Texans have played a pivotal role in shaping the distinctive sound of American music. No less than six uniquely American forms of music—rock-and-roll, conjunto, jazz, blues, Tejano, and western swing—either were invented in or first flourished in the Lone Star State. Without influential Texans such as Buddy Holly, Janis Joplin, Blind Lemon Jefferson, and Willie Nelson, today’s music would sound drastically different.
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