Once named the Funniest Person in America, Ellen DeGeneres says it was during her years living in Atlanta, Texas, that she realized she might be funny, and that inspiration took her well beyond her dreams.
The famed American cartographer T.M. Fowler produced 411 hand-drawn two-dimensional panoramic images of cities throughout the U.S. -- 13 of Texas cities. His creations depicting Texas cities include Wolfe City (Hunt County), Honey Grove (Fannin), Greenville (Hunt), Denison (Grayson), and Ladonia (Fannin).
This Carthage, Texas, native has won numerous awards and appeared with some of the top country music artists, including Garth Brooks, George Strait, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire and Kenny Rogers.
On November 22, 1963, the day JFK's fateful motorcade journeyed through the Dallas streets, Tippit was on routine patrol as a Dallas police officer. Within an hour of the president's assassination, Tippit's chance encounter with the alleged assassin cost him his life -- but also helped narrow the search that eventually led to the arrest of the key suspect, Lee Harvey Oswald.
Usher has sold 23.8 million albums and 38.2 million digital songs in the U.S. He has sold 75 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. He has won eight Billboard Music Awards and eight Grammy Awards.
The depth of emotion in his singing, his brilliant phrasing, his jaw-dropping range and the power in the lyrics he chooses are all factors in the awe that Gene Watson inspires in both fans and his country music peers.