10 Fun Facts About Little Texas®
The country music sensation Little Texas has been taking the music world by storm since the 1990s! If you're not familiar with the band, we've put together 10 fun facts about Little Texas to help you get to know the guys.
1. The Little Texas Country Rock Band was founded in 1988.
The band originated in Nashville, TN in 1988. The group consisted of six members: Tim Rushlow, Brady Seals, Del Gray, Porter Howell, Dwayne O'Brien, and Duane Propes.
2. The band was influenced by the whole country spectrum.
Band members recall listening to country music produced from the 1950s through the 1970s as well as country rock. The different aspects of the country genre can be heard in Little Texas's well-written music.
3. They worked hard before being signed.
Little Texas formed in 1988, but didn't get signed to Warner Bros. Records until 1991. During those three years the Little Texas country rock band played around 300 venues a year.
4. They've won awards.
Little Texas has had a few hit singles. Their first single off their debut album, "Some Guys Have All the Love" peaked at number 8 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts. They went on to have seven more top ten hits, three Grammy nominations, and honors from the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association.
5. Fans adore Little Texas.
The band has sold over seven million copies of their albums in not only the United States, but all over the world.
6. Little Texas isn't slowing down.
The group knows a thing or two about touring from their early days and they've become pros. This year alone they're booked almost two to three times a week in cities across the country. Seats usually sell out quickly for a Little Texas concert!
7. Little Texas charted for a cover song.
In 1998 Little Texas charted for they cover of "Kiss the Girl" from Disney's Little Mermaid soundtrack. They recorded the cover for The Best of Country Sing the Best of Disney.
8. They're gearing up for album number eight.
This year Little Texas will release their eighth album, Young For A Long Time. Described on their website as "never sound[ing] more confident" this album will deliver a mix of songs that are unique while maintaining that Little Texas flair fans love.
9. They know what they're doing.
Having been around since the late eighties with musical experience beginning earlier than the band's formation, these guys know what they're doing. Attending a Little Texas concert means watching an experienced group of passionate musicians share their incredible talents.
10. They broke up, but got back together.
After releasing their self-titled fourth album, Little Texas broke up in 1998. Duane Propes, Del Gray, Porter Howell, and Dwayne O'Brien reunited in 2004…we're glad they did!
The Isle of Capri Casino Hotel® Boonville is proud to be hosting a Little Texas concert on September 8. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at the hotel front desk and . Don't miss your chance to win $500 during our encore drawing every half hour from 10:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Must be 21 or older to attend. Reserve your seats for the 8:00 p.m. show today by calling 1-800-THE-ISLE. Space is limited so act fast!