The Avett Brothers declared honorary Texans

The folk rockers from North Carolina can now call themselves honorary Texans.

A show in Austin became something more than just a typical tour stop for The Avett Brothers.

The North Carolina folk rockers can now call themselves honorary Texans, thanks to an official certificate presented to them by the Texas Music Office.

The band performed Saturday at the Long Center alongside Texas legends Asleep at the Wheel, whose frontman Ray Benson helped present the band with the honor.

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Prior to the show, Benson described how the band has not only performed with Asleep at the Wheel, but also with Texas music royalty Willie Nelson. He also presented The Avett Brothers with a special Texas flag that he said was flown over the Capitol building the day prior -- in addition to a brisket from Franklin's Barbecue, so Benson said.

The Texas Music Office Director Brendon Anthony prompted the crowd to quote Texas artist Lyle Lovett: "You're not from Texas, but Texas wants you anyway."