Texas honors ZZ Top, Mike Judge

Fairchild to also receive Hall of Fame Award

ZZ Top, Mike Judge, and Morgan Fairchild will be honored at the Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards in Austin on March 7.

Dan Rather will emcee the evening, which coincides with the opening night of SXSW. Dallas native Luke Wilson will present the award to ZZ Top trio, Billy F. Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard, who were also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004 as “Texas’s foremost cultural ambassadors.”

Continuing their tradition of honoring films shot in the state, Debra Winger will accept the award for the 1980 honky tonker “Urban Cowboy,” shot at the famed Gilley’s Club in Pasadena, Texas. Previous film honorees include the Archer City-set “The Last Picture Show” and “Giant,” shot in Marfa, TX.

The Texas Hall of Fame Awards is a fundraising event for the Austin Film Society. Under the artistic direction of Richard Linklater, the org puts on regular screenings throughout Austin, distributes funds to through its Texas Filmmakers’ Production Grants, and runs the Austin Studios which is currently hosting the shooting of “Will,” Walden Media’s high school comedy starring Vanessa Hudgens (“High School Musical”).