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  • 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 - who painted classic album covers for Joe Ely, Butch Hancock, and more - designed and painted the campaign logo for Kinky Friedman's 2006 Texas gubernatorial campaign.
  • 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."
  • Author Chris Oglesby 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 Lubbock.
  • 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 Tomatoes.
  • Legendary Lubbock music producer and steel-guitar virtuoso
    Lloyd Maines is the proud father of Dixie Chick Natalie Maines
  • According to Pollstar and Billboard, the Dixie Chick’s 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 Rolling Stones.
  • Lone Star guitar-heroes Charlie Sexton, Ian Moore, and David Grissom all studied Texas music under Joe Ely
  • Joe Ely sings on the Clash's classic album Combat Rock!
  • Bruce Springsteen sings on Joe Ely's album Letter to Laredo.
  • Joe Ely's real first name is Earl and Butch Hancock's real first name is George.
  • Jimmie Gilmore played "Smokey" in the Coen Brothers film The Big Lebowski.
  • Glenna Goodacre sculpted the National Women in Vietnam Monument and designed the gold Sacagawea U.S. Dollar coin. 
  • Glenna Goodacre is mother of model Jill Goodacre (Mrs. Harry Connick, Jr.).
  • 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, "You’re Gonna’ Make It After All". Curtis also wrote the great rebel rock classic "I Fought the Law & the Law Won."
  • Waylon Jennings filled-in 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.
  • Waylon 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), Mac 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 Alex 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 Plains College.
  • 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.

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