FC: Texas Tunes from A-Z By: Will Carson
1: Table Of Contents | A - Austin City Limits | B - Beyonce | C - Cowboys Stadium | D - Down The Line | F - Frank Erwin Center | E - Esperanza Spalding | G - Selena Gomez | H - Gruene Hall | I - I Wanna Know Her Again | J - Johnny Gimble
2: K - Kent Kennan | L - The Long Center | M - The Moody Theatre | N - Nelly | O - Oasis | P - Paramount Theatre | Q - Selena Quintinilla | R - Rusty Weir | S - Stevie Ray Vaughan | T - The Eagles | U - U.T Fight Song | V - Verizon Amphitheatre
3: W - The Wagoneers | X - All My Exes Live In Texas | Y - You Are Always On My Mind | Z - Zilker Park
4: A | Austin City Limits | Austin City Limits is a music festival that's been taking place in Austin every year since 2001. it takes place at Zilker Park and as many as 75,000 people attend. | Festival
5: B | Beyonce | Beyonce is an R and B artist from Houston, TX. She was formerly in a group called Destiny's Child but is now a solo artist. She's married to rapper Jay-Z and has 5 number one singles. | Solo Artist; R and B
6: C | Cowboys Stadium | Cowboys Stadium is an arena in Dallas. Construction for it started in 2005 and was completed in 2009. It's one of few stadiums in the country with a retractable roof. It also has the world's largest TV screen. | Arena
7: D | Down The Line | Down The Line is a country-western song released by The Wagoneers in 1988. It was on their album Stout And High but never gained much popularity. | Song; country
8: E | Esperanza Spalding | Esperanza Spalding is a jazz musician with 3 albums who lives in Austin. She has performed on the TV show Austin City Limits and has won this year's Grammy award for Best New Artist. | Solo Artist; jazz
9: F | Frank Erwin Center | The Frank Erwin Center is an arena in Austin that opened in 1977. It can hold over 16,000 people and is used for rock concerts and basketball games. | Arena
10: G | Selena Gomez | lead singer of a band; pop | Selena Gomez is a pop singer/actor who was born in Grand Praries. She is in a band called Selena Gomez and The Scene, who have released 2 albums. Their next album will be released in June.
11: H | Gruene Hall | Music Venue | Gruene Hall is a music venue located in New Braunfels. It opened in 1878 and has had people such as Willie Nelson, George Strait and Lyle Lovett have peformed there. It was also used as a set for the movie Michael, starring John Travolta.
12: I | I Wanna Know Her Again | Song; country | I Wanna Know Her Again is the first single by The Wagoneers. It was off of their album Stout And High. It charted # 43 on the American country charts and # 32 on the Canadian coutnry charts.
13: J | Johnny Gimble and The Texas Swing | Band; Country | Johnny Gimble and The Texas Swing was a country band made in 1983 in Tyler, Texas. They have 10 albums and one number 1 hit. The front man, Johnny Gimble, is 84 and plays the fiddle.
14: K | Kent Kennan | Solo artist; classical | Kent Kennan was a classical musician who was born in Wisconson in 1913. He eventually became a professer at U.T before making his first album. he died in Austin in 2003.
15: L | The Long Center | Music Venue | The Long Center is a theatre in Austin. It costed $20 million to make and construction started in 1998. After 10 years of construction, the theatre opened. It hosts many concerts, plays and operas.
16: M | Moody Theatre | Music venue | The Moody theatre is a music venue that opened this February. It is the new home for the tv show Austin City Limits and has had many performers such as Willie Nelson and Janet Jackson.
17: N | Nelly | Solo: Rap/hip hop | Nelly is a rapper born in Austin. His real name is Cornell Haynes and is 36 years old. He has released 6 albums, 3 of which have been #1. He also has 3 #1 singles.
18: O | Oasis | Band; Rock | Oasis is a Rock band formed in 1991. Every album with new mateirial they've released has been #1. The bassist is from Texas but everyone else is from england.
19: P | Paramount Theatre | The Paramount Theatre is a music that plays a variety of acts. It was built in 1915 and restored in 1976. It has many purposes such as screening films, showing plays and more.
20: Q | Selena Quintanilla | Solo Artist; Americana | Selena Quintanilla (better known as Selena) was born in 1971 in Corpus Christi. She released 5 albums, 1 of which is number one. She was murdered by the president of her fan club president in 1995 in a Corpus Christi motel.
21: R | Rusty Wier | Solo Artist | Rusty Wier was a solo artist who sang many genres of music. He had one album and one single was a minor pop hit until Bonnie Raitt covered it. He was inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame and died of cancer in 2009.
22: S | Stevie Ray Vaughan | Solo Artist; Country | Stevie Ray Vaughan was a country artist born in Dallas in 1954. He released 6 albums and had a number 1 song. He died in 1990, at just age 35.
23: T | The Eagles | Band;Rock | The Eagles are a rock band. The singer/drummer, Don Henly, is from Gilmer, Texas. They formed in 1972 and out of their 7 albums, 4 have been #1. They also have 5 #1 singles.
24: U | U.T Fight Song | Song | The U.T Fight Song is also known as Texas Fight. It was written by Colonel Walter Hunnicutt and is always sung in U.T football games. The lyrics in the song are changed often depending on the football game.
25: V | Verizon Amphitheatre | Music venue; festival | The Verizon Amphitheatre is a 20,000 seat theatre in Selma,Texas. It has hosted 4 festivals. It had mixed reviews from locals and closed after just 2 years of operation.
26: W | The Wagoneers | band; country | The Wagoneers are a band from Austin, TX formed in 1987 by drummer Thomas Lewis. They were signed into A and M records in 1988 and released 2 albums. they broke up in 1990.
27: X | All My Exes Live in Texas | song; country | All My Exes Live in Texas is a song by country artist George Strait released in 1987. It came off of his album Ocean Front Property and went #1 on the Billboard country charts.
28: Y | You Are Always On My Mind | Song;country | You Are Always On My Mind is a song by Willie Nelson. It was released on his album Stardust in 1978. The song is a cover of a Ray Charles song and won Willie a Grammy
29: Z | Zilker Park | venue | Zilker Park is a Music Venue in Austin, TX founded in 1917. It is 15 acres big and hosts festivals such as Blues on The Green and ACL.
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