AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, the Texas House of Representatives and Texas Senate of the 86th Texas Legislature will honor Texas music singer-songwriter Gary P. Nunn April 10, with a proclamation and two resolutions, that will be presented on the House and Senate floors.
The resolutions were authored by Rep. Kyle Kacal (R-District 12) and Senator Dawn Buckingham (R- District 24) and will honor Nunn's lifetime achievements in Texas country music, according to a press release from Nunn's management.
“Gary P. Nunn is a Texas music icon and has been a proud ambassador for the state of Texas for over four decades,” Kacal said. “His signature Texas country songs like 'London Homesick Blues' with its 'I wanna go home with the Armadillo' chorus and 'What I Like About Texas' have become anthems for our state, leaving a lasting mark on Texas and beyond.”
“It’s impossible to think of Gary P. Nunn without visions of Luckenbach, live music and honky-tonk fun,” Dawn Buckingham said. “The music he has shared for nearly half a century will forever be part of Texas history.”
Nunn's signature Texas country song, “London Homesick Blues,” was a breakout hit on Jerry Jeff Walker’s landmark ¡Viva Terlingua! album, selling more than one million copies, and became an anthem for the state of Texas with its internationally known “I wanna go home with the Armadillo” chorus. It was the theme for the PBS concert television show “Austin City Limits” for nearly three decades.
Nunn released 17 albums, wrote more than 200 songs and has multiple gold and platinum records for writing, publishing and performing.
Former Texas Gov. Mark White named Nunn the state's official ambassador to the world and former Gov. Rick Perry declared Nunn as an ambassador of Texas music. Nunn was inducted into the Texas Hall of Fame, honored on the West Texas Walk of Fame in Lubbock and is among the Texas Department of Commerce and Tourism’s Lone Star Greats.