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Music City Nashville Covers the 7th Induction Ceremony of the Musicians Hall of Fame in Nashville

by Rich and Laura Lynch

The Musicians Hall of Fame inducted a new class on November 22, 2022 at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium that included Vince Gill, Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives, Ray Stevens, Don McLean, audio engineer George Massenburg, producer James William Guercio and ZZ Top leader Billy F Gibbons. Music City Nashville was on the scene and our complete coverage can be found at the following links >>> Mike Farris Is a Revelation at the Musicians Hall of Fame in Nashville | The Musicians Hall of Fame in Nashville Honors Marty Stuart, Vince Gill and Billy Gibbons | The Musicians Hall of Fame in Nashville Welcomes Industry Legends George Massenburg and Jim Guercio | The Musicians Hall of Fame Inducts Don McLean and Ray Stevens in Nashville

It was another banner night at the Musicians Hall of Fame.

As much as it was a night of joy and celebration there were solemn moments of sadness as the Museum's founder and creative driving force Joe Chambers was remembered throughout the evening. His wife Linda - who has now taken over the leadership role in the organization - did a good job leading the afternoon medallion ceremony bravely holding back tears a few times when talking about her husband who only recently passed away in September. Inductees and speakers carried the theme forward by praising Joe Chambers and his inspired creation throughout the event.

Linda Chambers, Steve Wariner, Don McLean and Rodney Crowell in Nashville.

It was a special night in Nashville for sure with many well-known guest presenters and performers helping to keep the night moving along at a fast pace. Country star and hit songwriter Phil Vassar served as host, Also seen and heard were Rodney Crowell, Mike Farris, Wendy Moten, Steve Miller, Steve Wariner, Home Free, Bergen White, Dave Pomeroy, Emmylou Harris, Kenny Passarelli and Russell Ziecker. But, it was Nashville music industry executive and icon Mike Curb who really stepped up to the plate with an initiative that will help the MHOF flourish and prosper well into the future.

Country star and hit songwriter Phil Vassar, Steve Miller, Emmylou Harris and Kenny Passarelli.

"Mike Curb understands the need for nonprofits to raise money to be sustainable," said Linda Chambers, Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum CEO and Co-Founder announcing a matching fundraising campaign to benefit the Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum at the ceremony. "Music is a common denominator that touches lives in many ways. We want everyone to feel a part of preserving music history by making a donation to the Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum. Mike Curb's generous offer to match funds makes even a small donation have a large impact."

It was a very big night for Billy Gibbons, Marty Stuart and Vince Gill.

Curb said, "I was fortunate to work with Joe and Linda Chambers almost from the inception of their incredible journey building the magnificent Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum in Nashville. We were especially proud to be able to work to conclude the relationship between the Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum and the GRAMMY Museum Gallery which is now located inside the Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum. Unfortunately, we recently lost Joe Chambers, and we all worried about replacing his great talent, leadership and passion for this Museum. Fortunately, Linda Chambers has accepted the responsibility to be the CEO and lead the future of this great Hall of Fame & Museum. It is unbelievable the passion she has already shown and the success of the first major induction event that took place last week. Joe and Linda have always believed all contributions, regardless of size, are important. In order to make sure this transition is smooth and successful, I have agreed to match up to $100,000 in gifts between now and the end of this year. Linda and I would deeply appreciate any consideration you can give during this important moment."

Joe Chambers was remembered by Dave Pomeroy - President of the Nashville Musicians Association.

The concert couldn't have happened without a great set of musicians, of course, and for one night the greatest group in Nashville was comprised of >>> Danny Rader served as musical director for the house band, composed of Dann Huff, Chris Leuzinger, Steve Wariner, Gordon Kennedy, Mark Hill, Mark Beckett, Eric Darken, Paul Franklin, John Jarvis and Mike Rojas. The Horn Section featured Emmanuel Echem, Roy Agee, Max Dvorin, Mike Haynes and Sam Levine with Background Vocalists, David Wilder, Vickie Carrico and Marcia Ware Wilder.

Wendy Moten and Starland - two acts who got their start on TV rock the big arena stage.

Opening the show was two bands from the new television show called "Project Supergroup" that is currently being filmed at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium. The series features 25 contestants placed into 5 bands who will compete their way to the #1 spot on this new production that is scheduled to begin airing soon. We saw two acts - Starland and Honeysuckle Rose - and our vote goes to the latter to win it all. Guess we will have to tune in to find out.

Honeysuckle Rose is part of the new Project Supergroup television show.

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.

The whole class of inductees gather at the Musicians Hall of Fame.

Related Links: For more information on the MUSICIANS HALL OF FAME and the other organizations mentioned please visit the following links - MCN Report from the 6th Induction Ceremony | MCN Report from the 5th Induction Ceremony | Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum


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