Charlie Monk, Hank Locklin Inducted Into Alabama Music Hall of Fame

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Charlie Monk

“Mayor of Music Row” Charlie Monk and Grand Ole Opry member Hank Locklin were among the inductees into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame over the weekend.

Monk, along with fellow honorees including singer Candi Staton, keyboardist and songwriter Spooner Oldham, songwriter Dan Penn, and jazz surrealist Sun Ra were feted over the weekend during a celebration held in Muscle Shoals. This marks the first time the event has been held in the birthplace of Alabama music.

John Paul White was the master of ceremonies for the event.

The Secret Sisters inducted the late Hank Locklin, while Locklin’s son, Hank Adam Locklin of Nashville, accepted the honor on his behalf.

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Hank Locklin

The Alabama Music Hall of Fame has had an induction banquet every four years since 1985. It serves as a showcase for numerous Alabama natives and their significant impacts upon the music industry.

Members of the Alabama Music Hall of Fame include Country band Alabama, Percy Sledge, Hank Williams, Tammy Wynette, W.C. Handy, The Commodores, Sonny James, Buddy Killen, Billy Sherrill, and many others.

The Secret Sisters and John Paul White perform.

The Secret Sisters and John Paul White perform.

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