Texas (When I Die)

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"Texas (When I Die)"
Single by Tanya Tucker
from the album TNT
B-side "Not Fade Away"
Released November 25, 1978
Genre Country
Label MCA
Writer(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. 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.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

Ed Bruce[edit]

Chart (1977) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 52

Tanya Tucker[edit]

Chart (1978–1979) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 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. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 357.