CARTHAGE, TX (KLTV) – FROM THE TEXAS COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME:
David Frizzell, Buddy Holly and The Texas Tenors will be the latest additions to the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame in August 2022.
David Frizzell’s life and career are intertwined with the history and traditions of country music. He is both a legacy and a legend with an unmistakable voice and captivating style. David Frizzell is one of country music’s greatest voices with a haunting resemblance to his older brother, the ultimate stylist, Lefty Frizzell. In the early 1980s, Frizzell founded the musical duo Frizzell & West with the beautiful and gifted Shelly West, daughter of country superstar Dottie West. Their recording of “You’re The Reason God Made Oklahoma” made its way to Clint Eastwood, who insisted on adding the melody to the soundtrack of his upcoming film, Any Which Way You Can. In addition to its CMA awards,
Frizzell has won numerous performing and recording trophies from the Academy of Country Music, Billboard and Music City News. He has been nominated for three Grammys, both as part of Frizzell & West and as a solo artist. Writing, producing, touring and performing: David Frizzell is a timeless and tireless artist who continues to share his many gifts to the delight of fans, old and new, in the United States and around the world.
The Texas Tenors have amassed a huge fan base worldwide with over half a million social media followers and over 20 million views on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram. They are ranked No. 10 in the world of Classical Artists by Billboard Magazine in 2019. With impressive live ticket sales tracked by PollStar, they are considered the most successful touring band in America’s Got Talent history. The Texas Tenors appeared on NBC’s hit national television show, America’s Got Talent: The Champions. After airing worldwide, their fan base grew even more. As consummate professionals, these three friends with a simple All-American dream have proven their impact will be lasting as their popularity continues to grow.
They have performed over 1400 live concerts in the last 10 years alone. With concerts at performing arts centers, casinos, symphony halls, outdoor festivals and major corporate events, the Texas Tenors have shown that they truly possess that rare and ever-sought after quality – l mass appeal.
Charles Hardin Holley (September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959), known as Buddy Holly, was an American singer and songwriter who was a central and pioneering figure in rock and roll of the mid-1950s. He was born in Lubbock, Texas, into a musical family during the Great Depression, and learned to play guitar and sing alongside her siblings. His style was influenced by gospel music, country music, and rhythm and blues numbers, which he performed in Lubbock with his high school friends.
The ceremony/concert will take place on Saturday, August 13 at the Carthage Civic Center in Carthage, TX and will be part of the 25th Annual Country Classical Music Festival, a full weekend of celebrations that begins Thursday, August 11 and ends Sunday, August 14. August. Friday, August 12 will be the annual John Ritter Tribute Showcase featuring host Linda Davis and 24 finalists vying for the title of “Texas Country Music Hall of Fame Ambassador” for 2023. Special guests for Saturday, August 12. 13 The induction show will include The Texas Tenors inductees David Frizzell and John Mueller, the official Buddy Holly tribute performer, Emcee Dallas Wayne and The Texas Country Music Hall of Fame Band.
Other special guests for the weekend will include Jeannie C. Riley, Leona Williams, Ron Williams, Marty Haggard, Zac Clifton, Lang Scott, Randy C. Moore, Gena Hamilton, Tess Frizzell, Bobby Tomberlin, Jennifer Herron, Bobby Marquez and others to be announced.
Tickets for the Friday night show are $20, tickets for the Saturday night show are $125 and $100 on the floor and $70 and $75 on the upper level and go on sale May 1 at Texas Country Music Hall of Fame in Carthage.
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