Our Top 24 Favorite Texas & Red Dirt Singles of ’18… So Far
It’s June, and we are now over halfway to 2019. This means if we project it out approximately half the songs that will be released this year have already been. Time to share our picks for our Favorite Texas & Red Dirt Singles of ’18… So Far.
Did a song that was released in 2017 make our list? Sure. Is more than one not technically a single? You bet. Is there a song that doesn’t actually come out ’till July? Absolutely.
But after careful deliberation we settled on our criteria for our list. We decided our list shall be comprised of songs or singles that have been played, at least once, on Radio Texas, LIVE! since December of ’17. And while we tried to focus on actual radio singles, there is an exception or two.
Furthermore, chart position has little (absolutely nothing) to do with our list — and a couple of the songs that made our list actually never even made it into our regular rotation. Why? Well, as much as we love to do it, we just don’t have the room to break every awesome new song and artist. We have a mere five hours each week to play songs by artists that y'all more easily recognize, to keep y'all tuning in. All the while playing artists that are terribly underplayed on radio already.
Let’s be honest. Texas and Red Dirt's most popular acts -- Turnpike Troubadours, Cody Johnson, Josh Abbott Band, Randy Rogers Band, Aaron Watson -- are still so neglected by radio it’s a crime. Concessions must be made.
So here they are in order of appearance on Radio Texas, LIVE!
Parker McCollum "Hell of a Year"
Cody Jinks "Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound"
Koe Wetzel "Austin"
Casey Donahew "What Cowboys Do"
Aaron Watson "Run Wild Horses"
Mike Ryan "The Rewrite"
Josh Abbott Band "Girl Down in Texas"
Wade Bowen "So Long 6th Street"
Turnpike Troubadours "Something to Hold On To"
Dalton Domino "Corners"
William Clark Green "Wrapped"
Randall King "Tuggin' on My Heartstrings"
Red Shahan "Someone Someday"
Mike and the Moonpies "Beaches of Biloxi"
John Baumann "Here I Come"
Josh Ward "All About Lovin'"
Jon Wolfe "Any Night in Texas"
American Aquarium "Tough Folks"
Jason Boland & The Stragglers "I Don't Deserve You"
Kyle Park "Ain't Nobody Hotter"
Chris Colston "Gone"
Charley Crockett "Jamestown Ferry"
William Clark Green "Hit You Where it Hurts"
Kevin Fowler "Beach Please"
Casey Donahew "That Got the Girl"