It's a shameful truth that I've lived in Texas for more than a dozen years and never been west of Mineral Wells (and Possum Kingdom State Park -- LOVE the name of that park).
Next month, that's going to change. A friend and I are driving from Dallas down to Big Bend National Park. That's a lot of driving. We're going to need music. A whole lot of music.
I'm assembling a road-trip playlist of artist who were either born in Texas or make/made their base here. My research has boggled my mind. Even without counting the music powerhouse Austin has become (which I do), this state has produced a staggering amount of talent
Right now, it's 62 artists long, with another 18 in my iTunes shopping cart, waiting for me to commit and pony up.
This is where you come in.
Who are your favorite Texas artists? If I've missed a shining star of the Texas pantheon, set me straight. I promise to give any suggestions a fair audition, even if I ultimately choose not to include them in my final picks. …