Cindy Walker Donates 500-Song Catalog To Country Music HOF
August 13, 2009 at 7:14 AM (PT)
The late COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME member, songwriter CINDY WALKER, has donated her share of her 500-song catalog to the HALL OF FAME. WALKER passed away in MARCH 2006 and requested that her files and notebooks relating to the songs, sheet music, photographs and business documents all be given to the MUSEUM.
MUSEUM Director KYLE YOUNG said, "The largest percentage of our holdings has been donated. We are accustomed to gifts documenting or recalling the work of Country music luminaries, but this is the first time we have ever received the actual work.”
MUSEUM curators even found a farewell note that WALKER had written to her songs, or her "babies" as she affectionately called them: “Goodbye my darling. You have been so good to me. You have made me rich and famous. I love you, you are the reason I am, and you are in the HALL OF FAME. I will miss you. Goodbye, your girl, CINDY WALKER.”
MUSEUM trustee DAVID CONRAD has announced plans for a 12-song WALKER demo to be directed to film and television music supervisors. CONRAD will act as Executive Producer, and volunteer producers TONY BROWN, FRED FOSTER and VINCE GILL will each produce four songs for the project.
WALKER was best known for writing hits like "Sugar Moon," "You Don't Know Me," "Miss Molly" and "I Don't Care." For more on this story, visit www.countrymusichalloffame.com.