Best Texas Country/Red Dirt Song of 2011 – Vote Now
2011 has been a huge year for the Texas Country and Red Dirt music scene. There were so many good songs that we couldn't really pick just one. That's why we've decided to let you pick the Best Texas Country/Red Dirt song of the year. From Eli Young's monster hit in “Crazy Girl,” to Kevin Fowler's “Hell Yeah, I Like Beer” and many more. It was a great year on the scene and now it's your time to voice your opinion. Sound on and vote now on our finalists. Voting Ends at 11:59PM on December 11.
Brandon Rhyder served up a great cover of Don Williams' classic "Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good." This song kept us toe tapping and singing all through the spring and summer.
"Breaks My Heart" got tremendous radio play for Casey Donahew in the early part of 2011. It stands out as the staple track on the album 'Moving On.'
"Ballad of Rosalie" could easily be one of the biggest songs of the summer. Canada and crew knock it out of the park with their newest album, 'This is Indian Land.'
Nationally, "Crazy Girl" might be the biggest song on the list this year. The Eli Young Band skyrocketed up the charts with this monstrous hit song.
Jason Boland's "Mary Ellen's Greenhouse" spent more than a few weeks at the top of the Texas Music Chart. It's true songwriting and storytelling from Boland.
Released earlier this year, "My Texas" was a big hit in the Lone Star State for the Josh Abbott Band. One of the best collaborations of the year.
Kevin Fowler's "Hell Yeah, I Like Beer" might have been the theme song to everyone's summer. Fowler continues to knock out hit after hit.
The Randy Rogers Band has found their most commercial success with their latest album, 'Burning The Day.' That's thanks to strong songs including "Interstate."
The boys from Idaho continue to shined on the Texas Country Scene thanks to to their album Somewhere In Texas released in early 2010. Though the album came out a year ago, "I Hold The Bottle, You Hold The Wheel" got tremendous radio play in the early spring of 2011. The boys of Reckless Kelly have a new album out in 'Good Luck & True Love.'
Most would argue that this song is more Americana but other's argue that it's true Texas country. That's why the fun "I Gotta Go" from Robert Earl Keen makes the list.
Fans of Stoney Larue waited five years for new material but the wait was well worth it. " Velvet" dominated the airwaves in late summer and into early fall.
The Turnpike Troubadours could easily be the hottest up and coming band on the Texas/Red Dirt scene and "Long Hot Summer Day" could have been the anthem for this summer and every summer from here on out.
This might be the newest song on the list of finalists but it's destined to top the chart by the end of the year. Wade Bowen continues his run of great songwriting with "Saturday Night."