Online Campaign Springs Up To 'Get Hank In The Hall'
November 25, 2015 at 10:24 AM (PT)
An online petition has been started at CHANGE.org and a FACEBOOK group has been created to support the cause in hopes of having NASH ICON artist HANK WILLIAMS, JR.nominated for entry in the COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME (CMHOF).
WILLIAMS is having a killer fourth quarter, with a brand new single out now and album on the way, both of which he recently discussed with ALL ACCESS NASHVILLE Editor RJ CURTIS. Now, a group of BOCEPHUS fans are petitioning to make 2016 one of HANK's biggest years yet, as they have started an online campaign to "GET HANK IN THE HALL."
The online campaign cites BOCEPHUS' seven CMA AWARD wins -- two for Entertainer Of The Year -- and seven ACM AWARD wins -- three for Entertainer Of The Year -- along with four EMMY wins and his many charted singles as grounds for consideration for the CMHOF. Additionally, it is noted that HANK is one of only eight artists to chart a single on the BILLBOARD Country chart in six different decades, with the other seven (GEORGE JONES, JOHNNY CASH, WILLIE NELSON, DOLLY PARTON, KENNY ROGERS, EDDY ARNOLD, and MERLE HAGGARD) already having been inducted in the HALL OF FAME.
"We started this petition because the average fan doesn't even realize that BOCEPHUS isn't in the HALL," said BIG D & BUBBA SHOW Exec. Producer PATRICK THOMAS. "I'm a member and have been probably 50 times total, but I just assumed he was in. The average fan just assumes, based on the career and the recognition and the other honors and awards that he was very important and already honored. When fans find out he's not in -- when I found out! -- it is absolutely shocking!" For more information about BOCEPHUS and the campaign to "GET HANK IN THE HALL," visit the group FACEBOOK page.