I’ve found my home.
I’ve caught the Luckenbach bug and I bought the T-shirt to prove it.
There’s not much there in this sleepy little town, except a general store/former post office/beer joint, and a dance hall.
I spent a half a day there last week.
I tried writing about it, but there is so much I want to share with you, I couldn’t get my little thoughts to come out and lay down straight enough for anyone to make sense out of. So I decided instead to give you a fun fact, tidbit, or story about Luckenbach each day until you get so tired of listening to me, you’ll either stop reading or send me a one way ticket to where “Everybody’s Somebody”.
Probably the former.
On August 23, 2009, Luckenbach broke the Guiness World Record for the number of musicians singing and playing the same song at the same time during “Pickin’ for the Record”. The song of course was “Luckenbach, TX” made famous by Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson with 1,868 guitar players participating. The Guiness record was previously held by a group of 1,802 Germans who came together to play “Smoke on the Water”.
Participants were given a t-shirt and a number. There were bricks on the patio that some people bought for $50 engraved with their name and number to commemorate the event.
Here’s a portion of it. Please watch.
Man, is that cool or what?
I’d’ve loved to have been there.