Texans love their history and heritage, and early each March they like to take a little time away from their busy schedules to remember those that laid the groundwork for the founding of the great Texas Republic. What place better to honor the Grand Old State but in Luckenbach - where everybody is somebody...

Texans love their rich history, and they love Texas music. So where do you think the two would naturally mix well together to create a celebration that is uniquely Texan?

If you said Luckenbach, then you've got it right.

Hondo Crouch's famous "Luckenbach, Texas" will be the scene for a down home Texas Independence event Saturday, March 5, 2011, when Texas music artist and historian Brian Burns take the stage to tribute the heritage of the Texas Republic in word and song.

Burns is a Texas singer/songwriter whose masterful weaving of Texas music and Texas history has earned him awards such as Texas Artist Of The Year, Texas Solo Artist Of The Year, and Record Of The Year. He spends most of his days in primary and middle schools across Texas, bringing his brand of enthusiasm for Texas history to students of the state in a special musical program.

His most recent CD, "The Eagle and the Snake: Songs of the Texians", has been hailed nationally as a musical and historical masterpiece. The album's most successful single, I've Been Everywhere (In Texas) has topped radio playlists and music charts (including a five-week entry on Radio & Records, the industry's major reporting music chart).

With strong Hoyt Axton and Marty Robbins flavors to his musical style, Burn's stirring recitation of Colonel Travis' famous letter from The Alamo, and the Ballad Of The Alamo are haunting examples of how he uses music and song as a medium for sharing the history of a state and her very unique heroes.

For more examples of his music and more information about the very talented Burns, visit his Web site - and enjoy!

Also providing the musical entertainment are K.R. Woods and Dusty Britches nd Rhthym Ranch Hands.

The Original Texas Star Trail from Fredericksburg is an annual central Texas weeklong trail riding event usually starting around the first weekend of March of each year. The ride traverses and covers a route used by most of the former settlers in the Texas hill country around the Fredericksburg Texas area when they needed to go to the Texas Capital in Austin. Starting in the historic German community of Fredericksburg and traveling through the most picturesque part and the highest elevation of the Texas hill country. The trail actually covers areas that still have some of the original wagon tracks left by wagons of former travelers. The ride is a full reenactment of an authentic wagon train that came to this area in the days of its initial settlement, crossing some ranches that are still owned by their original families that settled them. For more information and details of the trail can be found at http://www.texasstartrail.com/home.html

The Original Texas Star Trail Ride will move into Luckenbach around 5pm..wagons, horses, cowboys and cowgirls as far as you can see ride in on Main Street ( that's downtown Luckenbach).

Luckenbach, just southeast of Fredericksburg, is a short hour's drive from San Antonio, meaning if you're up for a Texas Independence road trip for the weekend you could take in special ceremoinies at the Alamo on Friday before heading into the Texas Hill Country for Burn's patriotic performance the following day.

The Luckenbach event is being termed a celebration for all ages. For more information, visit the Web site.

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