As time has gone on, questions have arose about what is happening with the Hall of Fame. The spring of 2014 came and passed, and no progress or dates for an opening or inaugural induction ceremony were announced. As Saving Country Music explained at the time, the Outlaw Hall of Fame has been delayed because the location it planned to occupy was caught in a legal battle.
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On Tuesday, February 11th, writer Jessica Blankenship posted an article on the local-based news blog format known as Examiner.com called Is the Outlaw Music Hall of Fame Legit or a Sham? The article mixed spurious facts with opinion, and presented many gross inaccuracies about the status of the fledgling organization in an attempt to portray it as either taking advantage of artists and fans.
The inaugural inductees to the Outlaw Music Hall of Fame set to open in the Spring of 2014 have been unveiled. In an event carried live during a 3-day concert in Altamont, TN, the 17 initial inductees were announced in two different categories: Pioneers/Innovators (Pre-1970), and Highwaymen (1970-1990). Along with the official inductees, the Outlaw Music Hall of Fame also announced Guardian Award winners.
Announcement, Billy Joe Shaver, Bobby Bare, Chris Gantry, Dallas Moore, David Allan Coe, Hank Williams, Hank Williams III, Hank Williams Jr., Inductees, Jamey Johnson, Jessi Colter, Johnny Cash, Johnny Paycheck, Kris Kristofferson, Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard, Outlaw Country Music Hall of Fame, Outlaw Music Hall of Fame, Sammi Smith, Steve Young, The Carter Family, Waylon Jennings, Wayne Mills, Whitey Morgan, Willie Nelson
The Outlaw Music Hall of Fame first announced in mid-August and scheduled to be open in the Spring of 2014 in Lynchburg, TN will unveil their inaugural class of inductees on Saturday, October 26th, during a 3-day, 38-hour event transpiring this upcoming weekend in Altamont, TN. The event will feature 30 bands, and will be broadcast through a pay-per-view channel with all the proceeds going to The Hall.