Richard Hynd replaced Kerr on drums in 1991 and the band was also augmented by the presence of Eddie Campbell on keyboards. "Mothers Heaven", released in 1991, failed to repeat the success of their debut, though by now the group had established itself as a strong concert attraction throughout Europe. This album was, like "Southside", also produced by Tim Palmer (David Bowie - Robert Plant) and was also a mix of mainstream and authentic Blues with a bit of Country and again the slide guitar as most striking instrument.
The band went on a world tour which brought them to the USA and they achieved their second UK Top 20 hit in April 1992 when a version of Al Green's "Tired Of Being Alone" reached number 19.
The third album "Ricks Road" was completed with new producer Paul Fox after the band stated their fondness for his work with 10,000 Maniacs and the Wallflowers. Ricks Road is the dirt track which leads towards the Bearsville Studios in Woodstock where also Bob Dylan and Janis Joplin recorded their albums. Paul suggested the studio because of the old equipment which provided a very warm sound and fitted perfectly with what the band had in mind. The album included backing vocals from Rose Stone, sister of Sly Stone. Although recognized now by many people as the best Texas album ever, Ricks Road was the least successfull one in the charts. Because of that disappointement the band went on a hiatus in 1995 and 1996. They did some performances on TV shows and did some concerts but lots of those had gone by unnoticed. Therefore a lot of people also thought Texas as a band didn't exist anymore.
Full name: Johnny Francis McElhone Date of birth: April 21, 1963 Place of birth: Lemarkshire, Glasgow, Scotland Instruments: Bass Previous Bands: Altered Images - Hipsway Member since: Founded the band in 1986
Full name: Alistair Manson McErlaine Date of birth: October 31, 1968 Place of birth: Glasgow, Scotland Instruments: Lead Guitar Member since: 1986
Full name: Edward Anthony Campbell Date of birth: June 6, 1965 Place of birth: Glasgow, Scotland Instruments: Keyboards & Backing Vocals Other Bands: Eddie played keyboards in Sheryl Crow's band on her 1994 tour. Member since: Founded the band in 1986
Full name: Anthony McGovern Date of birth: May 16, 1970 Place of birth: Glasgow, Scotland Instruments: Guitar & Vocals Previous Bands: The Smiles Member since: 1999