Official Texas State Musicians
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The Texas state musicians are selected for one-year appointments by the Texas Poet Laureate, State Musician and State Artist Committee.
2003 - James Dick, Round Top
2004 - Ray Benson, Austin
2005 - Johnny Gimble, Tyler
2006 - Billy Joe Shaver, Waco
2007 - Dale Watson, Pasadena, Austin
2008 - Shelley King, Austin
2009 - Willie Nelson, Austin, Abbott
2010 - Sara Hickman, Austin
2011 - Lyle Lovett, Klein
2012 - Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Houston
2013 - Craig Hella Johnson, Austin
2014 - Leonardo “Flaco” Jiménez, San Antonio