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50 Greatest City, State, And Town – #39: “Songs About Texas” by Pat Green

April 9, 2008

George's Bar50 Greatest City, State, And Town Songs: #39

“Songs About Texas” by Pat Green

Album: “George’s Bar”

Peak: N/A (unreleased)

City, State, or Town: Texas

No doubt there will be many more “songs about Texas” on this chart than probably any state. That being said Pat pays tribute to his home state and the singers that have inspired his pride and his style of what has become known as Texas country music. In this song Pat reveals the significance of Texas to him personally and draws attention to where his influences and his lifestyle came from. There’s nothing like a singer showing his pride and appreciation for where he grew up.

As you can probably tell “Songs About Texas” is in fact centered around Texas and is very autobiographical for Pat. There is no alternate character or back story, it just has Pat praising the many songs of his home state in a catchy little tune of his own. From Guy Clark to Jerry Lee Walker, Pat pays his respects to those who have come and gone that have made Texas such an effective state on the genre and who inspired him to do what he is doing today. Also, as you will probably see later in this chart, there have been countless songs that have been based in the state and in the best way possible Pat attempts to express how much those songs mean to him and allow him to express his pride in his home state.

Although Pat Green may not be the most successful artist in the genre, but he knows where he came from and knows what he stands for. Through “Songs About Texas” he explains how the songs based on his favorite state remind him of his younger years and bring back the feeling that home brings to any person. In addition Pat reveals just how significant Texas has been to country music throughout its history, giving it and very good name in the eyes of fans everywhere.

 

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  1. drtombibey permalink
    November 13, 2009 10:27 am

    Lots of good info here. I am trying to collect songs about states on my blog and would appreciate any comments you have. Thanks.

    Dr. B

    drtombibey.wordpress.com

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