Billy Gibbons was on line this week promoting his Texas History Experience at The Bryan Museum in Galveston, Texas.
Fans can check out the legend’s exhibit that includes his personal items like equipment and song lyrics. The display is focused on how some of the most famous lyrics from his music with ZZ Top directly relate to the history of the state of Texas.
It opens on March 27th and runs through June 26.
Texas Song History –La Grange
- Fayette County was established in 1837 from land given by Bastrop and Colorado Counties. It is named for the Marquis de Lafayette, a French nobleman who became an American Revolutionary War hero. (Its county seat is La Grange, TX.)
- The Chicken Ranch – The Chicken Ranch was an illegal brothel in the U.S. state of Texas that operated from 1905 until 1973. It was in Fayette County, about 2.5 miles (4.0 km) east of downtown La Grange. The business served as the basis for the 1973 hit song, “La Grange”, and the 1978 Broadway musical, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, as well as its 1982 film adaptation.