The Oklahoma Hall of Fame has officially announced its 90th Class of 2017 honorees, and among the new honorees is reigning CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Carrie Underwood. Underwood will be honored during an induction ceremony in Oklahoma City on Thursday, Nov. 16 at the Cox Convention Center. The evening will be emceed by past Oklahoma Hall of Fame inductees Vince Gill and Kristin Chenoweth.
“I’ve always been proud to say I’m from Oklahoma,” Underwood said. “The people, culture, and environment molded me into the person I am today. It’s such an honor to be recognized among such great company by the Oklahoma Hall of Fame!”
The 2017 Class also includes Justice Tom Colbert, Sapulpa; Congressman Tom Cole, Moore; Bob Funk, Piedmont; Shannon Miller, Edmond; Phil Parduhn, Edmond; and Hal Smith, Ardmore. Those individuals who will be honored posthumously are Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher, Chickasha; and Sequoyah, the Cherokee Nation I.T.
Previous inductees include fellow country artists Toby Keith, Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton and more.
Along with being honored at the formal induction ceremony, the 2017 Honorees will be recognized in November with the unveiling of their portraits at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum, home of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. In addition, their biographies, photos and fun facts will be accessible through interactive exhibits.
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