The Musicians Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tenn. held its 4th Annual Awards Show Jan. 28, inducting 12 new members across a range of musical styles.
The inductees were: bluesman Buddy Guy; guitarist Peter Frampton; singer and multi-instrumentalist Barbara Mandrell; Randy Bachman of Bachman-Turner Overdrive and the Guess Who; Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble; guitarist Corki Casey O’Dell; singer and guitarist Velma Smith; guitarist Ben Keith; guitarist Jimmy Capps; and bassist Will Lee.
The Hall of Fame also awarded its first “Iconic Riff Award” to Roy Orbison, for the classic riff on “Pretty Woman.” A non-performing award was awarded to producer and founder of Curb Records Mike Curb.
Neil Young, Brenda Lee, the Oak Ridge Boys, Duane Eddy and Christ Isaak all performed at the ceremony.
The Musicians Hall of Fame inducts members across all genres and instruments, and inductees are nominated by members of the American Federation of Musicians and other industry professionals.