Texas Music Hall Of Fame Details Announced
October 20, 2011 at 10:03 AM (PT)
The official details on the upcoming TEXAS MUSIC HALL OF FAME were announced on WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19th at the GSD&M in AUSTIN, TX.
“The time is now,” said Exec. Dir. of The TEXAS MUSIC HALL OF FAME EDWARD Z. FAIR. “TEXANS have had a tremendous impact on the development of all styles of music in the UNITED STATES and around the world.”
MARCIA BALL, JOE ELY, KATHY VALENTINE of THE GO-GO’S, RAY BENSON of ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL, JIMMY LAFAVE, JOE KING CARRASCO, JIMMIE DALE GILMORE, LEE ROY PARNELL, MONTE WARDEN, PAUL WALL and more artists were on hand for the events.
The TEXAS MUSIC HALL OF FAME “recognizes and honors performers, songwriters, producers and other music business professionals who have made a significant contribution to TEXAS music or otherwise created a music legacy and seeks to educate the public about the achievements of such individuals.´ Beginning in 2012, five members will be inducted into the Featured Performer Category and one member will be inducted into the Non-Performer Category. The members selected for induction each year will be announced in the second quarter of the year. An induction event will be held in the FALL of each year.
The TEXAS MUSIC HALL OF FAME BOARD consists of the COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION’s STEVE MOORE, LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT’s DANNY EATON, AUSTIN CHRONICLE’S MUSIC AWARDS’s MARGARET MOSER, CEO of the TEXAS MUSIC HALL OF FAME ED FAIR, DALLAS MAVERICKS GM DONNIE NELSON, CENTER FOR TEXAS MUSIC HISTORY’s GARY HARTMAN, AUSTIN CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU’s ROSE REYES, AUSTIN CITY LIMITS’ TERRY LICKONA, GSD&M’s ROY SPENCE, R.R. ADVISORS LLC/RCH ENERGY’s MARK MEYER, SUGAR HILL STUDIOS’ DAN WORKMAN, the GOVERNOR’s OFFICE’s CASEY MONAHAN and WORD OF MOUTH CATERING’s LESLIE MOORE.
The TEXAS MUSIC HALL OF FAME website has also been launched and can be found at www.TexasMusicHOF.com.