Hank Williams Jr performs “Texas Women” On That Nashville Music 1981.

Reached # 1 on the US charts. Hot Country Songs, remained in the charts for 13 weeks. It was the second number one of the career of Hank Jr.

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Texas Women:

Song written and recorded by Hank Williams Jr., for the Elektra label, in the fall of 1980, at Sound Stage Studio, 10 Music Circle South, Nashville, TN, in the recording of the song and album, was accompanied by: Hank Williams, Jr. (vcl / gt / dobro / keyboards), John Goin (ac / gt), Bobby Thompson (ac gt / 12-str gt / banjo), Reggie Young (gt), Fred Newell (gt), Kieran Kane (mandolin), Eddie Long (steel), Joe Osborn (bass), Steve Shaffer (bass-1), Larrie Londin (drums / conga), Farrell Morris (tambourine / marimba), Lisa Silver-Reynolds / Jerry Rivers (fiddle), Terry McMillan (harmonica), Larry Knechtel / Alan Moore (keyboards), with the production of Jimmy Bowen, was released on February 7, 1981. On March 28, 1981, it reached # 1 on the US charts. Hot Country Songs, remained in the charts for 13 weeks, in the Canadian RPM Country Tracks lists, arrived at the position number # 22. It was the second number one of the career of Hank Jr.

Lp cover Hank Jr. ( Elektra 1981 )
Lp cover Hank Jr. ( Elektra 1981 )

 

The song was included in the studio album, Rowdy (Elektra 1981), was released in January 1981, reaching position # 2 of the lists of US Top Country Albums. The album was certified gold record in the USA.

 

 

This simple ode to the alluring and enduring charm of the female gender from the Lone Star state turned out to be an important career moment in Williams’ recording career. Beginning in 1979, his records began to hit the top ten on a regular basis as never before, but this Hank Williams, Jr. song returned him to the number one slot for the first time in almost a decade.

Hank Williams Jr – Texas Women Lyrics

I’ve got some fond memories of San Angelo,
And I’ve seen some beauty queens in El Paso,
But the best lookin women that I’ve ever seen,
Have all been in Texas and all wearin jeans.

Chorus:
I’m a country plowboy,
Not an urban cowboy,
And I dont ride bulls,
But I have fought some men,
Drive a pickup truck,
Trust in God and luck,
And I live to love Texas women.

I thought I’d seen beauty in far away places,
Til I looked upon those Houston faces.
Spent Hollywood nights up in Beverly Hills,
But they weren’t nothin like one night in Brownsville.

I’m a country plowboy,
Not an urban cowboy,
And I dont ride bulls,
But I have fought some men,
Drive a pickup truck,
Trust in God and luck,
And I live to love Texas women.

I’m a pretty fair judge of the opposite sex,
And I ain’t seen nothin that will touch them yet.
They may be from Waco or out in Lampasas,
But one thing about them,
They all come from Texas.

I’m a country plowboy,
Not an urban cowboy,
And I dont ride bulls,
But I have fought some men,
Drive a pickup truck,
Trust in God and luck,
And I live to love Texas women.

I’m an Oiler fan,
Not a soccer man.
And my arms are red,
And so is my blood,
And they make it boil
With that soft Texas drawl
And I love em all,
Texas women.
A-ha!

Single Hank Jr. ( Elektra 1981 )
Single Hank Jr. ( Elektra 1981 )

Miquel Batlle
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