Riders in the Sky member, Kenny Baker named to National Fiddler Hall
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Riders in the Sky member, Kenny Baker named to National Fiddler Hall

Monday, December 12, 2011 – Riders In The Sky lead singer/musician Woody Paul and bluegrasser Kenny Baker were selected as 2012 inductees into the National Fiddler Hall of Fame.

The induction gala will take place on Saturday, April 14 at Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa, Okla. Riders In The Sky will be taking center stage as headlining performers during the celebration.

Known as "King of the Cowboy Fiddlers," Paul said, "It's amazing...and I've never practiced for it." Other inductees for the 2012 class are Herman Johnson and Keith Coleman.

Previous National Fiddler Hall of Fame inductees include: Roy Acuff, Bob Wills, Dick Barrett, Johnny Gimble, Claude "Fiddler" Williams, Johnnie Lee Wills, Buddy Spicher, Rufus Thibodeaux and Chubby Wise.

The National Fiddler Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization that is committed to offering workshops, mentoring programs and educational community outreach.


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