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The Ten Best Texas Country Songs of 2013

This past June, we provided a list of the 10 best Texas Country/Red Dirt/Whatever tunes in 2013 up to that point of the year. With 2014 looming, we're still not sure what the nebulous terms slapped onto the songs and bands that made up that list really mean. With an entire year of music to listen back upon, we do know it's been a great year, regardless of which brainless box one tries to shove these fine acts into.

A few of the songs from our June list made it onto this one. Those tunes were great then, and seem greater now as we've had months to let them seep deeper into our skin. The ones that didn't make the cut on this go 'round are still noteworthy, but were caught in the end by some other songs that hit us a bit harder down the home-stretch. Of course, those numbers are still fine examples of Red-Texas-Dirt-Country, none the less.

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Kelly Dearmore