Exile, Davis, HeadHunters to join Kentucky hall
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
– Skeeter Davis, Exile and the Kentucky HeadHunters were among musicians named to enter the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame today in Lexington.
The actual induction won't occur until 2013.
Others to be inducted include The Hilltoppers, Steven Curtis Chapman, Old Joe Clark and Emory & Linda Lou Martin.
"I can't tell you what an honor this is for us," said Richard Young of the Kentucky HeadHunters, who were on hand for the announcement. "We're obviously proud to be from Kentucky, and this kind of recognition with this group of people is such a privilege."
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