Texas was formed in Glasgow, Scotland, by Johnny McElhone, a veteran of the Scottish rock circuit who had been part of two groups, Hipsway and Altered Images.
The group made their performing debut as a band in March 1988 at a local college in Glasgow.
Their debut album, Southside, was released in 1989 and the group scored their first UK hit single with I Don’t Want A Lover which went into the Top Ten. Southside peaked at #3 and went on to sell 1.6 million units worldwide.
Mother’s Heaven (1991) followed with drummer Richard Hynd taking the place of the band’s original drummer, Stuart Kerr.
Their third album, Rick’s Road, (1993) included a cover of Al Green‘s Tired Of Being Alone, which landed in the UK Top 20.
Texas have had thirteen Top 10 singles in the UK, with their most successful single to date being Say What You Want, which charted at #3 on the UK Singles Charts. Their most successful album being 1996’s White on Blonde.