- Clips (8)Latest ClipTexas - I Say A Little Prayer
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- Texas - I Say A Little Prayerhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02vn36v.jpg2015-06-26T12:33:00ZTexas perform I Say A Little Prayer in the BBC Music Tepee, at Glastonbury 2015http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/7289d10d-d8d2-41ff-8308-c56ec9346e07?clipfocus=p02vn3g0Selected ClipSelected ClipVideo 2 mins
Texas - I Say A Little Prayer
- Texas - I Don't Want A Lover (The Quay Sessions)http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02sxnkm.jpg2015-06-05T14:43:00ZFilmed live for The Quay Sessions on BBC Radio Scotland.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/7289d10d-d8d2-41ff-8308-c56ec9346e07?clipfocus=p02sxnvrSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 5 mins
Texas - I Don't Want A Lover (The Quay Sessions)
- Texas - Summer Son (The Quay Sessions)http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02sxngq.jpg2015-06-04T19:07:00ZFilmed live for The Quay Sessions on BBC Radio Scotland.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/7289d10d-d8d2-41ff-8308-c56ec9346e07?clipfocus=p02sxqb6Selected ClipSelected ClipVideo 4 mins
Texas - Summer Son (The Quay Sessions)
- Texas Live in Sessionhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02klf86.jpg2015-02-22T13:51:00ZSharleen and Tony from Texas perform two songs live on Weekend Wogan.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/7289d10d-d8d2-41ff-8308-c56ec9346e07?clipfocus=p02klf8mSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 14 mins
Texas Live in Session
- Texas perform 'The Letter'http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02gl5qp.jpg2015-01-09T13:43:00ZThe supreme Scottish songsmiths rock the studio with this classic track in dedication to the late great Joe Cocker.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/7289d10d-d8d2-41ff-8308-c56ec9346e07?clipfocus=p02gl5yhSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 3 mins
Texas perform 'The Letter'
- Sharleen Spiteri - Start A Family (BBC Radio Scotland Live)http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02gkv1w.jpg2015-01-09T11:12:00ZNew Texas single live in session for The Culture Studio.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/7289d10d-d8d2-41ff-8308-c56ec9346e07?clipfocus=p02gkv3jSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 4 mins
Sharleen Spiteri - Start A Family (BBC Radio Scotland Live)
- Not Just Britpop: Sharleen Spiteri from Texashttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01x2573.jpg2014-04-08T14:44:00ZSharleen Spiteri reveals how Texas got Method Man to perform with them at The Brits '98 and the backstage excitement he caused with the Spice Girls.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/7289d10d-d8d2-41ff-8308-c56ec9346e07?clipfocus=p01x2581Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 2 mins
Not Just Britpop: Sharleen Spiteri from Texas
- Texas perform live in sessionhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01dd0pq.jpg2013-07-28T13:41:00ZTexas joined Richard Madeley live in the studio for an exclusive performancehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/7289d10d-d8d2-41ff-8308-c56ec9346e07?clipfocus=p01dd2f2Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 19 mins
Texas perform live in session
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Texas are a pop rock band from Glasgow, Scotland. They were founded by Johnny McElhone (formerly of the bands Altered Images and Hipsway) in 1986 and feature Sharleen Spiteri on lead vocals. Texas made their performing debut in March 1988 at the University of Dundee. They took their name from the 1984 Wim Wenders movie Paris, Texas.
The band released their debut album Southside in 1989, along with the debut single "I Don't Want a Lover" which was an international hit, reaching the top ten in the UK and other high charting positions in Europe. Southside debuted at number three in the UK and number 88 on the US Billboard 200 album charts. Despite the success of Southside, the follow-up albums Mothers Heaven (1991) and Ricks Road (1993) were less successful, peaking at #32 and #18 respectively in the UK.
The band's fortunes changed in 1997 with the release of their White on Blonde album which entered the UK Albums Chart at number one and became their biggest seller. To date it has been certified six-times platinum in the UK, for shipments in excess of 1.8 million copies. Follow up album, The Hush (1999) was also successful, debuting at number one on the UK album charts and certified triple platinum. The band's Greatest Hits album, released in 2000, was another big seller, again debuting at number one and also being certified six-times platinum. Texas would go on to release a further two studio albums, Careful What You Wish For in 2003, and Red Book in 2005, both of which were certified gold in the UK. After the release of Red Book and a tour to support the album's release, Texas went on hiatus. Lead singer Sharleen Spiteri launched a solo career, releasing her debut solo album, Melody, in 2008.