TULSA, Okla. –Sam Harris, Jamie Oldaker, Jean Shepard and Les Gilliam will become a part of the honorable ranks as this year’s class of inductees to the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in November.
The Class of 2010 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 Carrie Underwood.
The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame announced its newest inductees today at a news conference at the Tulsa Press Club. The four will perform at the 14th Annual Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Concert on Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. The event is at the Muskogee Civic Center, 425 Boston Street.
“All four of this year’s inductees are worthy recipients of this honor. Each has contributed different types of notoriety and musical talent to the rich heritage of Oklahoma musicians,” said Holly Rosser-Miller, Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame Board President.
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.
Reserved seats and VIP packages for the Concert & Induction will be on pre-sale to existing members of the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame from Sept. 7 – 17. VIP tickets include an invitation to a VIP reception prior to the Concert & Induction ceremony. Sponsorship packages are also available.
If you would like to join the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame and participate in early ticket sales, go to 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 on September 21. 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.
Jamie Oldaker, is a native of Tulsa, Okla. Born in 1951, he began playing the drums at the age of nine after hearing a recording by jazz great Gene Krupa. In 1971, Oldaker joined Bob Seger’s band and worked with him through 1974 when he joined Eric Clapton’s band during the 461 Ocean Boulevard sessions. He remained with Clapton’s band through 1980 and joined for a second stint from 1983 to 1986. He was a founding member of the Tractors, who reached platinum with their self-titled debut album on Arista Records in 1994. Oldaker directed an all-star album, Mad Dogs & Okies, featuring songs written by Oklahoma natives. Throughout his career Oldaker has earned 24 Gold and Platinum albums.
About the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame
Oklahomans have always had a rich and profound impact on the world’s music culture. In 1995, recognizing the need to educate the public about the influence Oklahomans have had in the music industry, the vision for the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame was born.
On an annual basis since 1997, Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame has been honoring some of the world’s most notable talents whose gifts and musical styles are as breathtaking and diverse as the Oklahoma landscape. The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame & Museum is a 501c (3) nonprofit organization. For more information, visit www.oklahomamusichalloffame.com.
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