I remember the very first time I read something about the Texas Music Hall of Fame, and the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, and the …. well, you get the idea. I don’t know why it just never dawned on me that these things were in a whole lot of states. Whenever I think “Country Music Hall of Fame,” I think Nashville, Tennessee. As if there could never, ever be others anywhere. Obviously, there are.
The Alabama Music Hall of Fame has announced their selection of seven people who will be inducted this year. One of those seven is Jamey Johnson. The Induction Banquet and Awards Show will be held on Thursday, March 25, at the Convention Center in Montgomery, Ala. Mac McAnally is also one of the new inductees.
“We are proud to be returning to Montgomery for this celebrated event honoring our state’s great music achievers and unmatched musical heritage. During this event, the audience will be entertained by some of the most successful and talented Alabamians in the music industry as well as witness seven achievers being awarded with our most prestigious honor – induction into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame,” said David Johnson, executive director of the Alabama Music Hall of Fame.
Jamey was born and raised in Enterprise, Ala. He will receive Alabama’s Rising Star Award. He is co-writer of the Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music’s 2007 Song of the Year, “Give It Away,” which was sung by George Strait. He also received awards for his song, “In Color.”
Mac McAnally will receive the Arthur Alexander Songwriter’s Award.
Later, time for work … again. But, it’s Friday! Hope you all have a great one!