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With the country's attention focused on one of Texas' major cities for the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, we begin our weekly news-inspired playlist with Joe Ely's "Dallas."
At a TribLive event on Thursday, three Texas senators discussed the "Kumbaya" session. Little did they know that, in doing so, they were also selecting the first track of this week's news-inspired playlist.
This week's news-inspired playlist is entirely dedicated to Thursday's budget debate in the Texas House. To set the stage, we begin with Stevie Wonder singing "We Can Work It Out."
The strong message sent by Texas lawmakers to UT System regents about their plan to pay for an external review of UT-Austin is summed up in the first song on this week's news-based playlist: Sister Hazel's "Change Your Mind."
Astute audiophiles noted that George P. Bush initially selected a surprising back-track for the YouTube video announcing his bid for Texas land commissioner. That song — "Halo" by Beyoncé — leads off this week's playlist.
Much to the internet's delight, a picture of Gov. Rick Perry playing Guitar Hero with a teenager surfaced this week. We commemorate it on our latest playlist with Bread's "Guitar Man."
At the end of each news-filled week, we like to set some of our best stories to music. This week, in honor of reporter Brandi Grissom's "Trouble in Mind" series, we kick off our playlist with Janis Joplin singing a classic song of the same name.
It's no surprise who leads off this week's playlist of songs based on the week's news. We just had to start with a song by controversial State of the Union attendee Ted Nugent.