Dallas Moore's 'Texahio' is an Ohioan's Outlaw Country Ode to Everything Great About Texas

If you love outlaw country music, you should be following Dallas Moore.

Originally from Ohio and currently residing in Texas, Moore has established himself as a skilled songwriter and performer over his 20-year career. He's shared the stage with several honky-tonk heroes, from Merle Haggard to the David Allan Coe. Folks have taken notice. The Dallas Moore Band's stage show recently earned them the Ameripolitan Music Awards 2017 Outlaw Group of the Year honor.

This year, Moore will cement his place at the forefront of outlaw country music with his upcoming album, Mr. Honky Tonk. Produced by Dean Miller, son of Roger Miller, the record features an all-star cast of players, including harmonica by Mickey Raphael (Willie Nelson), steel guitarist Steve Hinson and bassist Michael Rhodes.

Today, we're giving Wide Open Country readers an exclusive listen to his new single, "Texahio." The track tells the story of how Moore and his wife decided to relocate from Cincinnati to Texas after years of touring the Lone Star State and falling in love with its culture.

"We kept playing for any crowd we could, constantly making new friends and fans," Moore tells Wide Open Country. "One night, after a show outside of San Antonio, we were loading up the White Lightnin' Express (our tour van) as my wife turned to me and remarked, 'Honey, I want those new Lone Star plates on this ol' van.' That line resonated with me. Texas had truly become our second home. I had the entire song written before we even got to Waco!"

Look for Mr. Honky Tonk on March 2. Pre-order the album on iTunes or Google Play For a list of Moore's upcoming tour dates, click here.

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