God Blessed Texas

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"God Blessed Texas"
Single by Little Texas
from the album Big Time
B-side "Cut Off Jeans"[1]
Released September 10, 1993[2]
Format CD single, 7"
Recorded 1993
Genre Country
Length 3:27 (radio edit)
4:05 (album version)
Label Warner Bros. Nashville 18385
Writer(s) Porter Howell, Brady Seals[3]
Producer(s) James Stroud, Christy Dinapoli, Doug Grau[3]
Little Texas singles chronology
"What Might Have Been"
(1993)
"God Blessed Texas"
(1993)
"My Love"
(1994)

"God Blessed Texas" is a song recorded by American country music group Little Texas. It was released in September 1993 as the second single from their second album Big Time. It was their seventh single overall. It was written by the band's lead guitarist Porter Howell, and keyboardist and vocalist Brady Seals. The song reached number 4 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. It also peaked at number 55 on the Billboard Hot 100, their most successful song on that chart. It is one of their more popular songs, especially in their live performances.

Content[edit]

The song, with lead vocals by Tim Rushlow, celebrates Texas pride by saying that God must have given it special attention.

Music video[edit]

The music video, directed by Gerry Wenner, takes place at a pool party with lots of bikini-clad women. It was shot at Southfork Ranch, in Dallas, Texas. The Dallas Cowboys Chearleaders also appear in this video.

In popular culture[edit]

The song can be heard at many sports venues, including Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers games. The song was used by the Ford Motor Company TV advertisements in several Texas cities (Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, San Antonio, Austin, El Paso) where 'Ford is the Best in Texas' is substituted for the 'God Blessed Texas' line.

Chart performance[edit]

"God Blessed Texas" debuted on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of July 17, 1993.

Chart (1993-1994) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 55
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 242. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ http://www.cmt.com/artists/az/little_texas/614297/album.jhtml
  3. ^ a b Big Time (CD). Little Texas. Warner Bros. Records. 1993. 170310. 
  4. ^ "Little Texas Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Little Texas.
  5. ^ "Little Texas Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Little Texas.

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