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50 Greatest City, State, And Town Songs – #32: “Texas Tornado” by Tracy Lawrence

April 11, 2008

I See It Now

50 Greatest City, State, and Town Songs: #32

“Texas Tornado” by Tracy Lawrence

Album: “I See It Now”, “Then & Now The Hits Collection” (remastered)

Chart Peak: #1

City, State, or Town: Atlanta, Georgia and Texas

Now this may not seem like a typical city type of song. In fact one of Tracy’s most popular hits is actually a very sentimental look at how distance can never stop the love that two people share. With one person in Atlanta and the other in Texas, Lawrence turns the popular term for a Texas beauty into one of the most respected ballads of the day and gives a whole new feel to these two popular areas.

The song contains a man, the singer, and a woman who are separated and live states away from each other. Despite the distance the man still has a love for his friend and welcomes her with open arms when she decides to stop by for a visit in Atlanta. As soon as they reunite he begins to lose it and becomes infatuated with her all over again like he was in Texas. Despite his feelings he realizes nothing will ever happen between them and cherishes the full power of the moment instead of worrying about when she’ll move on.

This song made the term “Texas tornado” a very popular phrase among husbands and wives especially country fans. Tracy shows the true power that love can have no matter what comes between them. Even the huge state of Texas and the large city of Atlanta can’t keep them that far apart. This may be an atypical city, state, and town song but it incorporates its two references nicely and allowed the two to absorb a romantic quality from the balled that makes them even more appealing to country fans.


Map of Texas, showing major cities and roads

Location in Fulton and DeKalb counties and the state of Georgia

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