Willie Nelson Named The 2009 Texas State Musician
May 22, 2009 at 6:35 AM (PT)
Country legend WILLIE NELSON was appointed the "2009 TEXAS State Musician" by the 81st LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS on WEDNESDAY (5/20). Honorees are chosen based on the "exceptional quality of their work and for their outstanding commitment to the arts in TEXAS."
Bill HCR 254 stated: "This legendary TEXAS performer was playing the guitar at the age of 6 and performing at 10; after establishing himself in NASHVILLE as a hit songwriter, he returned to TEXAS and soon became world-famous as an interpreter of his own songs and as an icon of the Outlaw Country music movement; he has further distinguished himself as a film and television actor and entrepreneur, as well as an ever-popular touring concert artist who has been involved in numerous charity events such as FARM AID."
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