Fathers of Texas


The Fathers of Texas soundtrack was inspired by the dramatic history of Texas. It is an original composition of songs and narration tracing the roots of the State of Texas back to its early days of settlement. The story of the Texas revolution and her independence from Mexico are presented in a country music CD documentary. The songs are inspired by the emotion of the stories and reflect the pride and spirit of Texas. Fathers of Texas has been referred to as "a landmark," in Texas music.

The music is written by K.R. Wood and features performances by Red Steagall, Gary P. Nunn, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Tom T. Hall, C.B. Stubblefield, Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, Skeet Anglin, Guich Koock, T. Gozney Thornton, Gib Lewis, Shake Russell, Jack Saunders, Reg Lindsey, John Guthrie, Rusty Wier, Steven Fromholz, and Delbert McClinton.

K.R. Wood

K.R. Wood is a native Texan, Singer, Songwriter and Historian. He has performed through out Texas for the past decade with an emphasis on Texas history music. K.R. has performed at the Texas State Capitol, The Alamo, The Bob Bullock Texas History Museum, schools and many other recognized state and community events.

K.R. Wood performs extensively through out Texas at public and Private Schools teaching Texas History through song and narration based on his "Fathers of Texas" CD series and teaching guides. He brings along a historical chuck wagon and performs his "Camp Cookie" review and other western shows. Educators and students rave about his ability to bring History to Life!"

The descendants of Davy Crockett officially adopted K.R. during a ceremony at the Alamo, for his dedication and continuing efforts to keep the Davy Crockett legend alive. Moreover, KR and the Fathers of Texas band were privileged to play the fiddle that allegedly belonged to Davy Crocket during a rare live performance inside The Alamo Shrine. This performance produced the newest release in the Fathers of Texas series of CD’s, entitled “DAVY CROCKETT’S FIDDLE PLAYS ON, LIVE IN THE ALAMO”. The Daughters of the Republic of Texas graciously granted this rare opportunity to record inside the shrine. The Crockett Fiddle is on display at the Witte Museum in San Antonio, Texas.

K.R.Wood is a member of the Texas Commission on the Arts(TCA) Roster. Only a handful of Texas artists are chosen for this elite membership. The TCA provides funding assistance through their touring Arts Program. To learn more about this program visit the TCA web site at www.arts.state.tx.us.

K.R. Wood's Fathers of Texas CD Series was recognized by the Texas State Senate resolution #73 in 1997 as a "beautifully written and recorded educational album".

The Fathers of Texas CD was offered to Texas Schools by Harcourt Publishing and Holt Rinehart and Winston for the 4th and 7th grade Texas History Curriculum.