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Buddy Holly

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Charley Pride

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Doug Sahm

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Freddie King

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Freddy Fender

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George Strait

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Geto Boys

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Janis Joplin

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Jerry Jeff Walker

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Jimmie Rodgers

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Johnny Winter

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Leadbelly

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Lightin' Hopkins

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Lydia Mendoza

Lydia Mendoza

Lyle Lovett

Lyle Lovett

Narciso Martinez

Narciso Martinez

Ornette Coleman

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Roy Orbison

Roy Orbison

Scott Joplin

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Selena

Selena

Stevie Ray Vaughan

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T-Bone Walker

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Townes Van Zandt

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Willie Nelson

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ZZ Top

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Recent Forum Comments:

Loretta Douthit
Please consider Southwest FOB.

Ricky Ortega
I would like to nominate my Father Mr. Richard Rick Ortega Sr. for the Texas Music Hall of Fame. Mr. Richard “Rick” Ortega Sr. After working as a commercial painter for some years, Rick was asked a very important question that would help shape his career into what it is today. In 1979, Henry Gonzales, founder and manager for La Mafia asked if he was interested in running sound for them. At that time, La Mafia was well on their way to success. Having to purchasing more equipment, they knew they needed more hands to help. This would be the start of The Mafia Road Crew. Without hesitation, Rick accepted, now and forever titled as the very first Sound Engineer for La Mafia. His many years in Tejano sound came from 13 years of traveling all over the United States giving La Mafia fans a wonderful live concert sound experience. Rick then spent another 5 years with another Houston powerhouse band, FAMA. After that, he tacked on another 5 years running sound for Jennifer (Pena) y Los Jets once she signed on with Q Productions following the death of Selena Quintanilla-Perez. Rick has done more than proven his ability to be a great sound engineer. With him having an ear for a clean, live concert sound, he gave millions of Tejano Music fans a great show to enjoy. Rick retired from touring with a great story and legacy to share with others. Today Rick has continued his career in sound, currently working with LD Systems, the largest sound, video and lighting company in Southeast Texas.

Al Smith
Doug Sahm!

genea
Please consider TRACY LAWRENCE to be entered into the Hall of Fame.

benjamin
To me Texas music is we.. Waylon, willie, Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughan and their bands double trouble and the fab louse thunderbirds , buddy holly, the big bopper,and Pantera , can't forget Selena , and George strait, Mikey gillies, and don't for get the king of Western swing mr bob wells. But that's just what I think.

Donald Sullivan
Al Dexter, a huge star of the forties. Seems many of the old timers are forgotten. Dexter's biggest hit was Pistol Packin' Mama, but he had lots of others. Many consider him as the man who started Honky Tonk music. He wrote most of his songs. He ought to be among the early inductees.

Rob Shannon
Lee Roy Parnell. Maybe not in the first class of inductees, but certainly in the 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th without question! Already a member of the Texas Songwriters Hall of Fame, he certainly has earned a spot here as well. Having played or recorded with Bob Wills, Delbert McClinton, Guy Clark, Mary Chapin Carpenter & more... Plus bith George Strait & Garth Brooks have recorded one of his songs. CMT used one of his songs as "Theme" song for one of their shows... plus how many Texas guitarists have their name on a Limited Edition Les Paul coming out of The Gibson Custom Shop? Plus he's a "Triple Threat"-not just a player, but songwriter & singer!!! And great at all 3!!! (Bob Dylan is great at one or two outta 3!)'nuff said!

carolyn stuart
Please consider Johnny Duncan for induction into your association. In my opinion he was one of the best singer songwriters to come out of Texas!

Sharon Sherley
Please consider: The group Southwest FOB, all Texas boy and a very successful with top ten hit Smell of Incense from the '60s. Two members formed the duo England Dan and John Ford Coley and were very successful in the 70s&80s. From EGDFC came Dan Seals, a successful country writer and singer. Dan and John have co-written many top ten songs. Brother of Dan Seals is Jim Seals who was in the duo Seals & Croft. I think the Seals family alone would be an interesting addition. The SWFOB group was cutting edge music back in the day. The first to have radios on their guitars. etc. Thanks!

Gérard
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ronnie nutt
Fyi, Texas Guitar Hall of Fame member Weldon Myrick from Jayton,Texas died today he was house band steel guitarist for Grand Ole Opry for over 30 years....

ronnie nutt
Gene Watson,raised here in Lamar County, like Danny Eaton in my High School Class, Gene still parks his bus here in Lamar County to travel to all his dates. Glen Keener,who played guitar and bandleader for Charley Pride and signed Reba McEntire to contract from Lamar County, Duane Allen,lead singer of Oakridge Boys,from Lamar County Roy Orbison from Wink Texas Bob Wills from Turkey,Tx Ray Price from East Texas Gary Morris from Texas Larry Wayne Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers from Texas Johnny Bush from Texas

Jesse C Smith Jr
There are many Houston Musicians and bands that have made a huge impact on Texas Music. I will post a list later on but for now I'll mention Herman McCoy,Mundo Earwood, and Gene Thomas. This is just a start. Jesse Smith

Sam S
Janis Joplin, Jerry Jeff Walker, ZZ Top, Waylon, SRV, Willie, Robert Earl Keen, Doug Sahm, Buddy Holly

Renee Staley
The Southwest FOB a Dallas band in the 69's led to the duo England Dan and John Ford Coley. England Dan became Dan Seals and had a very successful career as a country artist. His song writing and music is timeless. His brother Jim Seals was with the Champs and the duo Seals & Crofts. I think both Texas boys should be inducted into the TMHOF. Please consider.

Glen Streater
Even though the already mentioned artists are deserving candidates, the initial inductees should be those whom outsiders may not recognize as Texans, but who had a huge influence on popular music of all genres. My nominees would be Scott Joplin, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Charlie Christian, Tex Ritter, Lightnin' Hopkins, and Cindy Walker.

Lewis Powell
The Late Great Bobby Doyle would be a Fantastic addition to the TMHOF! One that would be seconded by the music industry and all of those fans that had the chance to see him live around Austin and across Texas. Kenny Rogers once called him, "The Greatest Musician I ever played with" when recalling his days of playing bass in the Bobby Doyle Trio!

Sue shannon
Waylon Jennings is the man nobody like him he is the Greatest - Sex on legs! & what a voice!

Gloria McDonough
There's WAYLON and then there's the rest.

Kevin Bodnar
Dear Lad and Lass, I truly believe that the Killdares should nominated number one because of their passion and dedication towards their evolving music and the Irish heritage they bring to their melodies. They are all willing and determined to captivate you with their uniqueness in Music. Sincerely, Kevin

Waylon Jennings
I would like to see Waylon Jennings name in the Texas Hall Of Fame !! He was the Greatest !!!

Laurie
The Killdares!

JaeJ Burk
Hall Of Fame WAYLON JENNINGS!!! <3

Mike Rodger
Round 1: Bob, Buddy, Janis, Roy and Waylon

lilly ray
Waylon Jennings !

DC Fetters
I'd like to nominate Cliff Crofford writer of the famous song Old Rivers by Walter Brennan and a number of other songs recorded by Brennan. Cliff grew up in Rochester, Texas and the song Old Rivers was inspired by a man he knew growing up. Cliff has also written songs for Mel Tillis, Bobby Bare,The Statler Bros, Cher, Roy Rogers,Wynn Stewart, Gary Lewis,Fats Domino. He also appeared on Town Hall Party and was one of the founding fathers of the of the Bakersfield Sound. http://www.jilesbeam.com/html/bio__cliff.html

AAJR
Performing: Waylon Jennings, Buddy Holly, Bob Wills, Billy Joe Shaver. Non-Performing: Terry V. Jennings Waylon'Son- Korban Music Group LLC(Music Business Management, Publisher, Song Plugger)

pelle westberg
Waylon of course!

ben wooten
Waylon jennings

Marion Matteo
Waylon Jennings

Joane
INDUCT WAYLON JENNINGS!!!

Susan Civitelli
Waylon Jennings! I cannot believe he is not a member! I am stunned.

Susan Civitelli
Waylon Jennings! There's no need for me to explain why...Texas should already know!

Lynn Goins
WAYLON JENNINGS!!! I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT HE IS NOT ALREADY IN THE TEXAS HALL OF FAME!

Kim jennings
Waylon Jennings!!!

lilly ray
Bob Wills, Buddy Holly

lilly ray
Waylon Jennings !!!

texasfoy
waylon jennings...in 1976 he had the first ever country album to go platium with "wanted the outlaws"..the legacy he left will never be forgotton, he was the king of the outlaw movement.

Terry
Bob Wills Buddy Holly

Mitch Morris
WAYLON

stacykuhn
add waylon to the texas country hall of fame

Chris Zasa
Waylon jennings

Chris Zasa
Waylon jennings

dee ayala
(non-performing category) Terry V. Jennings of Waylon'Son Publishing & Korban Music Group LLC. (Music Publishing, Music Business Management, Artist Management, Music Promotion.)

dee ayala
Bob Wills and Buddy Holly!

Jim Mathews
GREAT!!

kim
Waylon Jennings !!

Brent
Waylon Jennings!! I love this site!!

Jeremy
Waylon Jennings!!

Marion Matteo
Waylon Jennings!!! He crafted his sound and wrote great songs!!!The Best!!

Annette Camacho
Waylon Jennings the one and only!!!!

Svein Ove
Waylon Jennings

dee ayala
Waylon Jennings! Songwriter, recording artist, actor, multiple Grammy award winner and always 100% Texan. No other artist had brought more world wide attention to the spirit of TEXAS music than Waylon Jennings. Waylon was the first solo country artist to go quadruple platinum. They called him an outlaw but in reality he was a ground breaker, a trend setter, and a trail blazer. Waylon should be first inducted to represent the spirit of Texas music.

Josh
Why doesn't anyone talk about the band that was DOMINATING south/central Texas from the early 70's to the late 80's, Joe Bob's Bar & Grill Band? That's where my vote goes, and I hope yours will as well. Anybody remember?

dolores mclemore mckee
There is no way a TMHOF could be complete without Gene Summers. The King of Rock A Billy and all genre of music. Over 50 yrs. and still singing.

Jeanette
I would like to nominate The Kildares for the Texas HOF. They are a great band and very hard working. The Celtic Rock genre brings a fiddle and bagpipes to the band and Texans appreciate a fiddle!!! The Texas Scots love the bagpipes!!!What more could you ask for? It's Home! (: They do Texas proud everywhere they go with their talent and ethical behavior. Their shows and music are terrific!!!!

Lynda
Absolutely LOVE the Kildares!!! I certainly endorse this talented band!!!! Also, Bugs Henderson, may he RIP!!!!!

Whit
Killdares

Cindy
The Killdares need to be in the TMHF!!!! They are one of the best bands from Texas, I look forward to seeing the perform at the Texas State Fair every year.

Donald O. Coon
There is a hard working Texas band that I feel deserves consideration. The Killdares. Defining Celtic Rock, they have a distinct sound that draws immediate recognition to any who hear them. A fixture at Celtic fests and Celtic pubs, they have grown their fan base to the point that they regularly play non celtic venues like the House of Blues, Granada Theater, and similar houses. Perahps more people have discovered them at the State Fair of Texas than in any other place however. 120 shows over the course of the fair, year after year, has grown the loyal legions of Killdares fans steadily. They are fan friendly, approachable and amazing musicians. I believe their work ethic, skill, and fan friendliness defines Texas values and earns them the right to be in the Texas Music Hall of Fame.

Eugene Flynn
KILLDARES!

Airman Andy
We should first induct the most deserving yet overlooked Texas musical artists, going all the way back to the advent of Texas Music. We could also start with Doug Sahm and go from there! Icons like Willie Nelson will of course be added later.

Erin
I would have to say local Dallas band The Killdares, George Strait, Lee Ann Womack, and the Dixie Chicks!

Denny Peeples
Gotta give props to some of the younger bands playing in clubs today. These two are both defining new genre's of music: The Killdares (Celtic Rock) and The Old 97's (alt-country). If you haven't heard 'em, you gotta catch them in a venue near you...

John Ezell
Bugs Henderson

Gloria
WAYLON JENNINGS

Leigh Howell
Ray Price would be my first pick to go into the Texas Music Hall Of Fame!! Then Bob Wills!! George Strait! Ernest Tubb Thanks for leting me share my opinion!! Leigh

Lloyd Welke
Waylon Jennings

Lynn Goins
WAYLON JENNINGS

Deborah Campbell
Lyle Lovett, Sara Hickman, Asleep at the Wheel, Janis Joplin, Wheatfield

freddy powers
posted by Catherine Powers maybe consider Freddy Powers and I hope while he is still here to accept it himself...... here's his contributions Freddy Powers Brief description of Freddy Powers contribution to the Texas Music Industry and fellow Texans: Singer/songwriter/producer/musician born in Duncan, Oklahoma, raised in Seminole, Texas. Holds many BMI and CMA Awards including CMA’s Triple Play Award. Having his songs recorded by such artist as Merle Haggard, George Jones, Willie Nelson, the late great Ray Charles, the Wilburn Brothers, Janie Fricki, Rattlesnake Annie, new comers John Cody Carter, Pauline Reese and Big and Rich and so many more. Though born in Oklahoma Freddy is true “Texas all the Way” with several famed Texas songs including “James Michener's inspiration and title to his movie “Texas” others "Texas and Oklahoma" has?been performed for both Texas and Oklahoma governors conventions and both football teams, “My San Antonio Rose and latest “Texas All the Way”. Freddy’s roots and music career began in Seminole, Texas in his family band. Moving on to Dallas, Texas where he worked in the famed Round Up Club and the Bridgeport Club as well as many other various Texas nightclubs and honky tonks as well owning his own Texas honky tonk the Crestview Club in Arlington and the house band at the Peanut Club in Houston. Freddy and his band with his mentor Paul Buskirk made history with being the first band to broadcast in color on WBAP Fort Worth, Texas. Freddy has not always concentrated on just his music career, when not donating his time to various charities and foundations like the Texas Girls Choir or the Texas Boys and Girls Club or Musicians Drug Abuse Programs and Health foundations, he has been a mentor himself and helped many of his band and non-members alike in the music business getting songs recorded like fellow Texan's John Cody Carter’s “When it Rains it Pours” cut by Merle Haggard or Bill McDavid’s #1 song in Americana Charts by Willie Nelson and with his invitation to a recording day with Willie Sonny Throckmorton's latest Willie cut "Big Bootie". Freddy has also contributed to musicians going on to becoming great well known players like Clint Strong of Arlington with Merle Haggard, Melton Quackenbush of Houston with Mel Tillis, and others like Gary Church previously with Merle Haggard and Mel Tillis and Scotty Joss who now is with Merle previously with Dwight Yokum. Presently he is a mentor and/or teacher to Mary Sarah, Pauline Reese, John Cody Cater, and child prodigy singer/writer/musician Lauren Beller and so many more. Freddy now lives in Austin Texas where he, though with Parkinson's Disease continues to contribute the Texas music industry and his fellow musicians and as his latest song says recorded by Scotty Joss “Back Playing Honky Tonks Again”.

Larry
13th Floor Elevators Navasota Moving Sidewalks Janis Joplin Johnny and Edgar Winter Bubble Puppy Stevie Ray Vaughan Jimmy Vaughan Buddy Holly George Strait Bloodrock Bob Wills & the Texas Playboys Roy Orbison Flaco Jimenez Jim Reeves Gatemouth Brown Lightnin' Hopkins Willie Nelson Tex Ritter

Stephanie
Jack Orbin and Bill Ham should be in the Hall of Fame for everything they have done and are still doing for Texas music.

Larry
Jack Orbin and Bill Ham should be inducted to the Texas Music HOF.

Larry
Eric Johnson

Dave Stanley
Bugs Henderson--Live and Die---TEXAS Blues and Rocl N Roll

Jon Smith
BUDDY WHITTINGTON, singer/guitarist should be selected. His music is an influence to many both in his home state of Texas as well as throughout Europe. His fame and tallent grew while playing with John Mayalls Blues Breakers and he is now one of Texas' best musicians as well as a fine man. For anyone not familiar with his work, search his name, listen and be amazed!

Doris Conway
Nothing would be better than The Great State of Texas having The Great Gene Watson as thier first! Doris

Jim
Haven't seen Townes Van Zant on the list yet!

larry
There are many great artists with Texas roots - the first inductees should represent all types/classes of music.. My short list would include - Willie Nelson, Bob Wills, Don Edwards (great vocalist/yodeler and the best Cowboy Music historian alive) Stevie Ray Vaughn, John Denver, Tex Ritter, M M Murphy, Buddy Holley, Hank Thompson, Red Stegall and how about ZZ Top...

Reggie Jenkins
Dan Woods would be my choice of non-performer. He was the music arrainger for Roy Orbison and worked closely with Bill Dees on "Pretty Woman" and "Crying" as well as many other Orbison hits.

Royella Roessler
We meed George Jones and Gene Watson in the Texas Music Hall Of Fame. They are Country to the Bone

R Jones
Stephen Bruton

Gary R Ralph
From someone here in the UK, think Texas and it can only be Mr Gene Watson, celebrating 50 years in the Music World and still true to his Texas Roots

Nancy Fly
Don Walser and the Pure Texas Band!

Toni Vascocu
Mr. Gene Watson should be one of the VERY first, if not the first, to be inducted in your Hall of Fame.

Carol Saxton
I would like to see Gene Watson in the Texas Music Hall of Fame. I think he is the best. And should be rewarded for it.

Sally Bedow
GENE WATSON! 50 years in Country Music and still going strong!Born in Texas and still lives in Texas!

Danielle Hartzog
I think that Craig Dillingham should be inducted, he has been overlooked for too long now. A great songwriter and a voice that will truly touch your soul. Plus, has been singing in dance halls since he was 12 with the likes of Ray Price and Willie Nelson.

LiningerL
Ray Benson!

MrJamie
There are so many who deserve induction...Matthew Robinson is my choice. A gentleman of many means. Professional, kind spoken to the younger artist, thoughtful to a fault when sharing his experiences and knowledgeable in many areas that are helpful to up and coming talent. Great songwriting is a difficult thing to do and he does it well. Dialtone records thought so anyways.

Eileen Shavelson
Powell St John for the Hall of Fame- from the early days with Janis Joplin and beyond, he;s still making music and he deserves this tribute

Toby St. John
Powell St. John should certainly be in the Texas Music Hall of Fame. Early on he played with Kenneth Threadgill from Threadgill's fame and also played with Janis Joplin in the group, the Waller Creek Boys. Janis then went on to record the Powell St. John hit "Bye Bye Baby". He had an early legendary band, Powell St. John and the Conqueroo, which is still talked about today. He also penned many songs for the 13th Floor Elevators. Boz Scaggs, the Elevators, Janis, Doug Sahm all recorded Powell's music, among others. Visit Powell's web site here and read his fantastic biography http://www.powellstjohn.com/

Jeff Hill
Roky Erickson and the 13th Floor Elevators NEED to be in the HOF. Just my 2¢. I love it that we have our own Texas Music HOF. Go TEXAS!!

Bruno Michel
so many great artists out there, it will need categories sooner or later. But to start with: Johnny Bush. Bruno Michel, Radio-Host "Texas Music Time" on CRS, Kempner, TX

Lynn Brown
I would love to see Texas Dance Hall Legends Tony Booth and Darrell McCall put into The Texas Hall Of Fame, both have contributed over 50 years each to Tradiional Country Music in The Great Dance Halls all over The Great State Of Texas.

Victoria Menchu
I hope Roky Erickson is inducted into the HoF. He is the best.

susan criner
All great suggestions. Here's another: Grady Gaines, from great tenor sax player from Houston Tx, leader of Little Richard's Upsetters in the '50's, Sam Cooke's bandleader in the '60's, still blowing and going strong

Terry Groff
Narrowing down a list the Texas HOF is, to me, an almost impossible task. There are simply too many deserving individuals that belong in it. I would personally have to start early with Blind Lemon Jefferson, Mance Lipscomb, T-Bone Walker, or Bob Wills. There are people that maybe aren't so famous that may belong there someday like ZuZu Bollin and Henry Qualls.

Ruby Dee
So many to choose from... Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Ray Price, Bob Wills, Chris Gaffney, Freddie Fender, Marcia Ball, Rosie Flores, Lavelle White, Rick Broussard...

michael stevens
Sure will be a big list ! Freddie King & Doyle Bramhall, I could go on and on. Michael Stevens

col. bill foster
george jones. claude gray and willie nelson are country legens that should be in the texas music hall of fame. col. bill foster lone star state country music assoc.

Ralph Cisneros Jr
I would like recommend that you all consider Johnny Hernandez for the Hall of Fame. He is a Tejano Legend and he is still jamming even today that he is in his 70's!

Rachel Deering
Guy Clark!!!

Drew
Waylon, Willie, Buddy and Billy Joe.

Kimmie Rhodes
Joe Gracey!

Cody Thompson
Lyle Lovett should be in the first class of The Texas Music Hall of Fame... without a doubt...

Clennis High
All of the names and faces I see here are all deserving to be inducted...all are great,,,,and I love them all...and I want take it back. Now having said that...I am rather supprised that no one mentioned "Archie Bell and the Drells (unless I missed it). So, my vote goes to the boys from the 5th ward of Houston...that told the world they were from Houston, TX when they song the million seller, "Tighten Up"... Flint

jsbach27
Please Please consider classical artists. At the top of the list would the the legendary Van Cliburn. There is simplpy no one in Texas who had inpacted the international music scene as he has. When he won the Tcikovsky piano competition, it was an explosion. No one else from Texas has ever made that kind of international impression! Please consider classical artists. I reside in Texas, and I am tired of the impression that the world has of us, that Texas only produced hilbilly music like Willie Nelson. For some of us, in the classical music world, we consider that a crime and a failure to prompote the great composers, orchestras,conductors and performers in classical Texas. Most Texas music websites and intitutions ignore this area!! Another legend is James Dick, who has virtually created an entire music culture in Round Top. Dr. Gregory Hamiltpn http://www.gregoryhamilton.org

Nancy Baxendale
Willie Nelson would be at the top of my list along with Ray Price.

Ralph Wranker
Sam Neely His songs have reached 13 times or better in Billboard magazine's Top 40 as a recording artist/song writer with record sales worldwide. Sam has recorded for 4 major recording labels; Capital, A&M, Electra, and MCA Records. He has appeared on numerous television shows including two appearances on American Bandstand, Midnight Special, Nashville Now, and several television specials. He sang the final song for the final episode of television's M*A*S*H series.

jbutler
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown would be my nominee

dee ayala
Billy Joe Shaver!

dee ayala
Waylon Jennings!

Patrick Rains
Joe Sample and/or The Crusaders. Their formative years were spent in Texas and Mr. Sample has now returned to Houston, living there over a decade now. The Crusaders gave us "Street Life," a classic. Joe Sample has performed on so many records as a session man throughout the 60s - 90s from the Jackson Five to The Mama & The Papas and Marvin Gaye. You can see the hundreds of records he performed on in his lifetime here: http://allmusic.com/artist/joe-sample-p7478/credits/date-asc/ We love JOE!

Gregory Aestati
I would like to nominate Gene Summers for consideration. He's one of Texas' pioneer rockers and still performs to this day. He's now a standard inclusion on most Rockabilly compilations released on major labels - right up there with Buddy Holly and Gene Vincent.

John Moschioni
The list is many... but I would start Blind Willie Johnson... "Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground" is one of the greatest pieces of music ever written in any country and in any language or genre. It was carefully selected and sent into outer space to help describe who "man" was. From right here in Texas.

Linny
Lot's of great Tx artist to put in the Hall of Fame. Larry Grahm-great bassist,singer composer.one of the inventors of a style of bass playing. Texas Tenors James Clay, Marchel ivery, Dewy Redman, Fathead Newman,Ornette Coleman, King Curtis some of the greaterst players ever

Don Williams
Please consider Eddie Reeves who co-wrote the hit "Rings". See his complete bio on Wikipedia. Many music accomplishments. Now resides in Houston. Thanks

Judy Perrien
Consider Southwest F.O.B. Their music introduced an original sound in and around Texas.

jim shivers
Please consider Southwest FOB fromt the 60's and 70's. Great sound for their time!

Alan Ferguson
Love this site!

william tarwater
I think we should start with Milton Brown the founding father of Western Swing