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Texas Voices Road Trip: Music Row

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Posted at 4:57 PM, Aug 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-21 07:00:04-04

NASHVILLE, TN — The Texas Voices Road Trip rolls on in Nashville.

All week Lindsay Liepman is in Music City to honor the Texans making their mark on Nashville and the world of country music, including the songwriter behind so many hits like the Blue Bell Ice Cream theme song.

Aaron Barker is from Seguin and has written hits like "Baby Blue," "Easy Come, Easy Go," "Cheyenne," and "Love Without End Amen," just to name a few.

Barker is working with Blue Bell to write a theme song, which will be released in 2020, but he gave Texas Voices a taste of the song that we'll all be singing pretty soon.

He talked about his early days in Nashville and how it's shaped him as a writer.

"I learned from guys who wrote for Elvis Presley, songs I and my parents grew up to. [They] were kind enough to let me into their homes and show we how they wrote. They didn't teach me how to write. They let me see how they did it, and said you take what you need. Great song writers. People that just taught me so much about being consistent, to not have to get lucky with that one song. And I always felt lucky when I had a hit song," said Barker.

Watch Central Texas News Now all day Wednesday and on social media as we cover the 13th Annual Academy of Country Music Honors. It'll be featuring performances by Miranda Lambert and Billy Joe Shaver, and honoring a long list of Texans including Shaver, Rodney Crowell, Lambert, Kacey Musgraves, Ronnie Dunn and Songwriter of the Year Shane McAnally.

To catch up on all the fun things Lindsay was a part of during Texas Voices: Road trip, click here.