So you know they had to go all-out to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of Little Texas’ hit, “God Blessed Texas.”
In honor of the of the milestone, some of the Lone Star state’s current and most popular artists are teaming up for a reimagined, collaborative version of the song, which is absolutely the perfect way to commemorate the occasion.
Released on July 17th, 1993, they’re also sending the reimagined version to country radio as a single, which will impact on Monday, July 17th, the exact date of the 30th anniversary of the original release.
Recorded at The ER Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, this stands to be a really special and fun single that I hope does as well as the original version did, and will certainly be fun to hear on country radio once again:
New version of “God Blessed Texas” impacts country radio on July 17th.
Collaboration: Josh Abbott, Casey Donahew, Randy Rogers, Kevin Fowler, Aaron Watson, Rodney Crowell and Pat Green.
Radio date is the 30-year anniversary of Little Texas’ original. #1 on R&R, #4 on Billboard.
“God Blessed Texas” was the second single from Little Texas’ second album Big Time, and was written by lead guitarist Porter Howell and keyboardist and vocalist Brady Seals.
The song reached #4 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs, and also peaked at No. 55 on the Billboard Hot 100, and of course, became the band’s signature song which they close out every concert with it.
Of the new project, Randy Rogers says the song is a symbol of his Texas pride:
“This song made me proud to be from Texas. I discovered my love for country music right as this song was released and I watched the video a thousand times. So this is truly a full circle moment for me.”
Casey Donahew added that it’s a part of his DNA:
“Like many other Texans, this song is part of my DNA. I wish I had written it. What an honor to be asked to collaborate on the new version.
I have toured all 50 states and I can say one thing for certain, God definitely blessed TEXAS!”
Texas country is about to take over the mainstream country music charts, and I am so here for it…