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Most of these tidbits about Texas music are based upon information gleaned from third party publications. On occasion, sources contain conflicting information. The bottom line is that these interesting pearls of wisdom are presented primarily for entertainment purposes and may be more legend than fact. In any event, we hope you enjoy them. The following books, aside from being outstanding works full of information about Texas music, served as inspiration for some of the tidbits contained in the “Did You Know” section.


All Over the Map - True Heroes of Texas Music
By Michael Corcoran
(Austin: University of Texas Press, 2005)


Down in Houston:  Bayou City Blues
By Roger Wood and James Fraher
(Austin: University of Texas Press, 2003)

The Handbook of Texas Music
By Roy Barkley, Douglas E. Barnett, et. al, eds.
(Austin: Texas State Historical Society, 2003)

The History of Texas Music
By Gary Hartman
(College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2008)

House of Hits
By Andy Bradley and Roger Wood
(Austin: University of Texas Press, 2010)

The Improbable Rise of Redneck Rock
By Jan Reid
(Austin: University of Texas Press, 2004)

The Roots of Texas Music
By Lawrence Clayton and Joe Specht, eds.
(College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2003)

Telling Stories Writing Songs
By Kathleen Hudson
(Austin: University of Texas Press, 2001)

Texan Jazz
By Dave Oliphant
(Austin: University of Texas Press, 1996)