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When I moved to Nashville from Reno Nv. I passed through Texas hoping to see a real armadillo. I was disappointed, until I got to Nashville where I kept seeing them along the side of the road.
I always associated armadillos with Texas so the question that weighed on my mind was Why Are Armadillos In Nashville?
It became the first song I wrote in Nashville.
The music had to say Texas, so I spent hours studying Western Swing and listening to Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys.
I also researched armadillos and learned enough about them to inform my second verse. It seems due to poor eyesight they stand on their hind haunches and sniff the air to get a sense of their surroundings. If they are startled they jump straight up 3 feet! That could explain why we see them at the side of the road. My verse isn't quite that dark, but the informed could get a good laugh out of it.
So why did they move to Nashville? Isn't it obvious? Why does anyone move to Music City?
Produced by Doug Robertson and Fett.
Recorded at Azalea Studios, Brentwood, Tn.
Doug Robertson: Acoustic Guitar and Vocals
Chas Williams: Lead Guitar
Ron de la Vega: Stand Up Bass
Dave Hoffner: Piano
Ron Krasinski: Drums
Mike Daly: Pedal Steel Guitar
Tim Lorsch: Fiddle
Nancy Moran: Vocals
©2020 Scott Douglas Robertson ASCAP CD Baby Publishing
Why are Armadillos found in Nashville?
Leave the Rio Grande for Tennessee?
Seeking out the lights of fame and glory,
With Armadillo songs in harmony.
Are they sending tweets to San Antone? Trying to dazzle all the girls back home?
Armadillo cheer is found in Nashville.
Friendly and excited to be seen.
Standing on the road to meet new neighbors,
Headlights on the way let's jump for glee!
Chorus 2 & 3
Oh the siren call from Texas Plains, Music City hills aren't quite the same.
Armadillo armor's tough and hardy.
Keeps them safe from any enemy.
You have to have a tough skin out in Nashville.
For singing armadillo wannabees.