Lainey Wilson, Tanya Tucker And Elle King Team Up For Rousing Performance Of “Texas (When I Die)” At CMA Fest

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What a trio.

Lainey Wilson, Tanya Tucker and Elle King teamed up for a rousing performance of Tanya’s song “Texas (When I Die)” during last night’s CMA Fest special.

The show featured previously recorded performances from June 10th at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium by some of the biggest artists in mainstream country, including Eric Church, Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert and plenty more.

Originally written by Ed Bruce, his version of “Texas (When I Die)” peaked at #52 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in 1977.

Later recorded by Tanya Tucker as the B-side of a cover of Buddy Holly’s “Not Fade Away,” her version was released in November of 1978 as the first single from her album TNT.

Tanya’s version became a hit, peaking at #5 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, and was also used as the celebration song for the Dallas Cowboys in the 1980’s in the end zone every time someone scored a touchdown.

Needless to say, it’s a Texas staple, and seeing these three together, who are all great performers in their own right, is so much fun… they certainly gave the crowd at Nissan Stadium a helluva show:

“Texas (When I Die)”

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