Don’t Mess With Texas – Or Billy Gibbons
Texas has bestowed quite the honor on a member of ZZ Top, and no, it's not "Best Beard".
The Texas Commission on the Arts has named Billy Gibbons it's State Musician of 2012.
It's kind of like winning a beauty contest. You have a one year reign and then have to give it up. There's no crown, no scepter and no cape, but I think it's pretty cool nonetheless.
The honor is given to musicians with personal ties to the State of Texas and Gibbons' ties go back to his birth in Houston. As a child he moved with his family to California, but comes back to Texas for his music every now and then.