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Aggie who won Don’t Mess with Texas Jingle Contest on First News at Four

Courtney Eoff joined First News at Four for Free Music Friday
Published: Apr. 30, 2021 at 2:36 PM CDT
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BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - Texas A&M University student Courtney Eoff who won “Best Original Song” in the 2020 jingle contest for the “Don’t Mess with Texas” anti-littering campaign stopped by First News at Four for Free Music Friday to play her original song, “Broken Cowboy.”

Her 30-second song was picked out of more than 130 entries and joins other musicians like Lyle Lovett to help promote the campaign that strives to keep trash off the street across the Lone Star State. Courtney said knowing that people all across Texas will hear her jingle is “very cool.”

“I’m proud to be from Texas,” Eoff said. She explained that’s what got her inspired to write the jingle.

“I just wanted to include those stereotypes from Texas about dancing, and trucks, and just things that remind people of all the fun activities that we do, as well as keeping the state clean,” Eoff said.

A junior marketing major at Texas A&M, she explained that she wants to pursue a career in music but she wants to make sure she gets a degree first.

“I value education. I’m proud to be an Aggie,” Eoff said, “but I would love to pursue [music] full-time.”

She’s set to release her original single, “Broken Cowboy,” soon. She gave us a sneak peek on Free Music Friday. Watch the performance in the player above. She says the song is about a girl who knows what she’s worth and won’t settle for anything less.

“It’s ultimately about a girl who’s just with this cowboy that’s just not treating her right and she knows her worth,” Eoff explained, “so she leaves him, tells him to get done.”

She says she hopes it’s a song everyone can have a good time dancing and listening to.

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