Pictured Above (clockwise): Bobby Marquez and Jennifer Herron on Red Carpet, Neal McCoy and Jennifer Herron, Red Steagall and Jennifer Herron, Hall of Fame program, Hall of Fame poster, Rex Allen Jr. with Jennifer Herron and Linda Davis, Jennifer Herron and Irlene Mandrell
The Texas Country Music Hall of Fame has inducted Jennifer Herron as the first female disc jockey. The gold plaque is displayed in the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame Museum in Carthage, Texas amongst displays of such country music legends as Tex Ritter, Jim Reeves, Bob Wills, Ernest Tubb and so many more.
The LaVernia, Texas native and Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University) graduate accepted the honor in front of a sold-out crowd on Saturday, August 11th at the brand new, state-of-the-art Carthage High School auditorium in east Texas.
Herron’s television and radio broadcast career includes such notable call letters at KBUC, KMOL, KENS, KTSA, KKYX, Y100, CMT, WSM AND WSMV. Jennifer Herron now lives in Nashville, Tennessee where she continues to work on television and radio. Fans worldwide can hear her every Saturday night announcing the historic Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree. She also has her own public relations firm working with several country music stars including Rex Allen Jr. and Ronnie McDowell.
“I got into this business because I love meeting people and I love country music. It was the kindness of so many people that lead to these great opportunities. The friends I made over the years that listened to me on the radio have been priceless. I never dreamt of awards. This honor was truly overwhelming. I am so grateful and hope this inspires others to find their passion in life. Thank you to the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame, Tommie Ritter Smith and all of her amazing committee and volunteers. You are a class act.” —–Jennifer Herronhttp://www.countryschatter.com/2018/08/jennifer-herron-inducted-into-texas-country-music-hall-of-fame/AwardsHonorsPress ReleaseBobby Marquez,Irlene Mandrell,Jennifer Herron,Linda Davis,Neal McCoy,Red Steagall,Rex Allen Jr.,Texas Country Music Hall of Fame Museum