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The Musicians Hall of Fame in Nashville Welcomes Industry Legends George Massenburg and Jim Guercio
by Rich and Laura Lynch
It isn't just musicians who get inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame in Nashville. They also focus on the executives and creatives behind the scenes who help the players sound so good. At the 7th Induction Ceremony on November 22, 2022 held at the Municipal Auditorium two gentleman who work behind the soundboard got the nod this time around and both engineer George Massenburg and producer Jim Guercio were on hand to receive their MHOF medallion, varsity jacket and public welcoming into the city's growing and prestigious class of honorees.
George Massenburg and Jim Guercio are inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame.
George Massenburg is a Grammy award-winning recording engineer and inventor who established his name plying his trade primarily in Baltimore, Los Angeles, Nashville, and Macon, Georgia. In addition to working with acts as diverse as Earth, Wind & Fire, James Taylor, Billy Joel, Toto, Dixie Chicks, Journey, Little Feat, Kenny Loggins, Linda Ronstadt and many more - Massenburg is also known for his innovations in audio equipment ranging from equalizers, mixing consoles and pre-amps out of his audio lab GML founded in 1982.
James William Guercio is an American music producer, musician, songwriter, and director who carved out his place in history working as the producer on Chicago's first twelve records. Guercio was the founder of Caribou Ranch - a destination recording studio in the Rocky Mountains that had its first big hit with Joe Walsh's "Rocky Mountain Way". Other acts under Guercio's care included Dan Fogelberg, Billy Joel, Rod Stewart, Carole King, Stephen Stills, Waylon Jennings, Supertramp and Badfinger. James thanked the Hall for their work and credited his recently deceased son with helping the MHOF close the deal that brought client Elton John's piano from the ranch to an exhibit now on display in Nashville.
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.
For more information on the MUSICIANS HALL OF FAME and the other organizations mentioned please visit the following links -
George Massenburg Labs |
Jim Guercio |
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