Authentic Texas Country Music has always had a special emphasis on the steel guitar and fiddle combined with the soul-full strains of voices singing about lost loves and the ever present bottle that is sometimes the only companion that is constant. Heart of Texas Records has just released “Texas On A Saturday Night” as the perfect blend of sorrow and happiness, lost love and new found romance and of course the ever present liquid that helps to relieve the pain or toast new love.
Johnny Bush and Justin Trevino compliment each other on the fifteen duets on “Texas On A Saturday Night” like they have been singing them together for years. As a matter of fact, Bush and Trevino have pleased dance halls all over the Lone Star State with these great classics including “(Wine Friend of Mine) Stand By Me” “Jim, Jack and Rose” “Shell of A Man” “That’s What It’s Like To Be Lonesome” “Pour The Wine” “Swinging Doors” “Wrong Side of the World” “I Threw Away The Rose” “Mr. Record Man” and “If She Could See Me Now.”
“I wanted to choose songs that exemplified what someone would hear when they walked into a typical Texas dance hall,” Justin Trevino said. “Of course, it was easy because so many of John’s songs have become Texas Dance Hall Classics. I wanted to include several of his great songs while highlighting some that we have performed throughout the years but never recorded.”
Trevino met Bush nearly twenty years ago for the fist time. He studied Bush’s music and became his bass player and front man for five years. During that time, Bush and Trevino would also sing several duets during the show. They talked on several occasions about doing a project, but due to contractual agreements were not able to accomplish that task until “Texas On A Saturday Night.”
Bush, who is one of the greatest Texas Honkytonkers, provides some of his best vocals in the past twenty years. Trevino worked to bring the 1960’s Johnny Bush sound into his studio backed with some of Texas best musicians including Bobby Flores, Dicky Overbey, Ralph Mooney, Johnny Cox, Jim Loessberg and Floyd Domino.
Trevino actually contributed a special song for the project, “Tonight, I’ll Break The Bottle Out.” He actually composed the song as a teenager. Originally, Trevino wrote it with Bush in mind but never approached him about it. While recording this project, Trevino remembered the song and sang it for Bush. Bush was so impressed with the composition and insisted on putting it on “Texas On A Saturday Night.”
“We hear a lot about ‘Texas Country’ today,” Heart of Texas Records President Tracy Pitcox said. “While hearing this project being put together, I realized that this was the real ‘Texas Country’ music. ‘Texas On A Saturday Night’ pairs two great Texas artists blending on these great classics. The project is destined to be a classic itself.
“Texas On A Saturday Night” is available at music outlets that carry Traditional Country Music or directly online at www.heartoftexascountry.com.