The Album "God and Guns" by Lynyrd Skynyrd inspired this photo essay of the West Texas wasteland. "Ugly" is how most people describe West Texas, but beauty can be found in its ruggedness. The land stands bare-chested against the brutality of the sun and survives. The people are tough, stubborn, and honery, refusing to give-in to the elements. Proudly they "cling" to their "God and Guns."