Well this is certainly a not-too-shabby honor for one of the members of "that little ol' band from Texas".  Billy Gibbons has been named the official 2012 Texas state musician by the state's legislature.

Gibbons was chosen, along with 7 other artists, not only for his quality of work, but for his commitment to the arts in Texas.  Gibbons and the other members of the band shared the honor with Gibbons saying, "To say we're proud to be named Texas State Musician for 2012 would be a complete understatement."  To see the list of all the honorees, head to the Texas Commission on the Arts website.