A historic list of Texas State Artist Musicians:

  • 2003 James Dick, Round Top
  • 2004 Ray Benson, Austin
  • 2005 Johnny Gimble, Dripping Springs
  • 2006 Billy Joe Shaver, Waco
  • 2007 Dale Watson, Austin
  • 2008 Shelley King, Austin
  • 2009 Willie Nelson, Spicewood
  • 2010 Sara Hickman, Austin
  • 2011 Lyle Lovett, Klein
  • 2012 Billy F Gibbons, Houston
  • 2013 Craig Hella Johnson, Austin
  • 2014 Flaco Jimenez, San Antonio
  • 2015 Jimmie Vaughan, Austin
  • 2016 Joe Ely, Austin
  • 2017 George Strait, San Antonio
  • 2018 Marcia Ball, Austin
  • 2019 Little Joe Hernandez, Temple
  • 2020 Emily Gimble, Austin