Take Me to Texas

Being originally from Texas, this new song from George Strait hit a nostalgic chord with me. The country legend wrote and sung the song for the History channel’s, Texas Rising. This five part mini-series is based on the Texas Revolution against Mexico and how the Texas Rangers were created.

Enjoy the new hit, “Take Me to Texas,” from the King of Country.  Sounds like a soon-to-be classic, don’t you think?

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Happy Birthday, George Strait!

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Happy Birthday to the King of Country Music! The “Troubadour” singer turns 63 today.

Here are my top 5 favorite songs by George Strait.

1. “She Let Yourself Go”

2. “I Cross My Heart”

3. “The Cowboy Rides Away”

4. “Here for a Good Time”

5. “Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind”

First iHeart Radio Country Festival Gets Set Date

Country music fans have proven themselves once again as loyal listeners to the genre.

Clear Channel Media and Entertainment was surprised by the huge response of country listeners at the iHeart Music Festival. So surprised to where they are now giving country music its own iHeart Festival.

The first ever iHeart Radio Country Festival will be March 29 in Austin, Texas. Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum, and Florida Georgia Line are scheduled to perform. The six-week promotion event kicks off next week.

Way to go, country music!

Source: Associated Press 

All My Ex’s Live in Texas…Or At Preschool Graduation

Preschool graduations are always full of fun, laughter, memories, and George Strait. At his preschool graduation in 2011, one four year old ceased his moment in the spotlight. Once he finished reciting the Bible, he started singing “All My Ex’s Live in Texas.” Looks as if we have a future comedian or country singer here. Happy Friday!

Video Credit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIvupevIc44

Don’t Mess with Texas

“There’s a yellow rose in Texas that I am gonna see. Nobody else could miss her, not half as much as me.” The song, The Yellow Rose of Texas, has always been one of my favorites! Moma used to sing it to me, growing up and called me her yellow rose of Texas. Just call me a Texas belle.

Ok, you might be thinking “Isn’t she a North Carolina belle?” Yes, I am; however, I was born in Texas. My daddy was in the Army and stationed at Fort Hood at the time I was born.  Even though, I didn’t get a good sense of living in the Lone Star state (I was only two months old when my family moved back to NC) Texas will always hold a special place in my heart.  After all, you don’t mess with Texas.