HOUSTON (CBS Houston) The city of Galveston would love to have you as a visitor and is using a classic country hit to encourage you to spend your time and dollars there!

One of Glen Campbell‘s signature hits at the height of his career was the tune “Galveston.” In fact, the song reached #1 on the country and easy listening charts and #4 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1969.

As a result of the song becoming such a hit, it became the unofficial anthem of its namesake and now city officials in Galveston feel that the song is fitting and proper to use in its newest tourism campaign for the beach city.

City officials in Galveston have re-recorded the tune with a more updated version that they hope will encourage tourists to spend their time and money in Galveston. Their endeavor came with a price tag of $25,000, the amount used to pay for the song for two years, according to reports.

In a press release issued by the Galveston Convention & Visitors Bureau, the city of Galveston is a city that offers tremendous richness for all: “With Galveston re-emerging as a top travel and cruise destination, we thought it only fitting to draw on our roots and embrace this song within our marketing efforts.”

Historic Strand District, in Galveston, Texas (Photo Credit:    Richard Cummins/Getty Images)

Historic Strand District, in Galveston, Texas (Photo Credit:
Richard Cummins/Getty Images)

With one visit to, the welcoming and warm song by Campbell can be heard as one ventures through the site, coming to (re)discover one of the most treasured cities in the country.

Named after Bernardo de Gálvez y Madrid, Count of Gálvez Galveston, Texas is a city that has its economy centered in the tourism, shipping, financial and health care industries.

Are you planning a trip to Galveston soon? You have great reasons to go! Click here to watch related video.


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