The Singers and Songs

  • Drifting Texas Sand
  • Andy Anderson
    Deep in the Heart of Texas
    “Here’s a song that mocks sentimental patriotism”
  • Jimmy Lewis
    All Those Girls From Texas
    "He sounds as bad off as a rubber-billed woodpecker in a petrified forest."
  • Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family
    The Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers in Texas (T for Texas, T for Tennessee)
  • Don Santiago Jimenez
    Ay Te Dejo En San Antonio
    "One of the great things about Texas music is that it has so many influences. You hear country, blues, soul, and from right across the border, canjunto norteno music, and you hear some of the best."
  • Tex Williams and His Western Caravan
    I Got Texas In My Soul
    “I think I’d get an angry phone call if I let this hour go by without playing the red-headed stranger”
  • Larry Davis
    Texas Flood
    “The great songs live outside of the moment of their inception”
  • Blue Yodel No. 1 (T for Texas)
    "The word yodel is derived from the German word eyoden, meaning to utter the syllable 'yo', as in Yo Bro."
  • June Christy
    Across the Alley From the Alamo
  • Under A Texas Moon
  • All That Oil In Texas
  • Texas Me
    "There's one for all you head-bangers out there"
  • Waltz Across Texas
    "The Original ET"
  • Dixie Nightingales
  • Ry Cooder & Freddy Fender
    Across The Border Line

The Other People and Players

  • Jim Dickinson
  • John Hiatt
  • Leon Rene
  • John Steinbeck
    "I’ve said that Texas is a state of mind but I think it is more than that. It is a mystique closely approximating a religion."
  • "Like one of the recent gubernatorial candidates of Texas most recently said, 'If you ain't Texan, I ain't got time for you.' "
  • King Nawahi and the International Cowboys
  • The Temptations
  • Beckham
  • David Crockett
  • William Travis
  • Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
  • Tex Williams
  • Sam Houston
  • Augustus Allen
  • Don Kirby Allen
  • Mick Jager
  • The Rolling Stones (the OTHER Rolling Stones)
  • Stan Kenton Band
  • The Drifters
  • Roy Rogers
  • Ray Charles
  • Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Willie Nelson
    “Willie nelson’s tour bus runs on cooking oil…I’ve toured with Willie…sometimes late at night you can see us, I’m filling up at the gas station and he’s filling up at Denny’s”
  • Jack Nicholson
    "He does more acting with one eyebrow than anybody else does with their entire body."
  • Elvis Presley
    "Cleaned up that naughty 'One Night' and hit big with it" “the swivel hipped rockabilly cat”

The Other Songs and Albums

The Guests

The Movies and TV Shows

The Places

  • Beaumont, TX
  • Catalina Island
  • San Pedro
  • The Alamo
  • Bronze Peacock Dinner Club
  • CBGB’s
  • Spain
  • Dallas, TX
  • Mexico
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Tennessee
  • Louisiana
  • Los Angeles

Record Labels

  • Arhoolie Records
  • Sony BMG
    "They got all these people working for them, but I don't see any of them going out and finding people like Jimmy Rogers and the Carter Family. They're in CBGB's which is also gone now. Time marches on."
  • Minute Records
  • Victor Records
  • Peacock Records

“All of our shows are about truckers, if not for truckers”
"Well as the sun sets in the west, it's time to bid adieu to our largest state in the continental 48. We're gonna hop in the car, drive across the panhandle and see what we find out. We'll report back here cause you can bet your bottom dollar that whatever we find is gonna be another theme right here on the Theme Time Radio Hour. Adios."