Blind Boys of Alabama, Mac McAnally, Mac Davis to receive awards

TUSCUMBIA, Ala. The Alabama Music Hall of Fame Board has announced the selection of seven people to be inducted during the 13th Induction Banquet and Awards Show to be held in the Convention Center in Montgomery, Ala., Thursday, March 25, 2010.

Alabama’s Rising Star Award – Singer Jamey Johnson, of Enterprise.
Jamey Johnson, who was born in Enterprise and grew up in Montgomery, has been on a hot streak in recent years. He co-wrote the Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music 2007 Song of the Year “Give It Away,” recorded by George Strait. The Grammy-nominated artist won the ACM’s and CMA’s Song of the Year for his single “In Color.”

Jerry Wexler Award – Former Muscle Shoals recording artist Mac Davis, of Los Angeles, California.
Mac Davis is a songwriter who found success as a recording artist with
Rick Hall as his producer at Fame in Muscle Shoals. Among their hits were “Baby, Don’t Get Hooked On Me, Stop And Smell The Roses, Texas In My Rear View Mirror” and “Hooked on Music. In 1974, Davis was named the Academy of Country Music’s Entertainer of the Year.

Arthur Alexander songwriter’s award – Singer/songwriter Mac McAnally, of Sheffield.
Mac McAnally, a Red Bay native who grew up in Belmont, Mississippi, has won numerous awards for his songwriting. He writes and tours with Jimmy Buffett, whom he also produces. He will know January 31 if he wins a Grammy Award for the best country collaboration with vocals for his duet with Kenny Chesney on Down The Road.

Photo Courtesy of Webster & Associates


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