AUSTIN, Texas (CelebrityAccess) Texas Gov. Greg Abbot and the Texas legislature recently honored country music great Gary P. Nunn for his lifetime achievement.
Abbot, the Texas House of Representatives and the Texas Senate of the 86th Texas Legislature all honored the singer/songwriter at the Austin capitol building on Wednesday. It was also announced at the ceremony that the Grand Ole Opry has extended an invitation for Nunn to perform on the legendary stage in Nashville, according to KVUE-TV News.
“I take seriously my role to preserve and perpetuate the tradition of country music in Texas history and culture,” Nunn said. “Everything I write I hope will have a life of its own and will live long after I’m here … be a part of Texas culture.”
He thanked other Texas musical luminaries Jerry Jeff Walker, Willie Nelson, Kevin Fowler and Bruce Robison, along with his parents and his wife of 35 years, Ruth.
Packed house in the Texas Capitol today to honor the legendary musician Gary P. Nunn. Gary was one of the first people to endorse me when I ran for State Rep in 2012. Proud to be here to support him today. pic.twitter.com/0Mx8g4cGN4
— Daniel Miller (@TheTexianDM) April 10, 2019
Nunn, 73, said he will retire in 2020 after 50 years of performing. The Texas Hall-Of-Famer presented Abbott with a signed copy of his memoir, “At Home with the Armadillo.”