Blame It on Texas

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"Blame It on Texas"
Single by Mark Chesnutt
from the album Too Cold at Home
B-side "Danger at My Door" [1]
ReleasedMarch 19, 1991
Recorded1990
Genre Country
Length2:51
Label MCA
Songwriter(s) Ronnie Rogers, Mark Wright
Producer(s) Mark Wright
Mark Chesnutt singles chronology
"Brother Jukebox"
(1990)
"Blame It on Texas"
(1991)
"Your Love Is a Miracle"
(1991)

"Blame It on Texas" is a song written by Ronnie Rogers and Mark Wright, and recorded by American country music singer Mark Chesnutt. It was released in March 1991 as the third single from his debut album Too Cold at Home . It peaked at #5 in the United States, and #4 in Canada.

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Content

The narrator tells that from his humble beginnings in Beaumont, Texas (Chesnutt's birthplace) he has traveled all around the country. He says it's great and all but he still prefers Texas. In the second verse, he describes hooking up with an Oklahoma oil heiress, then leaving her in the middle of the night because he missed home. In each chorus he tells the audience to blame his insanity on Texas, not him.

Critical reception

An uncredited review in Cashbox described the song as "destined to create a little toe-tappin' and finger-snappin' action" with "pure country vocals". [2]

Chart performance

Chart (1991)Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks ( RPM ) [3] 4
US Hot Country Songs ( Billboard ) [4] 5

Year-end charts

Chart (1991)Position
Canada Country Tracks ( RPM ) [5] 76
US Country Songs ( Billboard ) [6] 57

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