Ram launching special ‘Yellow Rose of Texas’ model

Ram Yellow Rose of Texas edition arrives in April

Texans will soon have an opportunity to drive a pickup truck with a unique connection to a bit of that state’s musical history.

Ram truck earlier this week unveiled the Yellow Rose of Texas edition, a new, Texas-only addition to its half-ton lineup.

The 2016 Ram 1500 Yellow Rose of Texas edition, which features a Stinger Yellow paint package, will be offered in half-ton 4×2 and 4×4 crew cab versions of the Ram 1500 Lone Star.

Ram Lone Star models are exclusive to the Texas retail sales market.

The Yellow Rose of Texas name is derived from a mid-19th century American folk song later popularized in the 1955 Billboard Number One hit by artist Mitch Miller.

Ram Yellow Rose of Texas edition

The new Ram 1500 Yellow Rose of Texas goes on sale in April.

According to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, more Texans drive pickup trucks than drivers in any other state; 20 percent of motor vehicle registrations versus 12 percent national average. In fact, Ram sells nearly two-and-a-half times as many pickup trucks in Texas as it does in the next-highest volume state, said the company.