|AUSTIN, TEXAS — Country Singer Drew Fish will join the University of Texas’ virtual Longhorn City Limits “At Home” performances on Friday, May 1 beginning at 6 p.m. |
Longhorn City Limits “At Home” is part of “My Texas Tailgate,” an all-day virtual celebration taking place across multiple platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Longhorn Network, Austin Radio Network and online at TexasSports.com.
Fish is part of an eclectic mix of more than 20 artists (including Cory Morrow, Ray Benson & Willy Braun of Reckless Kelly) who are confirmed to appear on Longhorn City Limits.
Featuring all of Texas Athletics’ varsity sports, “My Texas Tailgate” will provide new entertaining content and insight into the lives of coaches, current and former student-athletes, Texas traditions and members of Longhorn Nation across the country.
“Live music and sports go hand in hand. With Austin known worldwide as the Live Music Capital of the World, we are thrilled to bring Longhorn City Limits to fans during these challenging times,” said UT Vice President and Director for Athletics Chris Del Conte. “We are grateful to all of the artists for their time and commitment and can’t wait for Longhorn Nation to celebrate with them during My Texas Tailgate on May 1.”
“Burnt orange runs deep in my blood. Both of my parents and three of my grandparents are UT alumni, along with many aunts, uncles and 9 of my cousins,” said Fish. “It was a lot of fun going to college with my cousins and getting to share our college experience with each other. UT was a big part of my life and always will be.
“I appreciate every opportunity to get to work with the University of Texas,” he continued. “They have been very supportive by having us play for Texas Exes events, charity events, and Longhorn City Limits.”
Fish’s own single, “Every Damn Time,” a duet with Country Star Pam Tillis, is quickly climbing the Texas Regional Charts. The song is included on his acclaimed new album Wishful Drinkin’, along with previous singles “Devil You Know” (which spent 12 weeks at #5) and “Better Place” (when went to #1).
“Fish stands out among Texas roadhouse-circuit regulars with music that leans more heavily toward traditional country than the more typical country-rock hybrids.
“He and his band can still kick up dust when it serves the song, but there’s plenty of old-school twang and swing here, thanks to the studio contributions of fiddler Jason Roberts, steel guitar/dobro player Geoff Queen and Reckless Kelly fiddle/mandolin ringer Cody Braun.
“Fish shines brightly on the beautiful waltz “Every Damn Time,” wisely rendered as a duet with angelic-voiced country hitmaker Pam Tillis. “
— Peter Blackstock / Austin American Statesman