Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame Announces Inductees for 2008

ANNOUNCEMENT: Present at the Tulsa Press Club for the Hall of Fame announcement in August are, from left, Rocky Frisco, Don Morris, Beth Sein, Holly Rosser Miller, Tom Skinner, Sue Harris of the Muskogee Chamber and Tom Green of the Tulsa Chamber.

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Country songwriter Chick Rains, Red Dirt music pioneer Bob Childers and the singers of the Wichita & Affiliated Tribes will be inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame this fall. The announcement was made at the Tulsa Press Club in August.

The induction ceremony and concert will be Oct. 8 at the Muskogee Civic Center.

Childers will be inducted to the Hall of Fame posthumously.

Also honored will be the prolific Cherokee National Youth Choir, which will receive the Governor’s Award, and alt-pop hitmakers The All-American Rejects, which will receive the Rising Star Award.
Members of Oklahoma band the Red Dirt Rangers will play Childers’ songs with backing from Tom Skinner and the Science Project.

The Cherokee National Youth Choir will perform under the direction of Mary Kay Henderson. The All-American Rejects will close the show VIP tickets cost $150 and include VIP parking, buffet reception and VIP seating on the arena floor.

Gallery tickets range from $19 to $39.

Tickets go on sale Aug. 25 and can be purchased by phone at (918) 687-0800 or at the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 401 S Third in Muskogee.

Updated 09-08-2008

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