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10 Famous People From the Texas Hill Country

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10 Famous People From the Texas Hill Country

Texas boasts a large number of native-born celebrities. Numerous star athletes, actors, musicians, politicians and academics hail from the Lone Star State. The ones who weren’t born here sure got here as fast as they could.

The Texas Hill Country is well known for its ties to music. Austin is the “Live Music Capital of the World,” and Gruene Hall is just as famous as the legendary musicians who have taken its stage. Here are some of the famous people who have called the Hill Country home. Some of them might surprise you!

1. Stevie Ray Vaughan

10 Famous People From the Texas Hill Country

Photo: Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Facebook

Stevie Ray Vaughan was born in Dallas in 1954. He started to play guitar as a child, and later became the lead singer for the Texas band Double Trouble. Vaughan dropped out of an arts program at Southern Methodist University and moved to Austin to concentrate on music. He played regular gigs in Austin and eventually recorded several hit albums and earned a Grammy award. Vaughan died at the age of 35 in 1990, but his music continues to inspire new generations of musicians around the world.

2. Willie Nelson

10 Famous People From the Texas Hill Country

Photo: Willie Nelson’s Facebook

The Red Headed Stranger turned 82 in April 2015. He is one of the most well known artists in country music and an original outlaw country musician. Nelson career spans almost 60 years, which includes over 100 albums and numerous awards. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1993 and received a Kennedy Center Honor in 1998. He has also acted in over 30 films, co-authored several autobiographical books, and is an activist for the legalization of marijuana and the use of biodiesel. Nelson resides in Spicewood, where he owns a recording studio and a golf course called Willie Nelson’s Pedernales Cut N Putt.

3. Tex Avery

10 Famous People From the Texas Hill Country
Photo: Tex Avery’s Facebook

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