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Texas country star celebrates his love for Texas Tech

Abbott was in Idalou Friday to shoot his latest music video Abbott was in Idalou Friday to shoot his latest music video
IDALOU, TX (KCBD) -

Texas country star Josh Abbott says a Texas Tech song was long overdue.

"A lot of alumni and students have contacted me over the years and said Texas Tech needs a song," Abbott said.

So the proud alumnus decided to take it upon himself, writing "Victory Bells" in September while on his tour bus.

"Really, the song is about the process of college, kind of arriving, getting through it and graduating," Abbott said.

If you listen to the song, you may hear some familiar lines.

"I wanted to make the lines more specific. That's why you see theme songs, lines from the Tech songs," Abbott said.

Abbott says he hopes Texas Tech can be as proud of him someday, as he is of his alma mater.

"Some people get through college and they're done with it, but for me, I was always really proud to be an alumni from the university. I wanted to be someone they would be proud of," Abbott said.

("Victory Bells" is available on iTunes.)

Red Raiders are proud to claim Abbott, who was in Idalou Friday, to shoot his latest music video at another school he graduated from.

"We came back to Idalou to shoot the video because I graduated high school here," Abbott said.

The video for the song, "I'll Sing About Mine" will be released nationwide. Abbott says he's excited for the country to see his hometown.

"I always took pride in being from here. Hopefully one day, it will say, home of Josh Abbott," Abbott said.

Abbott had one piece of advice for all the Idalou Wildcats sitting in the stands. "Surround yourself with good people," Abbott said.

But the only plans Abbott has this weekend are to cheer on his Red Raiders. "My prediction is 34-28, Tech... Wreck em!"

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