Cactus Music Wants You to Help Pick "Houston's Playlist"

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In honor of "Social Media Week," which is a real thing nowadays, the good folks at Cactus Music are asking their customers (and our readers) to nominate one song either about Houston or from a Houston artist to help create what they are calling the "first-ever community-curated playlist inspired by Houston."

Here are the pertinent details:

  • The song must be either inspired by Houston or written and performed by a Houston-based artist, and be no longer than five minutes.
  • All nominations must be submitted to Cactus via this form.
  • One entry will be chosen at random for a $100 Cactus gift card.

The songs with the most votes will be compiled into a one-hour playlist, to be revealed at the store during a listening party from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, February 21. Houston acts whose songs make the playlist may be tapped to perform live during the party.

Off the top of our head, Rocks Off would choose Steve Earle's "Ft. Worth Blues," both because Earle has been such a friend to Cactus over the years and because it contains the line "Houston really ain't that bad a town." We think so, and we know a lot of other folks do too.

What song would you nominate? Let us know, and of course let Cactus know.

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