Which British rock star was named an "Honorary Texan" in March 2015?

Answer: Phil Collins

"As a 5-year-old boy growing up in a London suburb, Collins became enthralled by the Walt Disney series “Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier”. The former Genesis drummer and lead vocalist first set eyes on the Alamo in 1973 during the rock group’s first tour of the United States. “I was just spellbound when I first saw it in person,” Collins recalled.

He ended up collecting hundreds of artifacts and in 2012, Collins wrote a 416-page coffee table book, “The Alamo and Beyond: A Collector’s Journey,” that documented his collection.  He also produced a short documentary called “Phil Collins and the Wild Frontier”, which chronicled his book tour through Texas. 

Then in June 2014—after storing the extensive collection in the basement of his home outside Geneva, Switzerland—Collins announced that he was donating the artifacts to the Alamo, even agreeing to pay for the cost of shipping the items to San Antonio. The treasure trove of relics, estimated to be worth tens of millions of dollars according to Texas Monthly, is so large that the Alamo raised money to construct a $100 million museum that permanently houses and interprets the Phil Collins Alamo Collection.

In recognition of his gift, the state legislature named Collins an “Honorary Texan” in March 2015."

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