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FC: A Magical Guide to The Epic Adventure That is Texas Music

1: A Magical Guide to the Epic Adventure that is Texas Music | By: Marlaina And Remy

2: Table of Contents | A- ACL B- Beyonce C- Sandy Cheeks ' Wish i was back in Texas' D- Demi lavato E- Ainjel Emime F-Texas Flood-SRV G-George Straight H-I should Have been a cowboy I- If it wasn't for Texas J- Jump On It K-The Kids Are Alright Fest L- Jimmy LaFave M- The Monkees

3: N- Nocturnal O- Original Glitch P- Paramount Theater Q- Quarter Shackle R- Remy Duangan S- Selena Gomez T- The Parish room U- Uncle Walts band V- Stevie Ray Vaughn W- Wurst Fest X- Under The X in Texas Y- if you're gonna play in Texas you gotta have a fiddle in the band Z- ZZ top

4: A | Austin City Limits (Festival Varied) | ACL music festival is a 3-day, 8 stage, 130 band event that takes place in Austin, Texas every year. People from all over the country flock to Texas to see this legendary festival. This year will be the 10th anniversary, and it is sure to be a very memorable event. |

5: B | Beyonce (R&B, Solo Artist) | Born September 4, 1981, in Houston, Texas, Beyonce started singing at an early age. She competed in many local talent shows and wowed audiences and judges with her natural singing and dancing abilities. In 1997 Beyonce, her cousin and two classmates got a record deal known as 'Destiny's child'. In 2001 she left thr group and became a solo artists with her dabut album, 'Dangerously In Love'. |

6: C | Sandy Cheeks (Song,Country) | Born in November 17, 1987 in Austin Texas this squirrel has a talent for Science, sports, karate and singing. She is best Friends with SpongeBob and Patrick Star.

7: D | Demi Lavato Pop solo artist | Born August 20, 1992 in Dallas, Texas. Singer/songwriter, actress, musician, dancer, model and activist she got her big start on Barney and friends in 2002 and is currently working for Disney Channel. |

8: E | Ainjel Emme crafts a dynamic blend of torchy folk, rock, pop and soul. Her first album, Heartache is Boring, was released in October 2003 to become the next chart topper. Ainjel performed regularly in and around her hometown of Austin. | | Ainjel Emme (Varied, Solo Artist)

9: F | Friends Bar (Varied, Venue) | Friends is located in the heart of 6th Street district, in downtown Austin. It's a favorite spot for Austinites and all of those who want to experience the true essence of Austin. Live music performed by some of Austin's local rock and blues bands as well as bands from all over. |

10: G | George Strait was born May 18, 1952, in Poteet, Texas. Strait began playing music as a teenager, joining in a rock 'n' roll garage band. In 1971, two years after joining the army, he played country music with the Army-sponsored band. After dropping out of the army, Strait started his own country band, Ace in the Hole, leading to the road of success. | George Strait (country and solo artist) |

11: H | I SHould Have Been a Cowboy- Toby Keith | This song was Toby Keith's #1 song released on his debut album back in February 1993. It set #1 on the US Hot Billboard Country Music. This talented country singer was born July 8th, 1961 in Clinton, Oklahoma. In the early 90's Toby signed the Mercury Records contract. His albums, Boomtown and Blue Moon, were as successful from his popular hits "Who's That Man" and "Me Too." In 1997 he recorded "I'm So Happy I Can't Stop Crying," which earned the duo a Grammy nomination. |

12: I | Texas- George Strait (country and solo artist | This country singer, referred to as The King of Country, “Unwound” gave him his first hit in 1981. Strait has sold more than 68.5 million albums and his certifications from the RIAA included 13 multi-platinum, 33 platinum and 38 gold albums. His song "Texas" is ranked 89% in all his 326 songs. Strait ended the decade by winning the CMA entertainer of the year award in 1989. However, this year's highlight was his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame on Nov. 6. |

13: J | 'Jump On it' Sir Mix-A-Lot (song, Hip-Hop) | "What's up Dallas, what's up Dallas jump on it, jump on it, jump on it What's up San Antone, what's up San Antonio jump on it, jump on it, jump on it What's up Austin, what's up Austin jump on it, jump on it, jump on it What's up Houston, what's up Houston jump on it, jump on it, jump on it " These are the lyrics to " Sir Mix-a-lot's Legendary song 'Jump On It' it toped the charts in 1996 after being released on the album 'Return of the Bumpasaurus'. |

14: K | The Kids Are Alright Fest is Austin’s premier up and coming day festival. This festival provides conduits for young musicians, gamers and athletes into their jobs while raising money for a good cause. Four years ago, James Mays created the TKAA fest with some of his music students as a teen music festival. | The Kids are Alright Festival (various)

15: L | Jimmy LaFave (Solo Artist, | Jimmy LaFave was born in Wills Point, Texas, He Began writing songs in junior high. He moved to Austin in 1986, and he continued his songwriting career. In 1988 he produced his first independent album, 'Highway Angels...Fallen Rain'. This led to a record deal with a small Austin based company, many albums were released, and he is still today making music in Austin Texas. |

16: M | The Monkees (Pop, Rock band) | The Monkees were a band created from the TV show of the same name. The Monkees featured Michael Nesmith who was born in Dallas Texas. The band only lasted thought 1966 through 1968 but had many hit pop and rock songs.

17: N | Nocturnal (Fest, Electronic) | This year celebrates the 16th anniversary of Nocturnal Festival in California. Now Nocturnal is bringing its very own Festival to Texas. For two nights Apache Pass Event Center in Downtown Texas there is raging beats and bright colors all over. |

18: O | Richard Brown Orchestra (Jazz,Band) | Since 1996, The Richard Brown Orchestra has been regarded as Houston's Premiere Gala Orchestra, Richard Brown began his career when he was 18 years old, playing with the The Chamber Symphony of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Lyric Opera. Six years later he moved to Houston to join the Houston Symphony, then in 2000 he started the Richard Brown Jazz Orchestra. |

19: P | The Paramount Theater (Venue, Varied) | The Paramount Theater has been standing proudly on Congress Avenue for over 100 years.Though it was started as a Vaudeville and variety house, The Paramount presents comedy, drama, music, dance, spoken word, children's programming and films to Central Texans each year. |

20: Q | Quiet Valley Ranch (Rhythm and Blues/Folk) | Located 12 miles south of Interstate 10 on Highway 16 between Kerrville and Medina, Quiet Valley Ranch is nestled on 50 unspoiled acres in a peaceful hill country valley. You can stay and watch their Rhythm and Folk concerts o sit beside a campfire watching the wildlife in woods.

21: R | Remy Dunagan (solo artist) | Remy Dunagan was born on September 19, 1997 in Austin Texas. Her father had played the drums from a young age so she was no stranger to music. When she was about 4 years old she got her first drum set. Soon with a little help from her dad she soon was playing with some epic skill, 8 years later and still drumming she joined the Hill Country Middle School band in the percussion section. After playing for the school for a year she left the band and started a drumming career of her own.

22: S | Selena Gomez (Solo artist, Pop) | Actress, Selena Gomez was born July 22, 1992, to parents Amanda Cornett and Ricardo Gomez in Grand Prairie, Texas. She began her show business career in 2001 on the children's show 'Barney & and Friends' but was dropped from the show in 2003. She had many small roles but in 2007 when she landed the staring role in Disney's 'Wizards of Waverly Place'. |

23: T | The Parish (Venue, Varied) | Located in downtown Austin in the historic district of 6th Street. The parish room spots a large variety of music acts and talents. Many Famous stars like Slash, OK Go, Tom Morello, and Grizzly Bear as well as many other stars played here. The Parish also hosts private events, they also have catering, A/V and entertainment booking services.Just minutes from the Austin Convention Center, and close by the famous Driskill Hotel, The Parish is suited for anyones needs. |

24: U | Uncle Walt's Band was the beginning of the Austin music.In 1993 Walt's second album by Sugar Hill called "Music Town." Again, Champ was on acoustic lead guitar throughout, and David put in vocal harmonies on four songs. Walter wrote or co-wrote all 12 songs, and like "King Tears," the album has more of a jazz than country tinge to it. Walter Hyatt was 47. He has a wife Heidi and two young children, Taylor and Rose Evelyn. Walter's daughter Haley is 20. Sugar Hill is selling all of Walter's CDs to benefit his family. | Uncle Walt's Band (country) |

25: V | Born in Dallas, Texas, Vaughan began playing guitar at 7, inspired by brother Jimmie. At 17 he dropped out of high school wanted to become more focused on his music. In 1970 Stevie had formed his first blues band, Blackbird. Vaughan later then joined Paul Ray and Austin's band of the year in 1976 but later leaving them for Double Trouble were Vaughan became the band's lead singer. Vaughn sadly died in a motorcycle crash in died August 27, 1990 in a helicopter crash at the age of 35 years old . | Stevie Ray Vaughn (Pop, Rock/ Blues) |

26: W | The WurstFest (Varied) | 50 years of bringing the German music back to New Braunfels. The Wurst Festival lasts 10 days in Landa Park. WurstFest's first crowd had a counting of 2,000 song-hungry visitors drawn by the world-wide popularity of this Festival. The festival the place to be in 1963, moving downtown to the Rathskeller (now the New Braunfels Utilities parking lot). The crowd in 1964 tripled, reaching 30,000 and the visitors consumed 5,000 pounds of sausages.

27: X | Under the X in Texas- Johhny Gimble and Texas Swing(country/Folk) | 1938 was the year that 13 year old fiddle player Johnny Gimble, appeared with his brothers on KGBK radio in hometown of Tyler, Texas. In the intervening decades, Gimble has lived one of the most remarkable careers in modern music. Although he's best known as a former member of Bob Wills' Texas Playboys, the 75-year-old Gimble has played and recorded with some of the most important musical figures of the 20th century. |

28: Y | If You're Gonna Play in Texas (You gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band) | "If You're Gonna Play in Texas (You Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band)" is a song written by Murray Kellum and Dan Mitchell, and recorded by American country music band Alabama. The song was released in July 1984 as the third single from the band's fifth album, Roll On, and that October, it became the group's 14th consecutive number-one single on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. |

29: Z | ZZ Top (Rock/Pop) | Formed in Houston, Texas, in 1969, ZZ Top evolved out of the city's psychedelic scene and consist of Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard. The band has released 19 albums, is the subject of 15 books, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994, They began to get significant attention with the release of their third album, Tres Hombres in 1973. Their blues-based, guitar-driven beat made them distinctive, along with their signature sunglasses, long beards, and flashy outfits. |

30: Now you know your Texas ABC's

31: Next time won't you sing with me

32: A | C | H | I | S | Q | X | Y

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