Before you read our list of the best country songs about Texas, just know that we already know that several classics have been left off the list. This might be because these Texas country songs are already featured on other lists of ours, or it might be because we wanted to give you different songs than the other sites who have lists like this. Either way, these are 10 really good country songs about Texas, so just enjoy the playlist and the music.
Our list includes country Texas pride songs, country songs about growing up in Texas and more. Artists like Marty Robbins, Waylon Jennings, and George Strait have all written beautiful songs about Texas.
1. Restless Heart- Bluest Eyes In Texas
Released in May 1988 as the lead single on their album Big Dreams in a Small Town, “Bluest Eyes In Texas” by Restless Heart is a song that Van Stephenson co-wrote after running into an ex-girlfriend who had blue eyes. The narrator of the song is haunted by his ex with blue eyes, and he can’t seem to get them out of his head- “The bluest eyes in Texas / Are haunting me tonight / Like the stars that fill the midnight sky / Her memory fills my mind.”
2. Little Texas- God Blessed Texas
“God Blessed Texas” by Little Texas is the perfect country song about having Texas pride. The song was released on the 1993 album Big Time, where it reached #4 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. If you’ve ever been to a Rangers or Cowboys game in Texas, you’ve probably heard this song at some point.
3. George Strait- All My Exes Live in Texas
Not only is “All My Exes Live in Texas” one of the most famous country songs of all time, but it’s also one of my personal favorites. Even if you don’t listen to country you know this George Strait classic, where he sings about all his ex-girlfriends that live in Texas- “All my exes live in Texas / And that’s why I hang my hat in Tennessee.”
4. Waylon Jennings- Luckenback, Texas
From his album Ol’ Waylon in 1977, “Luckenback, Texas” is a great Waylon Jennings song with a great message- money doesn’t buy happiness. The narrator of the song as been fighting with his spouse, and suggests they move back to Luckenback, Texas to remember the simple, happy live they used to live- “Let’s go to Luckenbach, Texas / With Waylon and Willie and the boys / This successful life we’re livin’ / Got us feuding like the Hatfields and McCoys.”
5. Ernest Tubb- Waltz Across Texas
If you live in Texas, you better already be familiar with Ernest Tubb’s famous 1965 song “Waltz Across Texas.” This is a classic love song where the narrator is so happy to dance with his partner that he could dance across the whole state- “And when you look at me with those stars in your eyes / I could waltz across Texas with you.”
6. Trace Adkins- There’s a Girl in Texas
Released on his debut studio album Dreamin’ Out Loud, “There’s a Girl in Texas” was the single that practically made Trace Adkins’ career. Many country songs deal with the theme of being lonely in the big city, and that’s exactly what this song is about. The narrator knows there’s a girl back in Texas that still cares about him, even though no one in the city seems to.
7. Jason Aldean- Texas Was You
“Texas Was You” by Jason Aldean is another song about having a girl you love back in Texas. The narrator of the song describes memories he has in a bunch of different states, with the most important being the girl he associates with the state of Texas- “Texas was green eyes crying goodbye / Was a long drive / A heartache I’m still trying to get through / Texas was you.”
8. Rascal Flatts- Oklahoma-Texas Line
From their third studio album Feels Like Today, “Oklahoma-Texas Line” by Rascal Flatts is a country song about a relationship bridging two states. Much like the story of “Louisiana Woman Mississippi Man,” “Oklahoma-Texas Line” describes a relationship that takes place on the border between the two states- “Everything I love is there inside / A little brick house on the Oklahoma-Texas Line.”
9. Brooks & Dunn- Texas And Norma Jean
Released on their 1999 album Tight Rope, Brooks and Dunn deliver a great country song about Texas with “Texas and Norma Jean.” The narrator of the song helps a woman with car troubles on her way to California, and presumably decides to give her a ride. They two bond on their way to the Golden State, but once they get there realize that it’s time to say goodbye.
10. Marty Robbins- El Paso
How could we have a list of country songs about Texas without mentioning “El Paso” by Marty Robbins? Easily one of the most popular country western songs of all time, “El Paso” tells the story of a man who falls in love in El Paso, only to be chased out of town after committing a murder in defense of her honor. He eventually returns to El Paso to see her, but ends up dying at the hands of the dead man’s posse.by