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Bob Livingston will be inducted into the West Texas Walk of Fame Wednesday at 7p.m. at the Civic Center along with Josh Abbott, Donnie Allison and Garland Weeks. With a new studio album and dozens of countries visited, Livingston says he has no plans to slow down. Watch his interview and performance on Good Day Lubbock.

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Bob Livingston will be inducted into the West Texas Walk of Fame Wednesday at 7p.m. at the Civic Center along with Josh Abbott, Donnie Allison and Garland Weeks. With a new studio album and dozens of countries visited, Livingston says he has no plans to slow down. Watch his interview and performance on Good Day Lubbock.

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The Civic Lubbock, Inc. Board is gearing up to host the West Texas Walk of Fame Inductions this week. Those being inducted are: Josh Abbott, Donnie Allison, Bob Livingston and Garland A. Weeks. The induction ceremony will take place on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 7:00pm in the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theater located at 1501 Mac Davis Lane. The doors to the Theatre will open at 6:30pm. The induction ceremony is free and open to the public.

Josh Abbott, country music singer/songwriter, was raised in Idalou, Texas, attended South Plains College and graduated from Texas Tech University in 2005. In 2006, he formed the Josh Abbott Band and began touring around Texas in 2008. A decade later, with millions of records sold, success on the regional and national charts, five studio albums to his credit, lead singer/acoustic guitarist Josh Abbott has become one of the biggest household names in Texas country music. In 2011 the Josh Abbott Band won Song of the Year, Single of the Year, Album of the Year and Video of the Year at the Texas Regional Music Radio Awards. Their 2015 album Front Row Seat debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Independent Albums Chart following its release. In March of 2018, Josh was honored with a Distinguished Alumni Award from Texas Tech University. William Clark Green will be introducing Josh Abbott.

Donnie Allison, a singer/songwriter, musician, actor and producer, was born in Wichita Falls, Texas in 1962. He and his family moved to Lubbock in 1970. Donnie graduated from Coronado High and attended Texas Tech University before graduating from South Plain College. Donnie is best remembered publicly for his legacy of writing and performing music. As the lead vocalist for “The Nelson”, they won an MTV Basement Tapes Competition, receiving national notoriety for their song and video “I Don’t Mind,” composed by Donnie. The video can still be seen on youtube.com. Donnie became an integral member of the Cactus Theatre productions, providing many memorable performances between 1996 and 2011, one of which was playing the title role in their production of the hit musical Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story. Donnie also formed the doo-wop group, The JD’s. In 2011, at the age of 49, Donnie Allison lost his four-year battle with cancer. Past Walk of Fame Inductee Don Caldwell will speak about Donnie and his accomplishments. Donnie Allison will be inducted posthumously. Stephanie Allison will be accepting the honor on her late husband’s behalf.

Bob Livingston, singer/songwriter and raconteur, was raised in Lubbock, Texas and attended Lubbock High School and Texas Tech. He was a founding member of Austin’s legendary Lost Gonzo Band and was also considered a key figure in the Cosmic Cowboy, progressive country and outlaw country movements. Bob has performed and recorded with musical visionaries such as Jerry Jeff Walker, Michael Martin Murphey, Ray Wiley Hubbard and many others and has gained a solid reputation as a band leader, solo artist, master storyteller, session musician and sideman in folk, Americana and country music. He has recorded and toured for more than 47 years and is one of the most experienced and world-traveled musicians in all of Texas music, even traveling around the world as a Music Ambassador for the US State Department. Bob has recorded ten albums as a solo artist and has a long list of recording credits with the Lost Gonzo Band, Jerry Jeff Walker and many other artists. His 2011 CD, Gypsy Alibi won the Album of the Year at the Texas Music Awards. In January of 2016, Bob was inducted into the Texas Music Legends Hall of Fame. Past Walk of Fame Inductee Andy Wilkinson will be introducing Bob Livingston.


Garland A. Weeks, sculptor, was born in Amarillo, Texas and raised in Wichita Falls. He graduated from Texas Tech University and is a long time resident of Lubbock. As a world-renowned artist whose sculptures have been exhibited and collected both nationally and internationally, Garland is considered to be one of the nation’s most acclaimed contemporary figurative sculptors. Garland realized two of his professional sculpting goals by being elected to full membership in the National Sculpture Society and the National Academy of Western Art in 1990. He was also selected as the Official Sculptor of Texas in 1995 by the Texas State Legislature and was advanced to the status of Fellow by the National Sculpture Society in 2004. Included among his many commissions is a life-size monument of Old Yeller; a life-size monument at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center to memorialize astronaut Gene Cernan, the last man to step off the face of the moon; and a life-size Revolutionary War memorial honoring General Francis Marion (The Swamp Fox) in Moncks Corner, SC as well as on the campus of Francis Marion University in Florence, SC. Locally, his commissions include a portrait sculpted in high relief of former Texas Governor Preston Smith located at the Lubbock International Airport and the Lubbock Regional Public Safety Memorial located in Leroy Elmore Park. Past President of Civic Lubbock, Inc. Burl Masters will be introducing Garland Weeks.

There will be performances by Bob Livingston and Josh Abbott, a special tribute to Donnie Allison by The JD’s and Garland Weeks’ work will be on display in the Civic Center Theater lobby.


West Texas Walk of Fame
In the late 70s, Larry Corbin, Jerry Coleman, and Waylon Jennings initiated the idea of an award for famous artists and musicians from the West Texas region. In 1983, Civic Lubbock, Inc. began their tenure as the custodians of the “Walk of Fame” with the induction of Mac Davis. The West Texas Walk of Fame honors those individuals with a strong connection to Lubbock and the West Texas area who have devoted a significant part of their lives to the development and production of the performing and visual arts and whose body of work has been influential nationally in one or more of these areas.

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