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THE NEWLY-RELEASED VERSION OF “GOD BLESSED TEXAS” IMPACTING JULY 17TH

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Thirty years ago on July 17, 1993 “God Blessed Texas” was released. The iconic anthem, which captured the hearts of millions, continues to resonate with audiences of all ages and holds a special place in the hearts of country music fans worldwide. A tribute version, which features an extraordinary collaboration of some of the most talented and revered artists that hail from the Lone Star State have joined forces to pay homage to this legendary track. Randy Rogers, Casey Donahew, Josh Abbott, Aaron Watson, Rodney Crowell, Kevin Fowler, and Pat Green each bring their own unique style ensuring a fresh and exciting rendition of the beloved classic. “God Blessed Texas” was written by Porter Howell and Brady Seals and originally released by Little Texas. The song struck a chord with listeners and was able to immediately capture the essence of the Lone Star State with its infectious melodies and powerful lyrics.

The song became an anthem for Texas pride and a symbol of unity. “This song made me proud to be from Texas,” says Randy Rogers. “I discovered my love for country music right as this song was released and I watched the video a thousand times. So this is truly a full circle moment for me”. 

“Like many other Texans, this song is part of my DNA” says Casey Donahew. “I wish I had written it. What an honor to be asked to collaborate on the new version. I have toured all 50 states and I can say one thing for certain, God definitely blessed TEXAS”.

“I’ve seen a lot of places, I’ve been around the world
I’ve seen some pretty faces, been with some beautiful girls
After all I’ve witnessed, one thing still amazes me
Just like a miracle, you have to see to believe

‘Cause God blessed Texas with His own hand
Brought down angels from the Promised Land
He gave them a place where they could dance
If you wanna see Heaven, brother, here’s your chance
I’ve been sent to spread the message
‘God blessed Texas’

First He lit the sunshine, then He made the water deep
Then He gave us moonlight for all the world to see
Well, everybody knows that the Lord works in mysterious ways
He took a rest, then on the very next day

God blessed Texas with His own hand
Brought down angels from the Promised Land
Gave them a place where they could dance
If you wanna see Heaven, brother, here’s your chance
Well, I’ve been sent to spread the message
‘God blessed Texas’…”

The newly-released version of “God Blessed Texas” was recorded at The ER Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Key people involved in the project included Brandyn Steen, Executive Director, Bart Busch, Mixer and David Spielberg, Engineer. 

“Bringing an all-star group of Texans together to celebrate 30 years of “God Blessed Texas” is something pretty special,” proudly stated Executive Producer Brandyn Steen. 

Session musicians on the new album were Mark Matejka (lead and acoustic guitar), Duane Propes (bass), Corey Wright (drums) and Dane Bryant (keys).

“I was a musician in Dallas when “God Blessed Texas” was released and I was immediately a fan. Over the years I worked shows that were with Little Texas and I’m still a fan.
So, it was an honor to be asked to play the guitar parts on this 30th anniversary tribute,” 
shared Mark Matejka (guitarist for Lynyrd Skynyrd).

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