The ultimate playlist for a road trip through Texas.

Texas Playlist

When we’re driving through various states, I like to have songs specific to that place. Texas is one of the easiest states to create a playlist for because: a) lots of songs have been written about it, b) many talented musicians hail from Texas, and c) I grew up here, listening to artists sing its praises.

Here are the essential songs you must include in a Texas playlist:

“If You’re Gonna Play in Texas (You Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band)” – Alabama | iTunes | Amazon

“That’s Right (You’re Not from Texas)” – Lyle Lovett | iTunes | Amazon

“Wildflower” – Jackopierce | iTunes | Amazon

“Texas on My Mind” – Pat Green | iTunes | Amazon

“Deep in the Heart of Texas” – Gene Autry | iTunes | Amazon

“Miles and Miles of Texas” – Asleep at the Wheel | iTunes | Amazon

“Texas” – George Strait | iTunes | Amazon

“Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys” – Willie Nelson | iTunes | Amazon

“She’s Like Texas” – Josh Abbot Band | iTunes | Amazon

“Luckenbach, Texas” – Waylon Jennings | iTunes | Amazon

“Yellow Rose of Texas” – Michael Martin Murphey | iTunes | Amazon

“God Blessed Texas” – Little Texas | iTunes | Amazon


And, although not about Texas, here is a tiny sample of great songs by Texans:

“Mercedes Benz” – Janice Joplin | iTunes | Amazon

“Everyday” – Buddy Holly | iTunes | Amazon

“Only the Lonely” – Roy Orbison | iTunes | Amazon

“Sharp Dressed Man” – ZZ Top | iTunes | Amazon

“He Stopped Loving Her Today” – George Jones | iTunes | Amazon

“Don’t Know Why” – Norah Jones | iTunes | Amazon

“Chantilly Lace” – The Big Bopper | iTunes | Amazon

“Because of You” – Kelly Clarkson | iTunes | Amazon

“Maple Leaf Rag” – Scott Joplin | iTunes | Amazon

“I’d Do Anything for Love” – Meatloaf | iTunes | Amazon

“Hot Fun in the Summertime” – Sly Stone | iTunes | Amazon

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Robin took her first flight before she could walk. Because of her airline-employed father’s benefits package, travel was a way of life for her from an early age. A graduate of The University of Texas with a B.A. in English, she is a certified teacher who uses her degree everyday as she homeschools their two children. Her hobby is planning their next trip, which she is always doing.

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