RENFRO VALLEY, KY (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The 2008 inductee class of the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame represents several different genres of music: Crystal Gayle (Paintsville, KY); Dwight Yoakam (Pikeville, KY); Florence Henderson (Owensboro, KY); Norro Wilson (Scottsville, KY ); and Les McCann (Lexington, KY).
“This year’s class includes some of the most recognizable music artists in the world,” according to the Hall of Fame. “The ceremony in February 2008 will feature performances by this year’s class as well as some of this state’s greatest music achievers.”
The 2008 Class is the fourth class of inductees for the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame which was created in 2002 and holds an induction ceremony every two years. The 2008 Induction Ceremony will be held in the Lexington Center Bluegrass Ballroom in Lexington on February 21, 2008.
Previous inductees are:
2002 Class: Bill Monroe, Loretta Lynn, Osborne Brothers, Everly Brothers, Merle Travis, Bradley Kincaid, Red Foley, Tom T. Hall, John Lair, Jean Ritchie, Grandpa Jones, and Rosemary Clooney.
2004 Class: Ricky Skaggs, J.D. Crowe, Billy Vaughn, Howard & Vestal Goodman, Coon Creek Girls, Jerry Chesnut and Boots Randolph.
2006 Class: Sam Bush, John Conlee, Todd Duncan, Lionel Hampton, Naomi & Wynonna Judd, John Jacob Niles, Dottie Rambo and Mary Travers.
–Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen