Gary P. Nunn was one of the founders of Austin’s live music scene, helping establish  the capital of Texas as the Live Music Capital of the World. According to Dallas’s WWFA.com, the 73 year-old Texas music legend will retire at the end of the year.

“Well, the years are catching up with me,” Nunn said. “My wife and I would like to have the opportunity to travel, snow ski, ride some horses, plays some golf, visit some family and friends. I’ve enjoyed a good deal of success,” he said. “I have a reputation and respect from people in the industry and as far as I know they all think well of me. It’s very gratifying at this point in my life to know hopefully it’s a life well spent.”