Planet Texas

"Planet Texas"
Single by Kenny Rogers
from the album Something Inside So Strong
B-side "When You Put Your Heart in It"
Released May 27, 1989
Genre Country
Label Reprise
Writer(s) James Andrew Parks III
Producer(s) Jim Ed Norman
Kenny Rogers singles chronology
"I Don't Call Him Daddy"
"Planet Texas"
"(Something Inside) So Strong"

"Planet Texas" is a song written by James Andrew Parks III, and recorded by American country music artist Kenny Rogers. It was released in May 1989 as the second single from the album Something Inside So Strong. The song reached #30 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[1]

In the song, Rogers tells the story of an encounter with extraterrestrials who take him on a journey through outer space. Upon returning to Earth, he asks the alien visitors of their origin; they reply they are from a planet called Texas, "the biggest place in outer space" (a nod to Texas' "larger than life" notoriety).

Chart performance

Chart (1989) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 11
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 30


  1. Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 299.
  2. "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 6383." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. July 10, 1989. Retrieved August 28, 2013.
  3. "Kenny Rogers – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Kenny Rogers.
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