Cactus Music Wants You to Help Pick "Houston's Playlist"

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Surely something by Steve Earle, shown at Cactus in May 2011, will make "Houston's playlist," right?
In honor of "Social Media Week," which is a real thing nowadays, the good folks at Cactus Music are asking their customers (and our readers) to nominate one song either about Houston or from a Houston artist to help create what they are calling the "first-ever community-curated playlist inspired by Houston."

Here are the pertinent details:

  • The song must be either inspired by Houston or written and performed by a Houston-based artist, and be no longer than five minutes.
  • All nominations must be submitted to Cactus via this form.
  • One entry will be chosen at random for a $100 Cactus gift card.

The songs with the most votes will be compiled into a one-hour playlist, to be revealed at the store during a listening party from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, February 21. Houston acts whose songs make the playlist may be tapped to perform live during the party.

Off the top of our head, Rocks Off would choose Steve Earle's "Ft. Worth Blues," both because Earle has been such a friend to Cactus over the years and because it contains the line "Houston really ain't that bad a town." We think so, and we know a lot of other folks do too.

What song would you nominate? Let us know, and of course let Cactus know.


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12 comments
Lore Guilmartin
Lore Guilmartin

also Rodney Crowell's "Telephone Road", and Lyle Lovett's "Wallisville Road".

Tony Carr
Tony Carr

"comin' home" by Robert Ellis and "bewah" by Dead Horse

Chris Wright
Chris Wright

Steve earle track has to be "telephone road"

Jeff Hill
Jeff Hill

I click on the link in the article to submit a nomination and it says "We're sorry. You have already taken this survey." I haven't. What should I do?

Jason Barron
Jason Barron

5th ward boys - pudsy, weed, and alcohol

Anonymous
Anonymous

Tell Cactus to update their Constant Contact Survey Sheet link please. It's saying,  We're sorry. You have already taken this survey. Ummm no I haven't 

Adam Castaneda
Adam Castaneda

I wish we could vote more than once. My vote went to Tops Drop, wish I could add Leadbelly's Midnight Special

Sarah Hirsch
Sarah Hirsch

Weird...I sent a video of "Telephone Road" to my friend in Nashville just yesterday, siting it as my favorite song about Houston. :)

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