Memphis Music HoF Announces Inductees


Memphis Music Hall of FameThe Memphis Music Hall of Fame has announced its 2013 inductees. They include blues great Albert King, Southern Gospel legends The Blackwood Brothers, gospel composer and publisher Rev. W. Herbert Brewster, soul queen Carla Thomas, recording pioneers the Memphis Jug Band, producer/musician/studio cat Roland James, Stax stalwart David Porter, jazz/pop stylist Kay Starr, Johnny Cash, Sid Selvidge, jazz pianist Phineas Newborn, Jr. and the Bar-Kays.  An official ceremony is scheduled for November 7 at the Gibson Showcase Lounge in downtown Memphis. The Memphis Music Hall was launched in 2012 and is administered by the non-profit Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum. Each Inductee is honored on the Memphis Music Hall of Fame’s website (, and each receives the Mike Curb Award, a hand-crafted trophy. The Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum was developed by The Smithsonian Institution. For more, visit

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