From Texas Standard:
Alright y’all — it’s time to lasso the Top 5 Texas Songs with KUTX’s Laurie Gallardo!
#5 Luckenback Texas, performed by Waylon Jennings
- Full title is Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love).
- A country number one, it only got to number 25 on the pop charts.
- Luckenbach is actually an unincorporated town — not much there but a dance hall, a working saloon, and a general store.
- The way the place got associated with music was that Jerry Jeff Walker recorded a live album at the Luckenbach Dance Hall in 1973 — an album called “Viva Terlingua.” Otherwise, the place is pretty unremarkable.