MUSKOGEE — Country songwriter Chick Rains, Red Dirt music pioneer Bob Childers and the singers of the Wichita & Affiliated Tribes will be inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame this fall.
The induction ceremony and concert will be Oct. 8 at the Muskogee Civic Center.
Childers will be inducted to the hall of fame posthumously.
Also honored will be the prolific Cherokee National Youth Choir, which will receive the Governor's Award, and alt-pop hitmakers The All-American Rejects, which will receive the Rising Star Award.
"I think it just again shows the world how diverse Oklahoma is, not only in its people but in its music,” Executive Director Beth Seim said.
Oklahoma country music singer Wade Hayes, who took two of Rains' songs to No. 1, will perform the songwriter's work at the concert.
Members of Oklahoma band the Red Dirt Rangers will play Childers' songs with backing from Tom Skinner and the Science Project.
The Cherokee National Youth Choir will perform under the direction of Mary Kay Henderson. The All-American Rejects will close the show.
If you go
VIP tickets cost $150 and include VIP parking, buffet reception and VIP seating on the arena floor.
Gallery tickets range from $19 to $39.
Tickets go on sale Aug. 25 and can be purchased by phone at (918) 687-0800 or at the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 401 S Third in Muskogee.