Traditional tunes like “Deep in the Heart of Texas” and “I’ve Been Workin’ On the Railroad” are familiar enough to get any Texans toes tapping. “You Are My Sunshine” and “This Little Light of Mine” are tracks that any true southerner knows by heart. Combining songs like these with renowned Texas country recording artists like Reckless Kelly, Aaron Watson, Josh Abbott, Pat Green, and Ray Benson is sure to make a hit. These songs and the others listed below can be found on a new benefit CD for McLane Children’s Scott & White called “Deep in the Heart, Big Songs for Little Texans Everywhere.”
For the CD, a star-studded list of Texas country artists came together along with Texas football idols Colt McCoy and Jordan Shipley to sing their favorite childhood songs for a new generation and to benefit the future of pediatric healthcare at McLane Children’s Scott & White.
Kicking off the CD launch was a weekend of family friendly events and a concert at the Horseshoe Bay Resort, all of which promoted a cause much greater than itself.
On September 16th, children and families gathered to watch the Deep in the Heart Concert and listen as Texas Country stars Pat Green, Jack Ingram, Cory Morrow, and Drew Womack took the stage and performed a crowd-pleasing set list of songs including both their original radio hits, as well as some tracks from the new benefit CD.
“Deep in the Heart, Big Songs for Little Texas Everywhere” was recorded in Austin, Texas and publically launched the same day as the concert. The track and recording artist listing is featured below:
- I’ve Been Workin’ On the Railroad (Reckless Kelly)
- Big Rock Candy Mountain (Pat Green)
- Oh Susannah (Stoney LaRue)
- This Little Light of Mine(Cory Morrow)
- Riding In the Car (Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel)
- Blue Skies (Aaron Watson feat. Elizabeth McQueen)
- Buffalo Gals (Walt & Tina Wilkins)
- You’ve Got A Friend In Me (Cody Canada, feat. Dierks Canada)
- Don’t You Just Know It (Bonnie Bishop & Ray Benson)
- You Are My Sunshine (Jack Ingram)
- This Land Is Your Land (Jason Boland)
- Keep On the Sunny Side of Life (Fred Andrews feat. Jess Klein)
- She’ll Be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain (Josh Abbott)
- Mister Sun (Randy Rogers Band)
- I’ll Fly Away (Drew Womack, feat. Jordan and Sunny Shipley)
- Rainbow Connection (Charla Corn)
- Deep in the Heart of Texas (Colt McCoy and Friends)
Deep in the Heart Founders and co-producers, Brett Danaher and Clayton Corn, chose McLane Children’s Scott & White to be the beneficiary of this music project and receive all proceeds from CD sales. It was Colt McCoy’s participation that drew the artists and producers to McLane Children’s Hospital Scott & White. Corn says, “In keeping with the Texas theme, we thought it would be a wonderful fit and the perfect choice for a local hospital to be the beneficiary of this project.”
Honored to be a part of such a unique, collaborative music project, Scott & White Healthcare CEO, Dr. Bob Pryor, and McLane Children’s Hospital CEO and CMO, Dr. John Boyd III, both attended and gave remarks prior to the concert. Scott & White was proud to have high school student and McLane Children’s Hospital patient, Avery Ling, perform her original song dedicated to the hospital, “Let Us Live”, as a way to kick-off the concert Sunday night.
The full story behind the record can be found on the Deep in the Heart Facebook Page.