Alabama Hall Of Fame Inductees
Induction to the Alabama Music Hall of Fame is reserved for a select few Alabamians who have made exceptional musical contributions throughout their careers. The first induction was held in 1985 and occurs every other year, commemorated by a celebratory Induction Banquet. At each banquet, inductions are made in the Performing Artist or Group, Music Creator, Entertainment Industry and Pioneer categories. Up to six Alabamians may be inducted into the Hall of Fame each induction period.
Up to two Alabamians may be inducted in the Performing Artist or Group category. Inductees for this category are Alabamians whose careers consist of renowned public and/or recorded performances as a featured artist or as a member of a performing group.
Up to two Alabamians may be inducted in the Music Creator category. Inductees for this category are Alabamians with a career as a songwriter, studio musician, side musician, record producers, recording engineers, arrangers, conductors or background vocalist.
One Alabamian may be inducted in the Entertainment Industry category. Inductees for this category are Alabamians with a distinguished career in a profession that enhances or promotes music, including music publishers, record company owners, music industry executives, artist managers, booking agents, studio owners, music educators and entertainment attorneys.
One Alabamian may be inducted as the recipient of the John Herbert Orr Pioneer Award. This optional award is presented to an Alabamian who pioneered a “first” on a national or international level. This recipient will be a leader or innovator whose musical legacy has impacted and influenced the course of music.
Only recipients of the above listed Induction Awards are Inductees of the Alabama Music Hall of Fame. Explore our “Contemporary Awards” section for information about the various awards presented by the Alabama Music Hall of Fame to talented Alabamians over the years.