Country Music Songs About Texas That Swell With State Pride

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The pride that Texans take in their state is practically a religion, and as such, singer Tanya Tucker didn’t hesitate in comparing her home state to Heaven in this 1978 cover of an Ed Bruce song. Tucker, a native Texan, released the song as the lead single on her ninth album, entitled “TNT.” Quickly poo-pooing other U.S. cities that just don’t cut it, the song pays tribute to Texas as head and shoulders above the rest in similarity to Heaven, where the singer says, “…Texas is as close as I’ve been.” Through the 1980s, it was used as the Dallas Cowboys’ touchdown song, and it made it to number five on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.


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