MEMPHIS, TN – June 28, 2019 – It’s the eighth year that The Memphis Music Hall of Fame has announced eight new inductees which will bring the roster to 84 members.
The 8th annual Memphis Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place Nov. 8 at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are now sale.
The 2019 class includes: the “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” Tina Turner; Steve Cropper, Stax writer and performer who is considered by many to be the greatest soul guitarist in history; Charlie Musselwhite, the blues harmonica wizard with 20 albums, seven Grammys and 33 Blues Music Awards; Dee Dee Bridgewater, whose 40-year jazz and Broadway career includes both Grammy and Tony Awards; The Memphis Boys, the session band of American Sound Studios who helped produce and release more hit records than any other Memphis studio; Dan Penn, the songwriter and producer who also elevated American with hits written for Janis Joplin, Conway Twitty and Percy Sledge, The Box Tops, Ronnie Milsap, Dionne Warwick and others; Hi Records’ songwriter and performer Don Bryant, who penned over 150 singles for Hi; and “The First Lady of Grand Opera” and “Queen of the Concert Stage,” operatic soprano Madame Florence Cole Talbert McCleave.
The Memphis Music Hall of Fame is administered by the Smithsonian-developed Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum. In 2012 it began paying tribute to many of the greatest musical legends of all time who helped make Memphis, Tennessee the most diverse and most significant world-changing city on the planet.
Each year, inductees are selected through a balloting process among a local and nationally recognized Nominating Committee of prestigious music experts.
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