Line dancing at Love Field? Here's why Texas music legend Gary P. Nunn jammed at a Dallas airport Friday
It's not uncommon to hear live Americana music emanating from the Love Field food court on a Friday afternoon — at least not since the Texas Music Project partnered with the airport and the city of Dallas to install a state-of-the-art stage there last year. But it's not every week that travelers stumble upon a free performance by one of Texas' most treasured singer-songwriters.
That's part of what made Gary P. Nunn's set on July 7 so special. Well, that and the folks who — between hustling from security checkpoints to their gates — two-stepped across the airport in tune to Nunn's classic song "What I Like About Texas."
First recorded in 1984, the song has taken on a new life and purpose this summer, as Nunn helps kick off the Texas Travel Industry Association's #WhatILikeAboutTexas social media campaign. The effort asks Texans, non-native visitors and lovers of Texan culture to use the hashtag when sharing their favorite moments, places, people and events from all over the state.
In Dallas for a show at the Kessler later in the evening, Nunn and the Sons of the Bunkhouse Band took to the Texas Music Project stage at Love Field at noon Friday to share information about the social media campaign and to spread a bit of Texas hospitality to passers-by on their ways around the world.