ZZ Top will be honored by the state of Texas next month.  On March 1st, the band will receive the 2011 Texas Medal of Arts at a gala event.  According to the Houston Press, Texas Governor Rick Perry will hand out the medals.  Previous medal winners include Willie Nelson and Lyle Lovett.

  • Actors Bill Paxton and Marcia Gay Harden will also be honored at the ceremony.

·        ZZ Top have been working on a new album which will be produced by Rick Rubin.