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All the Texans Featured on Slash's New AlbumQuick: ask someone who they think of when they hear the term “Texas music.” We bet you get “George Strait” or “Willie.”Country music may be the first genre that comes to mind for many, but historically, Texas is as much a blues state as it is anything else. The genre’s early greats Blind Lemon Jefferson, Lightnin’ Hopkins, and T-Bone Walker were all born here. Lead Belly and Robert Johnson may not have been native Texans, but they got here as fast as they could; Johnson’s only two recording sessions took place in San Antonio (1936) and Dallas (1937), before his death in 1938. Blues music has helped define Texas music ever since—from Albert Collins to Edgar Winter to Stevie Ray Vaughan.The appearance of ZZ Top’s Billy…

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