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UK HealthCare and Rockcastle Regional Hospital Sponsor Kentucky Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Published 03-18-2010 2:14 PM | Mark D. Birdwhistell  

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On Wednesday, March 17th, the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame announced their class of inductees for 2011.  The announcement took place on the WKYT Noon News show with Bill Bryant and Barbara Bailey. Since UK HealthCare is one of the sponsors for the induction ceremony, I had the honor of appearing on that show to participate in the announcement.  Robert Lawson, Executive Director of the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame states, "This year's inductees include some of the most recognizable music artists in the world."  These artists are not only being inducted to the Hall of Fame but will be featuring performances at the Induction Ceremony.  Below is a list of the seven new inductees.

  • Keith Whitley - Charted nineteen singles on the Billboard Country Charts
  • Patty Loveless - Issued eight Gold Records Albums, four going Platinum
  • Steve Wariner - Charted fourteen #1 hits, and Grammy Award winner
  • John Michael Montgomery - Charted fifteen #1 singles
  • The Goins Brothers - Played mountain string music for 50 years
  • Molly O'Day - Late 40's country music vocalist
  • Larnelle Harris - Gospel Singer, won five Grammy Awards

John Michael Montgomery, Steve Wariner and Melvin Goins were present at the announcement and I had the opportunity to chat with each of these talented musicians. I especially enjoyed listening to Melvin Goins relate stories of his early days as a performer. Each of these musicians were very excited to hear about the Arts in HealthCare program that will be an integral part of the new UK's Chandler Hospital.

Rockcastle Regional Hospital along with UK HealthCare are the sponsors of the Induction Ceremony.  The Ceremony will be held in the Lexington Center Bluegrass Ballroom on April 7, 2011 at 7:00pm.  Tickets are now on sale and can be bought from the Hall of Fame.  The website and phone number is posted below.

Kentucky Music Hall of Fame Museum Webpage http://kentuckymusicmuseum.com/  (1-877-356-3263)

Rockcastle Regional Hospital Webpage http://www.rockcastleregional.org/ 

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Steve Wariner, Melvin Goins, and John Michael Montgomery 

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