February 24 2021

Like Texas Rain

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Texas Rain was an album released in 2001. The album was subtitled the Hill Country Recordings. In the late 1980’s Texas singer/ songwriter Townes Van Zandt began re- recording his classic compositions. He envisioned a box set of music he would call NEWOLOGY. Of these recordings, 12 resurfaced in Texas Rain. The album is essentially a series of duets with the legendary Townes, and an all-star lineup of country and folk musicians. The Texas Rain album featured Freddy Fender, Emmylou Harris, Kathy Mattea, James McMurtry, Augie Myers, Willie Nelson, Rubin Ramos & The Texas Revolution, Kimmie Rhodes, Calvin Russell, Doug Sahm, Jerry Jeff Walker, John Inmon and the Chromatics.

“I was just tapped on the shoulder from above and told to write these songs, as opposed to wanting to be a success in the music business.”

Townes Van Zandt

Texas Rain” is also a new single by Rockwall, Texas native Graycie York. Her, “Texas Rain” has risen to the #22 spot in Texas Music Pickers most streamed Texas/ Red Dirt singles this week.

The song is something of a breakup song. A song about being unable to put up with someone, even though you love them and how hard it is to be without them because you love them so much. The musical element of the song is not twangy country music yet it is more a rock and up beat tempo.

Graycie York has been singing and performing most all of her life. Information I obtained from her webpage indicates she recalled singing in the backseat at the age of two.

She has a great voice and she has ambition and hope to become somebody in the music industry soon. I believe in her and her music. The weather in West Texas is constantly changing. There is nothing like a Texas rain storm to cool the air and settle the dusty landscape. Often after a rain the beauty of the driest and the most rough terrain is revealed. I find this beauty in Graycie York’s music.

“My dream has always been to just do music…I’m trying to be as humble as I can, because that’s how I was raised…Things are happening really fast.”

Graycie York

Like Texas Rain


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Posted February 24, 2021 by Cody Watson in category "Pancho Palace

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