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The Very Best Songs About Austin, Texas

Discover the very best songs about Austin, Texas. Whether you’re traveling there tomorrow or simply dreaming wistfully of SXSW and Austin City Limits, we have your back. From Willie Nelson to Spoon, from Jerry Jeff Walker to Stevie Ray Vaughan, from Slaid Cleaves to Patty Griffin, we’ve gathered the very best songs about Austin, Texas in one place. Start with our top ten songs about Austin, and then explore by genre – including rock, country, alternative, singer/songwriters, blues, standards, hip hop, pop, hip hop and even some Christmas tunes. There’s even a song about Willie Nelson picking up and moving to Austin. You’ll find all the best songs about Austin, Texas right here.

Top 10 songs about Austin, Texas

  1. Texas Flood – Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble (iTunes | Amazon) The title track of Vaughan’s 1983 debut album made a big impression on Austin and after his sudden death in 1990 became his anthem
  2. Sangria Wine – Jerry Jeff Walker (iTunes | Amazon) Jerry Jeff sings about “Austin on a Saturday Night” in this Hill Country classic
  3. Devil Town – Bright Eyes (iTunes | Amazon) Cover of Austin musician Daniel Johnston’s creepily self-aware classic track became a defacto theme song for the Friday Night Lights TV series, filmed in Austin
  4. Austin Night – Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash (iTunes | Amazon) These Sons (no relation) sing tell of discovering Austin in this 2005 track
  5. Sweet Tequila Blues – Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez (iTunes) “And get me back to Austin… Oh damn, I miss that town”
  6. What Would Willie Do – Gary Allan (iTunes | Amazon) Austin’s patron saint made his home there. But he’s evidently too modest to record a song about it, so Allen created Austin’s unofficial Willie anthem
  7. Horseshoe Lounge – Slaid Cleaves (iTunes | Amazon) Cleaves’ unassuming song describes a South Austin dive bar to the tee. If you stop in at this joint on South Lamar, you’ll find the track featured in their jukebox
  8. The Eyes of Texas – The University of Texas Longhorn Marching Band (iTunes | Amazon) Austin’s original music-makers and the beloved alma mater of the Texas Longhorns at the University of Texas at Austin
  9. London Homesick Blues – Jerry Jeff Walker (iTunes | Amazon) Jerry Jeff yearns to leave the Brits behind and get home to Austin and its (long since shuttered) Armadillo World Headquarters music hall in this classic cover
  10. Texas on a Saturday Night – Willie Nelson (iTunes | Amazon) It may not be Austin specific, but it is Texas and it is Willie and there’s nothing quite like Austin on a Saturday night

Want more songs about Austin, Texas? Check the list below for more favorites, standbys, classics, and a few oddball selections. Like us on Facebook or check out more top 10 songs for other great cities and destinations.

More Songs About Austin, Texas

ROCK SONGS ABOUT AUSTIN

COUNTRY SONGS ABOUT AUSTIN

ALTERNATIVE SONGS ABOUT AUSTIN

SINGER/SONGWRITER SONGS ABOUT AUSTIN

BLUES SONGS ABOUT AUSTIN

STANDARD SONGS ABOUT AUSTIN & TEXAS

POP SONGS ABOUT AUSTIN

HIP HOP SONGS ABOUT AUSTIN

CHRISTMAS & HOLIDAY SONGS ABOUT AUSTIN

SUGGEST SONGS ABOUT AUSTIN, TEXAS

Is there a great, good, or not half-bad song about Austin or that takes place in Austin that we missed? Drop us a line or contact us on Facebook and let us know. If it’s a fit, we’ll be sure to add it to our list of the best songs about Austin, Texas.

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