These 10 Famous Texas Musicians Are Celebrating Birthdays in May
It's a new month & that means a load of new birthdays are just days away (literally). If you're curious about whether you share a birthday with a celebrity, here some famous Texas musicians born in the month of May.
The singer-songwriter from San Antonio was born on May 3rd, 1951. You know him from hits like "Sailing", & "Arthur's Theme" from the 1981 film, Arthur.
The former season 2 contestant from The Voice, RaeLynn was born in Baytown on May 4th, 1994. Her debut album, WildHorse, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Albums in 2017.
Dallas's Trini Lopez was born May 15th, 1937. Not only was he an accomplished musician, but he helped created 2 guitars for the Gibson Guitar Corporation. Trini would pass away at the age of 83 on August 11, 2020. Trini is most known for his songs such as "Lemon Tree" & "If I Had A Hammer"
Best known for his role as the mezzo-soprano in the acapella group, Pentatonix, Kirstin was born on May 16th, 1992 in Fort Worth. She's also known for her role as Lauren in the Disney musical, Kinky Boots.
The King of Country himself needs no introduction. George Strait from Poteet, Texas (near Pearshall) was born on May 18th, 1952. George has accrued over 60 #1 hits including "Give It All We Got Tonight", "Easy Come, Easy Go" & "All My Exs Live In Texas"
The iconic bassist from ZZ Top, Dusty Hill was born May 19th, 1949 in Dallas. Sadly Dusty passed away at the age of 72 on July 28th. 2021. But he'll always be remembered for his bass playing & his singing.
You might know Houston's Mark Ballas from ABC's Dancing With The Stars. Mark was born May 24, 1986. While he's known for his dancing, he's also a classically trained flamenco guitar player. And yes he has played guitar on the show too.
The 2010 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, Don Williams aka The Gentle Giant, was born May 27, 1939 in Floydada, Texas. Don would pass away September 8, 2017 but he will still enjoy his songs like "Sing Me Back Home", & "I Believe In You"
The man who would influence future guitar gods B.B. King, Eric Clapton & Stevie Ray Vaughan, T-Bone Walker was born May 28, 1910 in Linden, Texas. T-Bone passed away on March 16, 1975 at the age of 64. He would later be regarded as one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists according to Rolling Stone Magazine & later inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.
While Devendra Banhart would be raised in Venezuela & California, he was born in Houston on May 30, 1981. Even though people know him for dating Natalie Portman, Devendra would have an extensive music career & even appeared in movies like Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist.
One more rock birthday to mention: Stevie Nicks
Stevie Nicks was born in Phoenix, Arizona (and she lived briefly in El Paso during her childhood) on May 26th, 1948. Her name is so huge in the rock world, we had to give her a mention here.
Happy birthday to all the May babies.