Ray Pillow (born July 4, 1937) is an American country music singer who has also worked as a music publisher and A&R representative. In his career, he has charted eighteen times on the Billboard country singles charts, with his highest-peaking song being the No. 9 "I'll Take the Dog," a duet with Jean Shepard.After charting for the last time in 1981, Pillow founded Sycamore Records with Larry McFadden, and later worked in the A&R department of Capitol Records.
Today, Pillow continues to perform as a member of the Grand Ole Opry and on popular classic country television programs such as Country's Family Reunion, which airs regularly in the United States on RFD-TV network.
Through his record label, Pillow has released two albums, including Ray Pillow Live and his recent studio effort containing new material, Country Class. Both CDs can be purchased online through Pillow's official website and at his live shows.
Pillow has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1966
Red Steagall Under the X in Texas lyrics
I'm sittin' with a map lay out on my lap
Now there's not too many places that I ain't been
But the one place I love best is spread all over the west
And I'm tryin' the bigger how to get back home again
I wish I was sittin' right under the X in Texas
Right in the heart of where my heart must be
But whenever I roam I never feel at home cept in Texas
Under the X in Texas is the only place for me
[ guitar - steel - fiddle ]
Now I don't know what I miss the most
The hills out west or the southern coast
Or be in where a man can sleep for miles for miles
Those east Texas rivers with tall pine trees
Or the great sneak plaines with prairie breeze
But baby I'm lonesome to see a Texas smile
I wish I was sittin' right under the X in Texas.