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There was major star power for the 2016 Musicians Hall of Fame™ Induction Concert on Oct. 26, 2016 at the Historic Nashville Municipal Auditorium.
Performing was GRAMMY Award winners Peter Frampton with 2016 inductee Don Felder. GRAMMY Award winner Steve Wariner will pay tribute to the late Jerry Reed. GRAMMY Award winner Bruce Hornsby will join GRAMMY Award winner and 2016 inductee, Ricky Skaggs. Also performing will be Russell Thompkins, JR. of The Stylistics, taking the stage with the Sigma Sound Studio Inductees.
This spectacular evening of recording history and music pays tribute to some of modern music's most revered musicians, the artists often behind the scenes. The 2016 Musicians Hall of Fame™ Induction Class includes Garth Brooks & The G-Men (Bruce Bouton, Mark Casstevens, Mike Chapman, Rob Hajacos, Chris Leuzinger, Milton Sledge, Bobby Wood), Don Felder (formerly of The Eagles) for "Iconic Riff Award for "Hotel California", Musician Jerry Reed, Musician Ricky Skaggs, Musicians from the Sigma Sound Studio Rhythm Section (Ronnie Baker, Tommy Bell, Roland Chambers III, Charles Collins, Bobby Eli, Dennis Harris, Norman Harris, Vince Montana, T.J. Tindall, Larry Washington, Jimmie Willams, Earl Young), Producer Award to Allen Reynolds, and Engineer Awards to Lou Bradley, Mark Miller, Ron Reynolds, and Joe Tarsia.
Tickets are ON SALE NOW for the Musicians Hall of Fame™ 2016 Induction Ceremony & Concert and can be purchased through Ticketmaster and at the Historic Nashville Municipal Auditorium box office.
About the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum
From Jimi Hendrix to Hank Williams, the Musicians Hall of Fame celebrates the achievements of musicians from virtually every decade since the golden era of studio recording, starting in the 1950s, and from every corner of the country. With education being paramount, each section of the museum focuses on an important city in the history of American music – including but not limited to Detroit, Los Angeles, Muscle Shoals, Atlanta, Memphis, and Nashville – and explores each area's contributions. The museum focuses on the session musicians who may not be well known to the public but played on thousands of iconic recordings.
This induction ceremony and concert honors new members, nominated by the American Federation of Musicians and other music industry professionals, and ensures the continued growth of the Musicians Hall of Fame.
GRAMMY Award winning saxophonist, Kenny G has been added as host and performer for the 2016 Musicians Hall of Fame Induction Concert, as well as vocalist Melinda Doolittle, who has also been added to the list of stellar guest artists performing. The show will take place Wed., Oct. 26th at Historic Nashville Municipal Auditorium. Show time is 7 p.m. This spectacular evening of recording history and music pays tribute to some of modern music’s most revered musicians, the artists often behind the scenes. Tickets can still be purchased through Ticketmaster by visiting www.ticketmaster.com.
The 2016 Musicians Hall of Fame™ Induction Class includes Garth Brooks & The G-Men (Bruce Bouton, Mark Casstevens, Mike Chapman, Rob Hajacos, Chris Leuzinger, Milton Sledge, Bobby Wood), Don Felder (formerly of The Eagles) for the Iconic Riff Award for "Hotel California," Musician Jerry Reed, Musician Ricky Skaggs, Musicians from the Sigma Sound Studio Rhythm Section (Ronnie Baker, Tommy Bell, Roland Chambers III, Charles Collins, Bobby Eli, Dennis Harris, Norman Harris, Vince Montana, Lenny Pakula, T.J. Tindall, Larry Washington, Jimmie Willams, Earl Young), Producer Award to Allen Reynolds, and Engineer Awards to Lou Bradley, Mark Miller, Ron Reynolds, and Joe Tarsia.
Kenny G
In January 2015, Kenny G reached another career milestone with the release of his fourteenth studio album Brazilian Nights via Concord Records. Since releasing his self-titled debut disc in the fall of 1982, Kenny G has become the biggest selling instrumental musician of the modern era and one of the best-selling artists of all-time with global sales totaling more than 75 million records. Seven of his singles have hit the Top-40 on the Billboard Hot 100. He has also been ranked as one of the most-played artists in the Adult Contemporary format – with nine top ten singles.
Melinda Doolittle
Melinda Doolittle became a highly sought after background vocalist singing for musical icons including Michael McDonald, Aretha Franklin, BeBe and CeCe Winans, Aaron Neville and Jonny Lang. She became a household name during season six of American Idol in 2007.
People Magazine stated, “Her voice is a slinky purr then a mighty growl that will keep you coming back for more.”
Doolittle continues to thrill audiences everywhere from the Rock and Rock Hall of Fame to The White House, from the Copa Room to Carnegie Hall. She is currently headlining her own soulful show Great American Soul Book.

About the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum
From Jimi Hendrix to Hank Williams, the Musicians Hall of Fame celebrates the achievements of musicians from virtually every decade since the golden era of studio recording, starting in the 1950s, and from every corner of the country. With education being paramount, each section of the museum focuses on an important city in the history of American music – including but not limited to Detroit, Los Angeles, Muscle Shoals, Atlanta, Memphis, and Nashville, and explores each area's contributions.
The museum focuses on the session musicians who may not be well known to the public, but played on thousands of iconic recordings. The Induction Ceremony and Concert honors new members, nominated by the American Federation of Musicians and other music industry professionals, and ensures the continued growth of the Musicians Hall of Fame. The GRAMMY Museum Gallery™ is an interactive music space, which permanently opened at the Musicians Hall of Fame in April 2016.
The Musicians Hall of Fame has been awarded many accolades including a Music City Brand Champion by the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp., TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence, and has been covered in national outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, ABC News, San Francisco Chronicle, Rolling Stone, and National Geographic Travel. For additional information, please call (615) 244-3263 or visit www.musicianshalloffame.com. For exclusive content, follow @mhfm on Twitter, @musicianshalloffame on Instagram, or like ‘Musicians Hall of Fame’ on Facebook

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