Ch. 6 - February 20, 2024 6:16 am

Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame and Museum Inducts Class of 2023(Ch 6)

The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame and Museum inducted its 2023 class over the weekend.

The Hall of Fame hosted its induction ceremony Saturday night at the Muskogee Civic Center.

News On 6’s Tess Maune got to emcee with Oklahoma Music Historian Hugh Foley.

Musician Shelby Eicher performed after being inducted.

Retired Muskogee High School Music Educator Jerry Huffer was inducted after 60 years of teaching music.

Singer/songwriter Verlon Thompson is another new hall of fame member.

Producer, promoter, artist manager, and former Grammy Board Vice President David Webb was there to accept his award, as well.

Related Story: Music Producer, Promoter Talks About His Career Ahead Of Oklahoma Hall Of Fame Induction

Grammy-award winning artist Bryan White was also inducted and performed with his brother.

The band Ricochet was the final inductee of the night — and got the crowd up on their feet — playing a set full of hits.

Related Story: Local Country Music Band To Be Inducted Into Oklahoma Music Hall Of Fame

Timothy Long, a world-renowned pianist, composer and conductor was also inducted. But weather delayed his flight from New York, so he couldn’t be there in person to accept.

And a special moment came when they paid “Red Solo Cup” tribute to 2007 inductee, the late Toby Keith.

Related Stories: Remembering Toby Keith

The night wrapped up with past and present inductees coming up on stage singing Merle Haggard’s “Okie from Muskogee” — on the very stage where Haggard played a historic concert 55 years ago.


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