West Texas is strong in country music and four of our great artists have come together to make one band, The Panhandlers.

There are four artists in The Panhandlers band, Josh Abbott, William Clark Green, Cleto Cordero, and John Baumann.

According to their website, The Panhandlers aren't your typical hometown heroes. Separately the band's four members are acclaimed songwriters and road-tested frontmen in their own right. Together, they're a true powerhouse representing some of Texas's most beloved musical exports, rolling their talents into a band whose homegrown country music revisits and revises the classic influence of West Texas."

They are now ready to announce their second studio album, Tough country. The record will have 14 songs and will be released on March 3rd, 2023.

Tough Country tracklist:

1. “Flat Land”
2. “Where Cotton Is King”
3. “West Texas Is The Best Texas”
4. “Midland Jamboree”
5. “Tough Country”
6. “Moonlight in Marfa”
7. “Lajitas’
8. “Valentine, For Valentines”
9. “Santa Fe”
10. “The Chilton Song”
11. “The Last Gentleman In Southwest Texas”
12. “Last Hangover”
13. “The Corner Comedian”
14. “I Got Your Back Dog”

Here is a sneak peek of one of the songs.

Josh Abbott says the new album is in a celebration of a region near and dear to each band member. It will show the world parts of West Texas culture.

You can find out more about them on their website.

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