Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Renfro Valley, partners with Red Barn Radio.

The Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Renfro Valley is celebrates its 10th anniversary beginning in 2012. During this anniversary year, the Hall of Fame is partnering with Red Barn Radio(also celebrating its tenth season) to bring to the public and airwaves, interviews with some of its Hall of Fame inductees.

Image634602337721062842On Wednesday January 4th, the first of these “partnerships” will be presented. From the 2002 Induction Class, Red Barn Radio will present Tom T. and “Miss” Dixie Hall.

Robert Lawson, Executive Director of the Hall of Fame and Museum says, “The Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Museum provides Kentuckians, young and old, with a coherent picture of their musical past. It is an important part of our legacy to them. Twelve “Pioneers” of Kentucky music were inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame & Museum on February 28, 2002, and we will have with us on Red Barn Radio, from that first group of inductees Tom T. Hall.”

Singer, Songwriter, Storyteller, Author, Tom T. Hall, one of eight children began playing at age 10. His early musical and deejay work was on WMOR in Morehead, Kentucky. He joined the army in 1957, and many of his songs in the 1960’s were about his time in the army and Vietnam.

Upon leaving the army, he moved to Nashville in 1964, to work as a songwriter, and produced so many original songs he had to start singing them himself to get them recorded. His first single, I Washed My Face in the Morning Dew, was a Top 10 hit, as was the next A Week In the County Jail, which ascended to number one on the Country Charts. He wrote Harper Valley P.T.A., which Jeannie C. Riley took to number one on the U. S. Pop Charts. His album Storyteller included one of his most popular songs, Old Dogs, Children, and Watermelon Wine. He won a Grammy for Tom T. Hall’s Greatest Hits, and the Pop Charts again in 1974 with I Love. A member of the Songwriters hall of Fame, Tom T. Hall has left a legacy of having one of the most endurable and recognizable voices in country music.

“We are looking forward to this new series of “live” interviews, and appearances by the inductees of the Hall of Fame” said Ed Commons, Producer/Director of Red Barn Radio.

Roy Martin, Chairman of Board of the Hall of Fame and Museum adds, “The Hall of Fame feels that this is a great opportunity to share the stories of our Inductees. Red Barn Radio is committed to presenting and preserving the music of our region. Our partnership with them shares many of those same goals.”

Red Barn Radio promotes and preserves extraordinary regional talent, and educates radio listeners about the human and cultural foundations of American Music. The Kentucky Hall of Fame and Museum’s generosity and support of Red Barn Radio brings exciting new programming to the airwaves, and keeps a vital tradition alive for future generations.

More information: http://www.redbarnradio.com/main.html


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