What Is The Most Popular Style Of Music In Texas?

The Lone Star state of Texas has produced its share of legendary bands. From country (Bob Wills, George Jones, Willie Nelson, George Strait), to the blues (Lightning Hopkins, Leadbelly), jazz (Ornette Coleman, Charlie Christian), pop and rock (Roy Orbison, ZZ Top, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Janis Joplin, Buddy Holly, Steve Miller), and even ragtime (Scott Joplin), Texas music is rich in diversity. Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys were one of the originators of Western Swing, with artists such as Nelson and Asleep at the Wheel carrying on the tradition. Vaughan, one of the greatest guitarists of all time, enjoyed tremendous success before his untimely death in 1990. Holly and his band, The Crickets (arguably the first true “rock ‘n roll” band), got their start in clubs surrounding Lubbock. The self-named “Little Ole Band From Texas,” ZZ Top has been a major player in the record charts for nearly four decades, and is still touring, playing their unique hybrid of blues-rock in front of audiences world-wide. The real ambassador of Texas music however, has to be the various assemblages that support Willie Nelson on his constant touring schedule. No other band from Texas has introduced the “Texas Sound” around the world for as long or to such acclaim. Country, http://www.bestchoicetv.com/satellite-tv/ma/, jazz, blues, rock, gospel, swing and bluegrass, a Willie Nelson concert has something for every audience, regardless of age or musical preference.Keep looking, there’s more: Willie Nelson, ‘Heroes’ (Canadian Release: May 22nd)

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