Texas Image
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  • Summary: The latest release for the Texas singer-songwriter features duets with such artists as Ronnie Dunn, Steve Earle, Billy F. Gibbons, Vince Gill, Lyle Lovett, Willie Nelson, Randy Rogers, and Lee Ann Womack.
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  • Record Label: Rodney Crowell
  • Genre(s): Country, Pop/Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, New Traditionalist, Country-Rock, Neo-Traditionalist Country, Progressive Country
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  1. 80
    Crowell mostly uses the theme in a light-hearted manner, recounting both the charms and foibles of the state’s citizens. ... Even when the connection to the location seems tangential at best, there is a sense of ease and fun that makes Texas pretty irresistible.
  2. Sep 26, 2019
    80
    The songs are filled with good humor and wry details, the music played with exuberance and casual virtuosity, a combination that amounts to an outright celebration of the many things that makes Texas great.
  3. Sep 26, 2019
    80
    If Texas is a deliberately ambiguous assessment of Crowell’s home state, it’s also a resounding endorsement of the enduring powers of its composer.
  4. Sep 26, 2019
    67
    Co-crafted with Steve Earle lieutenant Ray Kennedy, and eight of 11 tracks guesting a Crowell crony, not all the material connects ("Deep in the Heart of Uncertain Texas"), but the pairings prove pure.