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  • Tom Hendricks July 27, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    Texas Standard does not support Texas Musicians, no matter which town you are from. They have blocked any mention of the music revolution coming out of Dallas. Stop blocking news about current music and progressive ideas in Texas Music – it’s more than just a game for thousands of us.

  • Greg July 27, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    George Hamilton IV – “Abilene” – # 1 on Country charts for 4 weeks, hit # 15 on Pop charts – 1963

  • Wes July 27, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    I think “Rio” is about Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Oscar July 27, 2017 at 10:43 am

    How about Delta Dawn written by
    Kris Kristofferson song Helen Reddying…mention Brownsville.

  • VLG July 27, 2017 at 10:33 am

    “Midnight Train to Georgia” was originally titled “Midnight Plane to Houston”. The song was written and recorded by Jim Weatherly back in the early 70s. Not a Billboard top 40 but spawned one of the greatest.

  • Karen Sievers July 27, 2017 at 7:41 am

    How could you forget “Garner State Park”–a TEXAS hit in the early 1960’s—-still #1 song on juke box in —-Garner State Park.

  • steven minter July 26, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    I have great respect for W. F. Strong even though I’m an exiled Okie living in Texas, but how could he miss Don Henley’s 70th birthday bash opening with “Big D little a double LL a S”. My oh yes.

  • Magda July 26, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    Love it!

  • Sheila REynolds July 26, 2017 at 11:15 am

    Little Feat did a song titled “Those feet’ll do you wrong sometime” . It’s about all the concerts they had scheduled in Texas towns. One line ‘it takes a lifetime to drive from Eastland to Van Horn’. He gets stopped by highway patrol for speeding.

  • Richard Chamberlain July 26, 2017 at 11:12 am

    This was a great story by Dr. Strong! I would add a couple more; “Texas Me”, by Doug Sahm & The Sir Douglas Quintet; and “Amarillo”, by Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell (note: this “Amarillo” is not “Amarillo By Morning”)

  • John Coventry July 26, 2017 at 10:58 am

    “Houston” is a song written by Lee Hazlewood, which was released in 1965 by Dean Martin. The song spent 9 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at No. 21,[1] while reaching No. 2 on Billboard’s Easy Listening chart,[2][3] and No. 11 on Canada’s CHUM Hit Parade.

  • Trudy Timian July 26, 2017 at 10:58 am

    How about “Going Back to Houston”

  • M. July 26, 2017 at 10:52 am

    Enjoyed the show but what about the all time best ‘Rose of San Anton’ and one of my favorites, Jimmy Gilmore’s ‘Dallas from a DC Nine at Night. I may have the exact titles wrong but what about them?