Montgomery Gentry – Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images
Today, history comes alive through the sights and sounds of the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Museum 2015 Induction Ceremony will showcase some of Kentucky’s greatest musical talent through live performances from pop icons Brian Littrell and Kevin Richardson of the Backstreet Boys, country music superstars Montgomery Gentry, acclaimed duo Halfway to Hazard, comedian Pete Stamper, rhythm and blues/doo-wop group The Moonglows, songwriter Larry Cordle, and additional surprise acts, including a moving tribute to the late Doc Hopkins. Tickets to the historic event are still available and include a three-course meal served banquet-style, giving attendees the chance to ‘dine with the stars.’ Reserve your table today by calling 877-356-3263 or 606-256-1000.
Taking place on Friday, April 10 at the Lexington Center, Bluegrass Ballroom, the ceremony will honor the 2015 class of inductees to the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Museum, including Brian Littrell and Kevin Richardson of the Backstreet Boys, Clarence Spalding, Doc Hopkins, Larry Cordle, Montgomery Gentry, The Moonglows, and Pete Stamper. These honorees will join other Kentucky native music professionals to be eternally recognized for their contributions to music in the state of Kentucky and around the world. The event will also honor those who have lent their time, talent and resources to preserve the state’s rich musical heritage.
Since its founding in 2002, The Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Museum exists to honor native Kentucky music professionals who have made significant contributions to the music industry in Kentucky and around the world, and to be an educational source for anyone desiring to increase their knowledge of Kentucky’s rich musical heritage. The Hall of Fame extends the prestigious honor of induction to individuals who made a tremendous impact on the world of music and whose roots are deep in the heart of the great state of Kentucky. The interactive museum, nestled in the heart of Renfro Valley, is home to some of the greatest artifacts in musical history. Kids young and old can take an unforgettable journey through Kentucky’s musical past, experiencing new and undying legacies.
Jessica Blankenship is the owner and founder of Kentucky Country Music website. The Berea College graduate has been a music journalist and historian for over 20 years. She enjoys providing concert photography, reviews, historical articles, red carpet event coverage, and exclusive interviews of your favorite musicians. Jessica is proud to be a Kentucky Colonel and alumni of the FFA and 4-H Clubs. In 2018, she was named one of Laurel County’s Ten Under 40 Award Recipients. In 2019, she was a member of the Inaugural class of BRIGHT Kentucky as part of Leadership Kentucky. She has been featured on the Kentucky Music Preview podcast, Hollercast podcast, Overtones radio show, WFKY Nashville News Roundup, KET, and more. Beyond music, she enjoys traveling, helping her community, collecting gnomes, and Volkswagens.