LONE STARS RISING
14 Austin icons star in new Texas Monthly book documenting most influential Texans of last 50 years
Texas Monthly's editors have released the next book for reading list queues. To commemorate the publication's 50th anniversary, they've collected and bound the stories and photographs of 50 iconic Texans that have shaped our great state and the country over the past 50 years. And 14 Austin megastars have made it on the roster.
Lone Stars Risingis Texas Monthly's third book, created in collaboration with Harper Wave Books. Among the book's 256 pages are not just the rich histories and commentaries about our most recognizable Texas legends, but a few "lesser-known individuals who have been toiling on the sidelines, quietly and intentionally shaping" our perception of our vast and great state.
The 14 Austin idols that made it into the book include state political figures, business magnates, legendary musicians, inspirational writers, and more.
- Willie Nelson, because, Willie Nelson
- Claudia Alta "Lady Bird" Johnson, wife of former president Lyndon B. Johnson
- Américo Paredes, author and founder of the University of Texas at Austin's Center for Folklore Studies
- Richard Linklater, film director and mastermind behind Dazed and Confused andSchool of Rock
- Louis Black, co-founder of the Austin Chronicle and South by Southwest
- Molly Ivins, Texas newspaper columnist
- Ann Richards, former Texas Governor
- Karl Rove, former White House Deputy Chief of Staff
- Bob Bullock, former Lieutenant Governor of Texas
- Rick Perry, former Texas Governor
- Aaron Franklin, founder of Franklin Barbecue
- Liz Lambert, owner of hotel empire MML Hospitality
- Dan Patrick, current Texas Lieutenant Governor
- Michael Dell, founder of Dell Technologies