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The Musicians Hall of Fame Inducts Don McLean and Ray Stevens in Nashville

by Rich and Laura Lynch

The Musicians Hall of Fame concert and induction ceremony honored two legendary artists - Ray Stevens and Don McLean who enjoyed major success in the 1970's and beyond. Both also have strong connections to Nashville, Tennessee where this event took place on November 22, 2022.

Don McLean is an American icon in Nashville.

During the medallion ceremony it was said that Ray wore so many hats and the short film at the concert summarized his career that includes classic hits such as "Everything is Beautiful" countered by a number of novelty songs such as "The Streak" along with more serious tunes like "Mr. Businessman" that touched upon social issues. Stevens is not only a composer and singer but he arranged, performed and produced many legendary Nashville artists including Dolly Parton in the early part of her career. In 2018, he opened Ray Stevens CabaRay Showroom in Music City where fans can still see him play. Beverage and food service is available at his Vegas-style dinner theater.

Don McLean - welcome to the Musicians Hall of Fame.

Don McLean was born in New York and perfected his craft when he became a Hudson River Troubadour. He spent a summer traveling from town to town in the Hudson Valley, giving talks about the environment and singing songs which led to McLean working with Pete Seeger that opened the door to even more exposure. In the early 1970's, Don penned two of the most iconic songs ever - "American Pie" and "Vincent". Both tunes are still popular today with the first being covered by countless other artists. Don performed both hits at the MHOF concert to the delight of fans and said a few words about the great times he has had working in Nashville.

Ray Steven gave a taste of what his cabaret show is all about on Charlotte Avenue.

ABOUT THE MHOF: The Musicians Hall of Fame is a premiere Nashville attraction and the one and only museum in the world that honors the talented musicians who actually played on the greatest recordings of all time. The facility honors musicians regardless of genre or instrument. Since 2007, they have now held seven total induction ceremonies honoring the best players and instrumental persons behind the scenes in the music industry. Make sure to check out the MHOF located in the basement of the Nashville Municipal Auditorium on 401 Gay Street the next time you are in Music City.

Ray Stevens proved medallion worthy at the induction ceremony on Gay Street.

Related Links: For more information on the MUSICIANS HALL OF FAME and the other organizations mentioned please visit the following links - Don McLean | Ray Stevens | Music City Nashville Covers the 7th Induction Ceremony of the Musicians Hall of Fame in Nashville | MCN Report from the 6th Induction Ceremony | MCN Report from the 5th Induction Ceremony | Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum


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