wheel leader Ray Benson openly campaigned for votes on his MySpace page, so it figures that the group would be No. 1.  Here’s the list:

“Miles And Miles Of Texas” by Asleep At The Wheel

“New San Antonio Rose” by Bob Wills & the Texas Playboys

“Waltz Across Texas” by Ernest Tubb

“Deep In The Heart Of Texas” by Gene Autry

“London Homesick Blues” by Gary P. Nunn (w/Jerry Jeff Walker)

“El Paso” by Marty Robbins

“Luckenbach, Texas” by Waylon Jennings (w/Willie Nelson)

“That’s Right (You’re Not From Texas)” by Lyle Lovett

“La Grange” by ZZ Top

“Amarillo By Morning” by George Strait

Nice list, but we tend to think it leaves a little to be desired.  After the jump, we offer some of our own suggestions; they, too, are pure Texas and sound great at any weekend barbecue.

30 Days Out’s Top Texas songs

MP3: “Armadillo Stomp” (live) by Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen

MP3: “Good Texan” by the Vaughan Brotherswillie-2

MP3: “Asshole From El Paso” by Kinky Friedman & the Texas Jewboys

MP3: “What I Like About Texas” by Jerry Jeff Walker

MP3: “Austin Night” by the Bastard Sons Of Johnny Cash

MP3: “Lone Star Beer And Bob Wills Music” by Red Steagall

MP3: “Texas Cookin’ ” by Guy Clark

MP3: “Amarillo Highway” by Robert Earl Keen

MP3: “Yesterday’s Wine” by Willie Nelson

MP3: “Texas Me” by Doug Sahm (with his answering machine message)

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