Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Stagecoach

If The CMA Awards Weren’t Your Thing, Here’s 30 Texas Country Songs To Cleanse Your Palate

If last night’s CMA Awards left you feeling pretty “meh” about the state of country music, you’re not alone.

Don’t get me wrong, there was a lot to be excited about, especially that loaded New Artist category, but on the other hand, there was a lot that left me wanting more. The good news is, that outside of the Nashville bubble, there’s a ton of great country music happening across the country, especially in this little state called Texas.

If you primarily listen to Country Top 40, the Texas/Red Dirt scene might be a little foreign to you, but fear not, we’re about to give you a nice introduction to all things Texas Country. It’s by no means an all-encompassing list, just a little something to get your feet wet.

Here’s 30 Texas country songs you should be listening to right now

1. Whiskey Myers – “Rolling Stone”

2. Evan Felker – “Whiskey In Your Water”

3. Cody Johnson – “Nothin’ On You”

4. Courtney Patton – “Shove”

5. Aaron Watson – “Country Radio”

6. Sarah Hobbs – “Dime Store Love”

7. Randy Rogers Band – “I’ll Never Get Over You”

8. Cody Jinks – “Same Kind Of Crazy As Me”

9. Parker McCollum – “Pretty Heart”

10. Jamie Lin Wilson – “Alice”

11. Josh Ward – “The Devil Don’t Scare Me”

12. Hayes Carll – “None’ya”

13. Mike Ryan – “Dear Country Music”

14. Chris Colston – “First Dirt Road”

15. Holly Tucker – “You’re Gonna Know My Name”

16. Bri Bagwell – “Asphalt And Concrete”

17. Casey Donahew – “Bad Guy”

18. Kylie Frey – “One Night In Tulsa”

19. Randall King – ‘Takin’ Me A Heartbreak”

20. Flatland Cavalry – “Come Back Down”

21. Brandi Behlen – “Daddy’s Money”

22. Wade Bowen – “Fell In Love On Whiskey”

23. Jon Wolfe – “Some Ol’ Bar In The ’90s”

24. Josh Abbott Band – “Catching Fire”

25. Kaitlin Butts – “White River”

26. William Clark Green – “She Loves Horses”

27. Mike & The Moonpies – “You Look Good In Neon”

28. Carson McHone – “Maybe They’re Just Really Good Friends”

29. Jade Marie Patek – “Soulshine”

30. Koe Wetzel – “Ragweed”

For more Texas Country music, make sure to subscribe to our Texas Country Playlist.

Click here to get your Texas “Blessed” shirt.

Whiskey Riff is the most entertaining country site…ever.