Texas campaign gets "trashy" new jingle

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email
Recording artist Jack Ingram delivers the campaign’s anti-littering message this summer.

Country music star Jack Ingram is lending his singing voice to this summer’s Don’t mess with Texas litter prevention campaign.

AUSTIN. TEXAS (TxDOT) - Country music star Jack Ingram is lending his singing voice to this summer’s Don’t mess with Texas litter prevention campaign with music written by songwriting legend Todd Snider.

Ingram joins Grammy-winning Tejano performer Sunny Sauceda and country music favorite Kevin Fowler to remind Texans to drop their snack food wrappers and cigarette butts in trashcans, not along the state’s highways.

Ingram’s toe-tapping 60-second jingle comes via a partnership between Triple 8 Management and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).

Triple 8 Management, which represents Ingram and Fowler, also is donating free tickets to Kevin Fowler’s and Jack Ingram’s upcoming summer concerts and making them available to fans through contests held on the Don’t mess with Texas Facebook page.

“We’re proud to have such a popular musician as Jack Ingram partner with us in our fight against litter,” said TxDOT Executive Director Lt Gen J.F. Weber, USMC (Ret). “His song not only will remind people that littering is unsightly, but also against the law. We welcome Jack to our long line of celebrities who proudly remind you, Don’t mess with Texas.”

Tossing out a cigarette butt, soda can, or any other form of litter on the highway can lead to a fine as high as $500 for the first offense. Get caught more than once and the penalty can go up to a $2,000 fine and 180 days in jail.

For more information on the award-winning Don’t mess with Texas campaign, go HERE.


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