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Jimmy Webb, Mason Williams, Sandi Patty among the 2013 Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame inductees

by Brandy McDonnell Published: September 4, 2013
Jimmy Webb
Jimmy Webb

TULSA – The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame announced today its 2013 inductee class:

Jimmy Webb
Mason Williams
Barbara McAlister
Sandi Patty
Norma Jean
Mabee Center
Bob Dunn (posthumous)
Neal Schon (inducted Aug. 23)
The Swon Brothers (Rising Star award recipients, honored June 7)
Roger Davis (Governor’s Award)

The 2013 induction concert is set for Oct. 15 at the Mabee Center. The event will feature “The Voice” finalists The Swon Brothers in a full concert as well as performances from several Oklahoma musical greats.

“We are excited to have the Mabee Center host our next induction show in Tulsa and thrilled to have such a diverse group of inductees,” said Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame Executive Director Jim Blair in a news release.

Getting their start in Muskogee, where the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame is based, The Swon Brothers have been playing to sold-out crowds across the country after making the final three on the hit NBC show “The Voice.” The Swon Brothers received the Rising Star award earlier this summer during the recording of a special segment on the TV singing competition.

In addition to hosting the 2013 induction concert, the Mabee Center is a 2013 inductee into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame. For more than four decades, the Mabee Center has hosted some of the biggest entertainers in the industry, including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Billy Joel, Frank Sinatra, Neil Diamond, Luciano Pavarotti, The Bee Gees, Garth Brooks, Jay Leno, Reba McEntire, Justin Bieber and many, many others.

In honor of its 40th anniversary, the Mabee Center recently launched the Mabee Center eMuseum, which showcases the rich history and memories that have been created over the years.

“We are delighted to be hosting the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame as they honor the great musical talent we have here in Oklahoma,” says Tony Winters, Mabee Center general manager, in the release. “The celebration of our 40th year anniversary comes to a close at the end of October and I cannot think of a better way to end it than by hosting another Oklahoma treasure and honoring these artists.”

Tickets to the induction concert go on sale Sept. 12. For tickets and information, go to www.mabeecenter.com or call the Mabee Center Ticket Office at (918) 495-6000.

For more information on the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame, go to www.omhof.com.

-BAM

by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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