Here’s a little payback for that arrogant Texas Longhorn basketball coach.

The official state musician of Texas for 2008 is roots rocker Shelley King. King (pictured above), is a former Arkie, a graduate of Caddo High School in Montgomery County.


There will be a little ceremony honoring King at the Arkansas Texas Capitol at noon today.

Somebody call the Hogs.


(Note: You don’t have to be Texas-born to be chosen. Five-year residency in Texas also qualifies. A winner is named each year for musical excellence and commitment to the arts in Texas.)