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Deep In The Heart Of Texas' is an American popular song elaborating on the merits of the state of Texas.
The 1941 song features lyrics by June Hershey and music by Don Swander. The song was first recorded by Perry Como with Ted Weems and His Orchestra on December 9 of that year for Decca Records in Los Angeles, California. It was a single release on the flip side of the song Ollie Ollie Out's In Free'. 'Deep In The Heart Of Texas' spent five weeks at the top of Your Hit Parade in 1942.
The song was also recorded famously by Alvino Rey, also Bing Crosby with Woody Herman And His Woodchoppers in 1942. Their version reached number 3 on the Billboard charts that year. Other famous artists to record the song include Ray Charles, Hank Thompson, Bob Grant, George Strait, and Nickel Creek, among others.
The song's title was borrowed for the name of a 1942 Western film starring Johnny Mack Brown as a man instrumental in restoring Texas to the United States following the Civil War. It featured Tex Ritter and the Jimmy Wakely Trio singing the title song. Gene Autry sang the song in Heart of the Rio Grande (1942) and his version may be the most well known.