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The South Coast of Texas
Studio album by Guy Clark
Released 1981
Recorded Los Angeles, CA
Genre Country/Folk/Americana
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Rodney Crowell
Guy Clark chronology
Guy Clark
The South Coast of Texas
Best of Guy Clark

The South Coast of Texas is the fourth studio album by Texas singer-songwriter Guy Clark, released in 1981.

Guests include Ricky Skaggs, Rosanne Cash and Vince Gill as well as numerous well-known session players. Skaggs would later have a hit with "Heartbroke", and Rodney Crowell, who produced the album, with "She's Crazy for Leavin'".


 Professional ratings
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars

Allmusic stated in its review: "South Coast of Texas was a transition album toward the mature Clark style, one that was first to emerge on his next album, Better Days. It's not a landmark in his catalog, but neither is it anything that could remotely be considered a failure."

Track listing

All songs written by Guy Clark except as noted.

  1. "Who Do You Think You Are" – 3:26
  2. "Crystelle" – 3:05
  3. "New Cut Road" – 3:45
  4. "Rita Ballou" – 3:14
  5. "South Coast of Texas" – 3:48
  6. "Heartbroke" – 2:58
  7. "The Partner Nobody Chose" (Guy Clark, Rodney Crowell) – 3:08
  8. "She's Crazy for Leavin'" (Clark, Crowell) – 2:52
  9. "Calf-Rope" – 2:35
  10. "Lone Star Hotel" – 3:24


  • Guy Clark – vocals, guitar
  • Richard Rodney Bennett – guitar, concertina, triangle, lap steel guitar
  • Rodney Crowell – guitar, background vocals
  • Hank DeVito – guitar, pedal steel guitar
  • Emory Gordy – guitar, bass, mandolin, piano
  • Glen D. Hardin – keyboards
  • Larrie Londin – drums, percussion
  • Frank Reckard – guitar
  • Ricky Skaggs – background vocals
  • Rosanne Cash – background vocals
  • Vince Gill – background vocals

Production notes

  • Rodney Crowell – producer
  • Donivan Cowart – engineer
  • Paul Brookside – liner notes
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