The Texas panhandle and the plains are no strangers to incredible talent. Here are 25 of the most famous painters, authors, musicians, and all around artists to have called our neck of the woods home.

Singers and Songwriters

It's no secret that we are a hot bed of singers and songwriters. What's most interesting, though, are the ones who moved here at one point before moving on.

Roger Miller was a fireman in Amarillo. Bob Wills lived in Turkey. Woody Guthrie lived in Pampa.


Georgia O'Keeffe taught art in Amarillo and Canyon before becoming the "Mother of American modernism."

We're also home to several celebrated authors.

Of Course We Had To Include Lubbock

You can't talk about famous people in the panhandle and the plains without mentioning some of the titans that have called Lubbock home. From Buddy Holly and Mac Davis, to Waylon Jennings, Lubbock knows how to churn out talented folks.

Keep reading for our full list.

25 Famous Painters, Authors, Singers, Songwriters From Tx Panhandle and Plains

25 of the biggest names who have called the panhandle and plains home at one point; from Amarillo to Lubbock, and everywhere between.

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There are many celebrities that have made Texas their home. Some were born here, and others decided to make their move recently during the 2020 pandemic. These are some of the musicians, actors, athletes, and other public figures that all call the great Lone Star State home.

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