Texas Independence Day Mixtape

March 2, 1836, Texas officially broke from Mexico thus becoming the Republic of Texas. In honor of the occasion we’ve put together a list of our favorite Texas-themed tunes.

And remember, it’s an independence day not a birthday (“Where would we hang a piñata big enough for the whole state?” pointed out Steve Hopson during the song-picking debate in our virtual newsroom.)

But on to the songs:

Jerry Jeff Walker – London Homesick Blues (Live)
Chris Rea – Texas
Waylon Jennings – Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)
Jerry Jeff Walker – What I Like About Texas
David Hamburger – Texas Chief Blues (feat. Carolyn Wonderland)
Nanci Griffith – Lone Star State of Mind
Asleep At the Wheel – Boogie Back to Texas
The Gourds – Tex – Mex Mile
Shelley King – Texas Blue Moon
Ray Wylie Hubbard – Screw You, We’re from Texas
Hoyt Axton – Yellow Rose of Texas
Jessie Torrisi & the Please, Please Me – X In Texas
Bob Wills – Texas Playboy Rag
Patsy Cline – San Antonio Rose
David Nall – All My Exes Live In Texas
Ernest Tubb & Justin Tubb – Waltz Across Texas
Robert Earl Keen – Amarillo Highway
Asleep At the Wheel – Texas Me and You (Re-Recorded) [feat. Eliza Gilkyson]
Audrey Auld Mezera – Looking for Luckenbach
Joe Ely – West Texas Waltz
Commander Cody – Armadillo Stomp (1973 Austin, TX)
Lyle Lovett – That’s Right (You’re Not from Texas)
Jimmie Dale Gilmore – Dallas
Townes Van Zandt – Pancho and Lefty
Floramay Holliday – Baby’s Back in Texas (duet w/ Ray Benson)
Billy Joe Shaver – Heart of Texas
Guy Clark – Desperadoes Waiting for a Train
Ray Wylie Hubbard – Snake Farm
ZZ Top – La Grange
Guy Forsyth – Laredo
Emmylou Harris – Amarillo
Laurie Lewis – Texas Bluebonnets
Johnny Gimble & Texas Swing – Under the “X” In Texas
Steve Earle – Home to Houston

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