- according to Michael Barnes of the Austin American Statesman, LLOYD MAINES has appeared on Austin City Limits more than anyone; an incomplete list of artists with whom Lloyd has performed on TV: Joe Ely Band, Dixie Chicks, Jerry Jeff Walker, Robert Earl Keene, Lost Gonzo Band, Maines Brothers Band, Terry Allen, the Flatlanders, etc.
- Guy Juke
classic album covers for Joe Ely, Butch Hancock, and more - designed and painted the
campaign logo for Kinky Friedman's 2006 Texas gubernatorial
- Guy Juke also did the cover to Chris Oglesby's new book:
"Fire in the Water, Earth in the Air: Legends
of West Texas Music."
co-produced and wrote the original treatment for Amy Maner's amazing DVD Lubbock Lights
- Ned Sublette, who wrote Willie
Nelson's hit song "Cowboys Are Frequently Secretly Fond
of Each Other," is a native of Lubbock. He also is the author
of a book titled "Cuba and its Music."
- Mac Davis was named the very first "Favorite
Male Performer" on the inaugural show of "The People
Choice Awards," in 1973.
- Mac Davis
wrote Elvis' top-ten
hits "In the Ghetto," "Don'tCry Daddy," "Memories,"
and "A Little Less Conversation."
- Terry Allen sculpted the statue of C.B. "Stubb" Stubblefield, which stands on
the location of the original Stubb's BarBQ on East Broadway in
- Jo Harvey
Allen plays "the
Lying Woman" in David Byrne's brilliant peaen to
West Texas True Stories. She also plays "the
Sex Therapist" in the southern classic Fried Green
- Legendary Lubbock music producer
and steel-guitar virtuoso
Maines is the proud
father of Dixie Chick Natalie Maines.
to Pollstar and Billboard, the Dixie Chicks 2003 Top of the
World Tour is ranked not only as the top country tour
of that year, but also as the best country one-year gross ever,
grossing $62 million.
- Bobby Keys is commonly the Rolling Stones'
tour saxophone player and has played on many of their albums.
- Bobby Keys and Keith Richards have the
same Birthday, and therefore Keith says he & Keys are "Cosmic-Brothers".
Keys claims that is one of the main reasons he's part of the
- Lone Star guitar-heroes Charlie
Sexton, Ian Moore, and David Grissom all studied
Texas music under Joe
- Joe Ely sings on the Clash's classic
album Combat Rock!
- Bruce Springsteen sings on Joe Ely's album Letter
- Joe Ely's real first name is Earl and Butch Hancock's real first name is George.
Gilmore played "Smokey"
in the Coen Brothers film The Big Lebowski.
Goodacre sculpted the
National Women in Vietnam Monument and designed the gold Sacagawea
U.S. Dollar coin.
Goodacre is mother
of model Jill
Goodacre (Mrs. Harry
- Sculptor Eddy Dixon sculpted the NAtional Buffalo Soldier Monumnet,
which stands in Leavenworth, Kansas.
- Sonny Curtis wrote the beloved theme song to the
Mary Tyler Moore Show, "Youre Gonna Make
It After All". Curtis also wrote the great rebel rock
classic "I Fought the Law & the Law Won."
and played Buddy
Holly's set on the
"Winter Dance Tour" that awful night in February, "The
Day the Music Died." The show must go on.
Jennings was "the
Balladeer" on the popular TV series The Dukes of Hazzard.
Also, on the "Dukes..."
reunion movie (original
air date: April 25, 1997),
Davis stepped in to
replace Waylon as the narrator.
- The Legendary
Stardust Cowboy inspired
David Bowie to create Ziggy Stardust.
- Cary Swinney's
album Big Shots
reached number one on the Euro-Americana charts in October 2005.
- Painter Downe Burns also has another life as a musician.
- Renowned comic book artist
Ross grew up in Lubbock.
- The first time Elvis Presley
was ever captured on moving pictures occurred in Lubbock.
- One of the most well-documented
appearances of the Blessed Virgin Mary occurred in Lubbock
in August 1988.
- Lubbock is home to the largest
Church of Christ, Baptist, & Methodist congregations in America.
- Performance artist Paul Bullock has won two consecutive Global Marijuana
Awards for his poems "Car Pool Mom" and "Mr. Zag."
- The Texas Belairs' song "Chilis and Tomatoes" won the
2006 Global Marijuana Award for Best Country Song.
- John Denver attended Texas Tech.
- Pat Green is
also a Tech-Ex; as is his buddy Cory Morrow.
- Meat Loaf attended
Lubbock Christian College. (!!!)
- Lee Ann
Womack attended South
- Would-be Reagan assassin John
Hinckley, Jr. plotted his ill-fated attempt on the life of
the President while he was living in the Honey Comb apartments
near the Texas Tech campus in Lubbock.