Texas has produced and influenced countless world-renowned musicians and performers for as long as people have been listening to music. Not to sound like we’re bragging, but our bench is deep. And since you can’t go check out a live show currently, here are some great Texas artists you can stream right now.
Song: Colors / Genre: Soul
Austin-based Adrian Quesada and Eric Burton formed Black Pumas in 2017 and released their debut album in 2019.
Khruangbin & Leon Bridges
Song: Texas Sun / Genre: R&B
The musical trio Khruangbin is from Houston and Leon Bridges grew up in Fort Worth, making this collaboration genuinely Texan.
Gary Clark Jr.
Song: Low Down Rolling Stone / Genre: Blues, Rock
Gary Clark Jr. was born and raised in Austin, where he honed his sound playing local bars and clubs as a teenager.
Song: Easier With You / Genre: Folk, Rock, Funk
Bob Schneider was born in Austin, and it’s impossible to talk about the local music scene without mentioning his name.
Song: The Bones / Genre: Country Pop
Born in Arlington, Maren Morris began learning the guitar at the age of 12. Three years later, she released her debut studio album.
Song: Talk / Genre: R&B, Soul
Khalid got his start in El Paso while attending high school and posting his songs online. Before his senior year ended, he was already on the Billboard charts.
Song: Butterfly Effect / Genre: Trap, Hip-Hop
Houston native Travis Scott signed his first label deal in 2012 and has since gone on to receive both critical and commercial acclaim.
Song: Magazin / Genre: Indie Rock, Garage
White Denim formed in Austin in 2006, playing the local bar scene. They’ve since become prolific musicians, having released 12 albums.
Song: Sometimes / Genre: Electronic Rock
This Austin duo began performing together in 2004. Vocalist Aaron Behrens is from San Saba, and percussionist Thomas Turner was born in Pecos.
Song: Cranes in the Sky / Genre: R&B, Pop
Solange is from Houston and has been performing on her own since age 16 when she released her first studio album.
Song: Butterflies / Genre: Country Pop
One of Nashville’s top stars, Kacey Musgraves was born in Golden, Texas. Her career took off in 2008 when she was living in Austin.
Song: Hot Thoughts / Genre: Indie Rock
Formed in 1993, Spoon is one of Austin’s most well-known acts. Lead singer and founder Britt Daniel was born in Galveston.
Song: Mansion Door / Genre: Blues, Folk, Alternative
A true Austin native, Shakey Graves (Alejandro Rose-Garcia) got his start in 2011 with his solo debut album, Roll the Bones.
Song: Louder Than a Lion / Genre: Indie Rock
Sherri DuPree and her siblings formed the Towheads in 1997 in Tyler, Texas. They later became Eisley and in 2004, they released their first major label album. Current members include Sherri and her cousin, Garron.
Song: Como la Flor / Genre: Tejano
Selena is often referred to as the Queen of Tejano. A Lake Jackson native, she called Corpus Christi home. She was killed tragically in 1995.
Song: Love on Top / Genre: R&B, Pop
Beyoncé needs no introduction. She was born and raised in Houston and found early fame as the lead singer of Destiny’s Child. Her first solo album was released in 2003.
Song: On the Road Again / Genre: Country
Willie Nelson is arguably the epitome of Texas country music. He was born in Abbott, Texas, but found his outlaw sound in Austin.