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10 Texas Drinking Songs to Get Your Weekend Started

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With spring here, and summer right around the corner, Hill Country folks are headed outdoors. Whether it’s floating a river, attending a festival, or just barbecuing with the family, chances are there will be some ice cold adult beverages for you to imbibe. So while you’re out and about drinking up the season, here are 10 drinking songs written and/or performed by fellow Texans to help get you into a Lone Star State of Mind.

I Gotta Get Drunk (1970) – Willie Nelson

While there may be another pastime for which Willie Nelson is famous for, our favorite red-headed stranger has also been known to also enjoy an adult beverage or two. And though we may quite not know why our fellow Texan is bound and determined to get his drink on, we sure can relate to the regret of an entire paycheck spent on this quest.

Fuzzy (2013) – Randy Rogers Band

We’ve all been there. Someone calls us up, asking for us to join them for ‘just one or two’. Next thing we know, we’re waking up with an empty bottle of tequila and a new tattoo, not even sure what darn day of the week it is. Okay, well maybe not all of us. But San Marcos’ Randy Rogers Band lets us live it vicariously through this rollicking song about the effects of a night out on the town.

80 Proof Bottle of Tear Stopper (1983) – George Strait

No Texas country music list would be complete without a song by The King. Poteet’s own George Strait is famous for giving us songs about love that lasts forever (and ever, amen). This single from his #1 record Right or Wrong, though, has all the proof we need that if love does go wrong, there’s always a helping hand to wash it all away.

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