New Inductees Listed for Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame
Not many people think of diverse musical talents when they hear the word “Oklahoma” but the region is filled with a wonderful variety of musicians. The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame pays tribute to these legendary singers, songwriters and musical groups and this year’s list of inductees certainly proves that the state is home to more than just one style of music.
The Inductees list for this year’s Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame ceremony starts with the likes of Chick Rains, Bob Childers and Wichita & Affiliated Tribes. Bob Childers was a Red Dirt music pioneer who was unfortunately found dead in his home earlier this year. His memory and legacy will thus be honored posthumously by his induction. Country songwriter Chick Rains will have his music performed by singer Wade Hayes at the concert. Hayes is almost synonymous with Rains, having taking two of the legendary songwriter’s songs to no. 1 during the course of his career. Childers’ songs will be played by the Red Dirt Rangers with backing from the likes of Tom Skinner and the Science Project. The Cherokee National Youth Choir will also be honored with the Governor’s Award, and will perform at the event under the direction of Mary Kay Henderson. The alternative pop group The All-American Rejects, who have already hit the charts and spun the world with their multi-platinum sound, will be given the Rising Star Award. The extremely popular and vibrant young group will be closing the evening’s entertainment with their energetic performance.
The fun and excitement won’t come cheap, but it will be worth it. VIP tickets will cost around $150 and the price includes VIP parking, VIP seating on the arena floor and a buffet reception. Of course the price also includes the chance to rub shoulders with the rich and famous of the industry. Gallery tickets are much cheaper and range from $19 to $39. So if you want to be a part of this great event and enjoy a number of awesome performances by some of Oklahoma’s best, make sure you get your ticket as soon as possible. Tickets go on sale August 25.