2009 ACM Entertainer of the Year, 4-time Grammy winner and Oklahoma music icon Carrie Underwood will be inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in September, along with Oklahoma artists and performers Rocky Frisco and Ramona Reed.
The Class of 2009 Inductees will join other music performers and artists who have been recognized by the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame since 1997, including Vince Gill, Toby Keith, Merle Haggard, Wanda Jackson, Hank Thompson, The All American Rejects and David Gates.
The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame announced its newest inductees at a news conference at the Tulsa Press Club. The three will perform at the 13th Annual Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Concert Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. The event is at the Muskogee Civic Center, 405 Boston Street.
“All three of this year’s inductees are worthy recipients of this honor. Each is recognized world wide for their musical talent, and we are proud that each calls Oklahoma home,” said Max Boydstun, Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame Board Chair.
“We are especially proud to induct our own Oklahoma idol Carrie Underwood and to offer the public a chance to experience the performances of all three inductees to celebrate their contribution to Oklahoma music history and culture,” he added.
To date, the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame & Museum has honored more than 50 individuals or groups for their talents and contributions to the music industry, including inductees into the prestigious Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.
In addition to the Class of 2009 Inductees, the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame announced it will present C.H. Parker with the coveted Governor’s Award, an honor given only three times in the past.
Reserved seats for the Concert & Induction tickets will be on pre-sale to existing members of the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame between Aug. 18 and 21. If you would like to join the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame and participate in early ticket sales, go to www.omhof.com or www.oklahomamusichalloffame.com to complete an application form. Or call 918-687-0800 for membership information.
Tickets for reserved seating will be offered to the public starting Aug. 22. Tickets will be available online at www.omhof.com and at the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame and Museum office by calling 918-697-0800. Ticket prices range from $39.95 to $79.95, plus handling charges.
VIP tickets, which include an invitation to a VIP reception prior to the Concert & Induction ceremony, also are available. Call the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame at 1-918-687-0800 for details. Sponsorship packages are also available.