IEBA Announces Inaugural Hall Of Fame Class
September 30, 2010 at 3:16 PM (PT)
The INTERNATIONAL ENTERTAINMENT BUYERS ASSOCIATION will induct the inaugural class of the IEBA HALL OF FAME on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3rd at 5p (CT) in the ballroom of the HILTON in DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE. The induction will officially begin the organization’s 40th ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE, which runs OCTOBER 3rd-5th. Trumpeter JOEY PERO will open the ceremony and several surprise guest artists will present honors. A cocktail reception will immediately follow sponsored by ROMEO ENTERTAINMENT GROUP, ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC and VARIETY ATTRACTIONS.
Chairman of the Board BARRY JEFFREY said: "There is no better way to pay respect to the visionaries and leaders of the live touring industry than the creation of the IEBA HALL OF FAME. How fitting that our inaugural induction will take place during the association’s 40th anniversary, and will prove to be a highlight of this year's conference.”
The inaugural class of the IEBA HALL OF FAME is RON BAIRD, DICK CLARK, CHARLIE DANIELS, BARBARA HUBBARD, GEORGE MOFFETT, DALE MORRIS, JOAN SALTEL, ERV WOOLSEY and the GRAND OLE OPRY. The posthumous inductees are HENRY ADE, SONNY ANDERSON, DICK BLAKE, PAUL BUCK, JOHNNY CASH, DANNY DAVIS, BILLY DEATON, DAVE DOUDS, DANNY FLEENOR
JOHN HITT, MYLES JOHNSON, BETTE KAYE, SHORTY LAVENDER, BUDDY LEE, HUBERT LONG, JACK MCFADDEN, BOB NEAL, FLORINE OLER, WESLEY OLER, HARRY (HAP) PEEBLES, DON ROMEO, SONNY SIMMONS, E.O. STACY, LON VARNELL and LAWRENCE WELK.
IEBA attendee badges will allow access to the induction and day passes are also available. Check out www.ieba.org for more information.