The Texas Department of Tourism needs to pick this rendition up of Jason Castro singing "Deep in the Heart of Texas" for a new ad campaign. Jason played it with his ukulele following his "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" performance in Rockwall.
I've already suggested it to the advertising department. Might be an idea for Castro fans, drop them an email, mention that song and how much you think it a cool fit. Here's a link to the Advertising department, you can scroll down to "contact us" and write them a note. Hell, it can't hurt. Look how Alabama utilizes their Idols, Bo Bice, Taylor Hicks and Ruben Studdard. The Alabama Tourism Department mention them in tourism material, plus created huge billboards with their likenesses. Sure, Jason Castro did not win, but he certainly made an impact on the show.
Jason Castro's performance with that little ukulele created Idol history with iTunes sales, as well as bringing back a reminder of the late Israel Kamakawiwo Ole's great version of the song. Castro influenced the sales of Israel Kamakawiwo’ole’s Over the Rainbow to a resurgence of #8 on the iTunes Top 20.
"Deep in the Heart of Texas" (with ukulele) Jason Castro
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