Texas Nexus—Texas musicians popular nationwide

| May 31, 2019 | Reply

Cody Johnson

For Buddy Magazine, June 2019,story and photos by Mary Jane Farmer

Texas music and Texas musicians are making waves nationwide, according to the latest CDX Nashville chart. And there are only seven Texas radio stations, of the 150 stations, reporting weekly.

Eli Young Band and its “Love Ain’t” was at No. 3; Cody Johnson with “On My Way To You” still high at No. 6; and, of course Texas can still claim George Strait, whose “Every Little Honky Tonk Bar” is at No. 14. Aaron Watson’s “Kiss That Girl Goodbye” is moving upward and now at No. 29. That song is on his new CD, Red Bandana, due out July 29 and already available for advantage purchase on his Website. Midland’s “Mr. Lonely” at No. 31, is chasing Watson .  Wade Bowen “Fell In Love On Whiskey,” Josh Ward’s “The Devil Don’t Scare Me Anymore,” Randy Rogers Band’s “Crazy People,” Maddie & Tae’s “Die From a Broken Heart,” and Casey Donahew’s “Let’s Make A Love Song” are all at entry level and moving upward as well. Maren Morris used to be from Texas, Arlington to be more specific, but now lives in Nashville. Texas can still claim her, and her song, “Girl,” moved up three spots to No. 9 this week.

Count ‘em—that’s 11 spots out of 80 listed, and doing the math that’s better than 10 percent and more math — Texas is only 1 state of 50, or 2 percent of the U.S. (Yeah, I know it’s larger than all but one, but numbers-wise is what I’m talking here), that make up this great nation, and yet its musicians own 10+ percent of this national music chart.

Way to go, guys and gals.

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