Luckenbach is known as a venue for country music. On December 15, , a petition was submitted to create Gillespie County. Its oldest building is a combination general store and saloon reputedly opened in is more likely, based on land improvement records of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by Minna Engel, whose father was an itinerant minister from Germany. The community, first named Grape Creek perhaps really a faulty spelling of "Gap Creek", the literal meaning of "Luckenbach" in German , was later renamed after Engel's husband, Carl Albert Luckenbach. They later moved to another town that became Albert, Texas. Luckenbach was first established as a community trading post , one of a few that never broke a peace treaty with the Comanche Indians, with whom they traded. Citizens of the town claim a resident Jacob Brodbeck launched the first airplane years before the Wright Brothers. Luckenbach's population increased to a high of in , but by the s it was almost a ghost town. A newspaper advertisement offering "town — pop.
Willie Nelson & Full Ensemble - Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love) (Live)
Nestled deep within the very heart of Hill Country , Texas, is the tiny town of Luckenbach. There are just 13 residents living inside the town's borders. But, don't let the population size fool you.
It was released in April as the first single from the album Ol' Waylon. It was written by Chips Moman and Bobby Emmons. The song refers to a couple whose position in "high society" has placed strains on their marriage "this successful life we're livin' got us feudin' like the Hatfields and McCoys " and finances "four-car garage, and we're still buildin' on". Jennings suggests that the couple return to "the basics of love" and relocate to the small town of Luckenbach, Texas. The final refrain of the song features a guest vocal by Willie Nelson. In , Alvin and the Chipmunks covered the song for their country album Urban Chipmunk. The song was co-written by Chips Moman and Bobby Emmons who proposed the song to Jennings because his "name's in it. In his autobiography, Jennings wrote: "I knew it was a hit song, even though I didn't like it, and still don't. The song debuted on April 16, , reaching 1 on the country charts on May 21, , and staying there until June 25, It also reached 25 on the pop charts while causing Ol' Waylon to reach the top of the country album charts and 15 on Billboard Top LPs and Tapes chart.
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