Iconic anthem “God Bless Texas” celebrates 30-year anniversary with star-studded tribute

Featured Artists Include: Randy Rogers, Casey Donahew, Josh Abbott, Aaron Watson, Rodney Crowell, Kevin Fowler and Pat Green

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Thirty years ago, on July 17, 1993, “God Blessed Texas” was released. The iconic anthem, which captured the hearts of millions, continues to resonate with audiences of all ages and holds a special place in the hearts of country music fans worldwide. A tribute version, which features an extraordinary collaboration of some of the most talented and revered artists that hail from the Lone Star State, have joined forces to pay homage to this legendary track. Randy Rogers, Casey Donahew, Josh Abbott, Aaron Watson, Rodney Crowell, Kevin Fowler and Pat Green each bring their own unique style, ensuring a fresh and exciting rendition of the beloved classic. “God Blessed Texas” was written by Porter Howell and Brady Seals and originally released by Little Texas. The song struck a chord with listeners and was able to immediately capture the essence of the Lone Star State with its infectious melodies and powerful lyrics. The new music is available Friday, July 14, for download and streaming and can be pre-saved here.

The song became an anthem for Texas pride and a symbol of unity. “This song made me proud to be from Texas,” says Randy Rogers. “I discovered my love for country music right as this song was released and I watched the video a thousand times. So this is truly a full circle moment for me.”

“Like many other Texans, this song is part of my DNA,” exclaimed Casey Donahew. “I wish I had written it. What an honor to be asked to collaborate on the new version. I have toured all 50 states and I can say one thing for certain, God definitely blessed TEXAS!”

“Bringing an all-star group of Texans together to celebrate 30 years of ‘God Blessed Texas’ is something pretty special,” proudly stated Executive Producer - Brandyn Steen.

“I was a musician in Dallas when “God Blessed Texas” was released, and I was immediately a fan. Over the years, I worked on shows that were with Little Texas, and I’m still a fan. So, it was an honor to be asked to play the guitar parts on this 30th-anniversary tribute,” shared Mark Matejka (guitarist for Lynyrd Skynyrd).

“I’ve seen a lot of places; I’ve been around the worldI’ve seen some pretty faces, been with some beautiful girls
After all, I’ve witnessed, one thing still amazes meJust like a miracle, you have to see to believe
‘Cause God blessed Texas with His own hand
Brought down angels from the Promised Land
He gave them a place where they could dance
If you wanna see Heaven, brother, here’s your chance
I’ve been sent to spread the message
‘God blessed Texas’
First, he lit the sunshine, then He made the water deep
Then he gave us moonlight for all the world to see
Well, everybody knows that the Lord works in mysterious ways
He took a rest, then on the very next day
God blessed Texas with His own hand
Brought down angels from the Promised Land
Gave them a place where they could dance
If you wanna see Heaven, brother, here’s your chance
Well, I’ve been sent to spread the message’
God blessed Texas’...”

The newly released version of “God Blessed Texas” was recorded at The ER Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Key people involved in the project included Brandyn Steen - Executive Director, mixed by Bart Busch and engineered by David Spielberg.

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