Oldaker was a founding member of the Tractors, who reached platinum with their self-titled debut album on Arista Records in 1994. He directed an all-star album, "Mad Dogs & Okies," featuring songs written by Oklahoma natives. His drumming has been heard on 24 Gold and Platinum albums.
Shepard, born in Pauls Valley, was a pioneer for women in country music, starring in the first network country music show, "The Ozark Jubilee." She also was the first female in country music to sell a million records, the first country music female to make a color television commercial and the first female singer to be a member of the Grand Ole Opry for 50 years.
She has recorded more than 35 albums and charted 44 hits including "The Dear John Letter" and "Many Happy Hangovers."
Gilliam was recognized by the Legislature in 1998 as the official "Oklahoma Balladeer." A native of Gene Autry, Gilliam is a singer, songwriter and recording artist. He has recorded 14 albums featuring western swing and country music with lyrics that tell a story.
Gilliam also has won many awards including the Governor's Arts Award from Gov. Brad Henry and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Gene Autry Museum.