There’s a reason why there’s a specific designation as “Texas Country.” It’s a different sound, a different style, and has a different swagger than Country music that comes from other states. But not all music in Texas is Country (thankfully). With festivals like South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin and artists like Pantera, Midlake, and others, there’s a lot of musical diversity in the Lone Star State. Here’s a running list of Texas music.


Alternative Country

Western Swing


Indie Rock

Alternative Rock

Heavy Metal

More Music

Check out the Texas Monthly list of top 100 Texas Songs