Friday, August 16, 2013

Red Dirt Friday, Vol. 11

I haven't been ignoring Red Dirt Friday, I just want to post quality content for your reading pleasure.

I came across this article from the Dallas Observer in a while ago, but found it to be a pretty worthwhile read.

The Ten Best Texas Country Songs from 2013 (So Far) has proved to be a pretty good list! I even loved this quote from the opening paragraph,

"We've made no bones about the fact we're not completely sure what an artist or a song has to be or consist of in order to be lumped under the massive "Texas Country" umbrella, aside from simply having some sort of connection to the Lone Star State -- even if sometimes it's a loose one. To be certain, most people will have an equally tough time defining the musical makeup of "Red Dirt" or even "Americana," which has become a legit, nationally recognized genre, without possessing any singular, identifiable sonic traits."

Jason Boland (Photo courtesy of
Jason Boland (Photo courtesy of
But, the list mentions a few of my favorites - Jason Boland & the Stragglers (7) and William Clark Green (8). Check out the video for William Clark Green's "She Likes the Beatles" here. [Warning ... it's terribly catchy!]

I even discovered Zane Williams from this list, and his tune "Overnight Success" is funny and even rips on pop culture a bit! Check out this article about his songwriting history also from the Dallas Observer. I am slowly listening to the other featured artists in the article as well.

Of course I agree with the author, Kelly Dearmore, and the #1 song of 2013 ... Randy Rogers Band "Trouble Knows My Name" featuring the legend, Willie Nelson. [Remember this post about him?]As she says, "the downright Texan feel of this romping Willie Nelson collaboration is too good to put anything before it."

Sometimes I want to be a Texan...

What's your favorite song of 2013 so far??

Until next time,

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