Texas country music is known for fusing traditionalist root sounds with the outspoken outlaw country. Texas country blends theses subgenres into a ‘common working man’ with witty undertones and a ‘take it or leave it’ approach. Indeed, God has blessed Texas and this whole country with great music.
The group Little Texas has expressed God’s blessings to Texas in most of their songs. “God Blessed Texas” is a clear interpretation of this.
“God Blessed Texas” is a song recorded by American country music group Little Texas. Released in July 1993, it was the band’s second single from their second album Big Time. In addition, it was their seventh single overall.
Written by the band’s lead guitarist Porter Howell, and keyboardist and vocalist Brady Seals, the song reached no. 4 on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in December of that year. Moreover, “God Blessed Texas” peaked at no. 55 on the Billboard Hot 100. Most noteworthy, it was Little Texas’ most successful song on that chart. Furthermore, it is one of their more popular songs, especially in their live performances.
On the other hand, the album version contains an intro of which the band performs a preparation piece that includes a brief sample of the song, “The Eyes of Texas,” before subsequently leading into the main song. This intro was edited out of the radio version.
With lead vocals by Tim Rushlow, the song celebrates Texas pride by saying that God must have evidently given the state special attention. And furthermore provided the state of Texas, its unique and legendary geography and demography.
A bit about ‘Little Texas’
Founded in Nashville, Tennessee in 1988, Little Texas is an American country music band. The band members are Tim Rushlow, lead, and background vocals; Brady Seals, lead, background vocals, and keyboard; Del Gray, drums; Porter Howell, lead guitar, background vocals; Dwayne O’Brien, rhythm guitar, lead, and background vocals; and Duane Propes, bass guitar, and background vocals.
Signed to Warner Bros. Records in 1991, Little Texas released its debut album First Time for Everything that year. In addition, the album’s lead-off single, “Some Guys Have All the Love“, reached a peak of No. 8 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts.
Moreover, Little Texas continued to produce hit singles throughout the mid-1990s, including the Number One single “My Love” and six more top ten hits. Their debut album earned a gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Meanwhile, their 1993’s Big Time was certified double platinum and 1994’s Kick a Little was certified platinum.
Watch Little Texas perform God Blessed Texas.
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