#MusicMonday: “Dear Texas (Love Tennessee)”


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Texas and Tennessee have a unique bond

that I was excited about highlighting in the song “Dear Texas (Love Tennessee).” Also produced by Chris Utley of Benchmark Sound, as was Seeing Ghosts, this song features a few harmonies that have become my favorite parts of the song. I could even see this as a duet.

I could see “Texas” as I was writing this: tall, gruff, cowboy, his pride keeping him away from the person who loves him most and the surprise that might change his life.

I hope you enjoy it and if so, please SHARE it and COMMENT with your reaction. Also, check out the lyrics below the audio track.

On Wednesday, I’ll share the story behind writing this song in a “behind the music” post.

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Song inspiration: A post on Facebook
Favorite line: “Meet Tennessee”
Style: Traditional country
I imagine it sung by: Chris Stapleton, Easton Corbin, William Michael Morgan, Granger Smith

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I went to Texas, turned my back on Tennessee
When she turned her back on me
Tore my heart in little pieces and threw them to the wind
I was never going back again
But then a letter came in the door
It said what I’ve been waiting for
She wrote, dear Texas, when you coming back for me
Love Tennessee

Dear Texas
Love Tennessee
Dear Texas

So I drove from Texas all the way back to Tennessee
To find the woman that I need
Climbed the porch and peeking through the door
Was a little version of me
I looked into his eyes
It came as no surprise to me
He said, dear Texas, did you come back for me
To Tennessee

Dear Texas
Love Tennessee
Dear Texas

I didn’t know what I was missing
‘Til she stepped out and kissed me on the porch
And said

I know you love Texas
But stay right here in Tennessee
I’ll be everything you need
And this little boy will bring you to your knees
Meet Tennessee

Dear Texas
Meet Tennessee
Dear Texas
Love Tennessee







Last modified: December 31, 2017

2 Responses to " #MusicMonday: “Dear Texas (Love Tennessee)” "

  1. Clark Rickman says:

    Melissa: I absolutely love this song. Found it on Soundcloud. One of the best country songs I’ve heard in a while. I live in Franklin and if you ever play songwriter nights my wife and I would love to come see you.

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