WHEREAS, For nearly half a century, progressive country
  icon Gary P. Nunn has been a standard-bearer for Texas music; and
         WHEREAS, Born in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, in 1945, Mr. Nunn
  moved to Brownfield with his family in the sixth grade and soon
  joined a garage band; later, while studying pharmacy at The
  University of Texas at Austin, he played keyboards in a local
  supergroup, the Lavender Hill Express; he became one of the
  progenitors of Austin's "cosmic cowboy" movement, playing bass,
  keyboards, and guitar with Willie Nelson, Michael Martin
  Murphey, and others; as a key member of Jerry Jeff Walker's Lost
  Gonzo Band, he recorded six albums in four years and contributed
  the hit "London Homesick Blues," an ode to Texas that became a
  progressive country anthem and served for nearly three decades as
  the theme song for the PBS show Austin City Limits; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Nunn and the Gonzos released three critically
  acclaimed albums on their own, and in 1980, he launched his solo
  career; a trailblazer for Austin's independent music scene, he
  established his own label and publishing company, and he and his
  wife, Ruth, managed his career as he toured Europe and appeared on
  Austin City Limits, Nashville Now, and other television programs;
  his large catalogue includes "What I Like About Texas," which
  became the inspiration for a Texas Travel Industry Association
  campaign, and over the years, many artists have recorded his songs;
  Rosanne Cash climbed the country singles chart with "Couldn't Do
  Nothing Right," while Willie Nelson scored a No. 2 hit with "Last
  Thing I Needed, First Thing This Morning," which resurfaced on the
  2018 Grammy Album of the Year by Chris Stapleton; that same year,
  Mr. Nunn showcased state pride on Friends for Life, a collection of
  his duets with a cavalcade of stars, including Lyle Lovett and
  Robert Earl Keen; and
         WHEREAS, Inducted into the Texas Hall of Fame in 2004,
  Mr. Nunn is also a member of the West Texas Walk of Fame; he was
  named Ambassador of Texas Music by Governor Rick Perry, and among
  numerous accolades, he received the Country Music Association of
  Texas Living Legend Award; dubbed "a Texas institution" by the
  authoritative All Music Guide, he holds a special place in the
  state's musical firmament and in the hearts of countless fans
  around the world; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 86th
  Legislature, hereby honor Gary P. Nunn for his outstanding
  contributions to music and extend to him sincere best wishes for
  the future; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for
  Mr. Nunn as an expression of high regard by the Texas Senate.
Alvarado Huffman Perry
Bettencourt Hughes Powell
Birdwell Johnson Rodríguez
Campbell Kolkhorst Schwertner
Creighton Lucio Seliger
Fallon Menéndez Taylor
Flores Miles Watson
Hall Nelson West
Hancock Nichols Whitmire
Hinojosa Paxton Zaffirini
  Patrick, President of the Senate
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on April 8, 2019.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate