The Panhandlers Pay Homage To The Vast Landscape Of West Texas With New Single, “Where Cotton Is King”

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The Panhandlers are finally back with a brand new tune.

The Texas supergroup composed of Josh Abbott, William Clark Green, Flatland Cavalry’s Cleto Cordero, and John Baumann have a new song called “Where Cotton Is King” out everywhere today.

They released their debut, self-titled album back in 2020, which was full of great songs like “West Texas in My Eye,” that was featured on an episode of the hit series Yellowstone during Season 4.

Of this new tune, Josh Abbott says they wrote it on their first trip to Marfa, Texas as a group back in 2019:

“This is actually the very first song we tried writing with all four of us, back on our first writing trip to Marfa in 2019.

We even recorded it for the first album but it just wasn’t quite right. I’m glad we’re all mature enough to know when to pull a song.

And because we did, we were able to finish it in 2021 the way it deserved.”

A tribute to the unique landscape and vast plains of West Texas, the boys tip their cap to the place they call home and where “cotton is king.”

Packed with tons of pedal steel, fiddle and banjo, it’s a boot-stompin’ country song, and likely, the beginning of much more to come from these Texas boys.

William Clark Green confirmed on the Whiskey Riff Raff podcast back in April that their second studio album was done, so I’d be willing to bet there’s much more to come from these Texas boys on the way:

“We just finished our record, Bruce Robison is still producing this record, and I’d say the biggest change from this record and the last record, is that we know what we’re doing.”

They also shared a post on Instagram announcing the new song, adding in the caption that more new music IS coming soon:

“Where Cotton Is King” Out Now! Listen at the link in our bio.

More music coming soon…”

Make sure you give it a listen today:

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