Texas (When I Die)

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"Texas (When I Die)"
Single by Tanya Tucker
from the album TNT
A-side"Not Fade Away"
ReleasedNovember 25, 1978
GenreCountry
Length4:50
LabelMCA
Songwriter(s)Ed Bruce, Patsy Bruce, Bobby Borchers
Producer(s)Jerry Goldstein
Tanya Tucker singles chronology
"Save Me"
(1978)
"Texas (When I Die)"
(1978)
"I'm the Singer, You're the Song"
(1979)

"Texas (When I Die)" is a song co-written and originally recorded by American country music artist Ed Bruce. Bruce's version peaked at number 52 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in 1977.

The song was covered by American country music artist Tanya Tucker, initially as the B-side of another cover, Buddy Holly's "Not Fade Away".[1] It was released in November 1978 as the first single from her album TNT. Tucker's version reached number 5 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Ed Bruce[edit]

Chart (1977) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 52

Tanya Tucker[edit]

Chart (1978–1979) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 5
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 3

In popular culture[edit]

Throughout the 1980s, the song was used as the Dallas Cowboys' touchdown song at their home games.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tanya Tucker - Not Fade Away". Retrieved 24 November 2018.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 357.
  3. ^ "Ed Bruce Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  4. ^ "Tanya Tucker Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.