In addition to the inductees, The Rick Smith "Spirit of Texas Award" is also bestowed during the January induction ceremony. The award celebrates the uniqueness of Texas and Texans and is dedicated to the memory and spirit of Rick Smith. Smith, a music visionary, made a significant contribution to Western culture through his concerts, music and the ever-present "Live at Billy Bob's" recordings.
The 2013 Rick Smith Spirit of Texas Award honoree:
Randy White Ever since he was named as the first round draft pick by the Dallas Cowboys in 1975, Randy White has been synonymous with Texas. Since retiring from football, White has been extremely generous with his time, appearing at numerous western and childrenâ€™s fundraising events. He is actively involved in celebrity roping events as well as with other western organizations. Through his restaurants, Randy White's Hall of Fame BBQ, he promotes his deep love for his adopted state to visitors from around the world.
***EXHIBIT DISPLAY DATES EXTENDED***Â DON'T MISS SEEING THESE ONE-OF-A-KIND ARTIFACTS! The Exhibit features four well-known, influential Texas icons whose involvement in the Republic of Texas was instrumental in Texas gaining their independence. This is your chance to see actual itemsÂ associated with early Texas history,Â the men who fought for Texas Independence and the man credited with the establishment of CampÂ Worth, now known as Fort Worth.Â