When: Sat., Dec. 3, 8 p.m. 2016
Gary P. Nunn is the best damn Texas country singer- songwriter that you’ve never heard of. Well, maybe that’s unfair. If you’ve been paying close attention to Texas country, you’ve probably at least heard his songs. The man—who is a Texas Musical Ambassador and inductee of the West Texas Hall of Fame, who’s been writing and picking alongside some of the more recognizable Texas country greats for over 50 years—has garnered heaps of acclaim from his peers, including Jerry Jeff Walker, Michael Murphy, David Allan Coe, and Willie Nelson, all of whom have recorded versions of his songs throughout the years. Nunn, whose best (or at least most iconic) song “London Homesick Blues” just might be the perfect paean to Texas, will celebrate his 71st birthday, amid crowds of the devoted and curious alike, within the warm, beery, and friendly confines of Gruene Hall, on a stage that he’s graced countless times throughout the years.