Over the years, some of the best rock has come from Texas bands. Here are a few fun things to do if you ever go visit them or their home towns.

Texas first gave rock n roll its stamp back in 1949 and some say Texas can claim to be the "birthplace" of rock 'n roll thanks to an 18 year old Texan named Goree Carter and the song “Rock Awhile.”

Here are a few more "modern day" rockers and some fun facts about their hometowns.

Buddy Holly pretty much created "modern rock" in Lubbock, Texas.

Lubbock is home to the American Windmill Museum and you can take a break from the west Texas heat at Buffalo Springs Lake or go chill at Clapp Park. (I hope that park's not named after a "souvenir" you might acquire there.) A true Buddy fan will want to check out the Buddy Holly Center, swing by his house and visit his grave.

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Houston Has Produced A Number Of Rockers.

Galactic Cowboys, Blue October and that little ole' band from Texas, ZZ Top, are among those calling Houston home. There's no end to what you can find to do in "Bayou City. For starters, there's the Johnson Space Center, the largest mall in Texas, (it's #8 in the USA) and, depending on the time of year, you can catch a Texans game.  You can also visit the grave of ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill and many other famous Houstonians.

Dallas Gave Us Plenty Of Rockers

Pantera, Drowning Pool, Course Of Empire and lots more call "Big D" home.  Several are buried there including Stevie Ray Vaughan and the Abbot Brothers, Vinnie and "Dime". After paying your respects, you can visit Fair Park, the ranch where parts of Dallas were filmed and see the site where President Kennedy was assassinated.

The West Texas Town Of El Paso

The 915 has produced several rockers including At The Drive In, Pissing Razors, Bobby Fuller and Tito Larriva as well as members of Ministry, Overkill, Disturbed and more.  Enjoy gazing at the star on the mountain in El Chuco, stand on the site of the infamous 4 dead in 5 gunfight or have a drink in the downtown bar where Pancho Villa once chilled.

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That's just the tip of the iceberg. There are lots more from all over Texas, hailing from the biggest cities to tiny little towns ... Linden for example, home to Don Henley ... you probably never heard of.

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Texans simply do not hold back when it comes to nicknames, so here's a warning now if you have delicate sensibilities. Some of these names are pretty brutal, perhaps undeserving. Others, well...they walked right into it.

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