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    Individuals & Bands Inducted in 2007

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    Michael Twitty

    Michael Twitty

    Born: Nashville,TN. Son of famous Rock n Roll and Country music singer Conway Twitty
    Biography: Michael has kept the legacy going by performing his dad's hits. Michael is a fine, polished performer and keeps busy writing songs and recording new material.
    Current Status: Michael lives in Nashville and continues to perform and record.
    Inducted: September 11, 2007 at the First Annual Inductions Awards Ceremony in Oklahoma, City, OK. Michael also accepted The Lifetime Achievement Award for his dad Conway Twitty.

    Mike Black

    Mike Black

    Mike Black being inducted by Jimmy Case

    Born: Oklahoma City, OK
    Biography: Mike was one of the first artists to pay a tribute to Elvis by singing the songs that made Elvis famous and by singing and performing on stage the way Elvis used to do. The performances were such a big hit for Mike he turned his entire show into an Elvis tribute which he has performed for the last 25 years. Mike is a dynamic performer that keep his fans coming back for more. Mike and his band, The Sting Rays, perform to sell out crowds all around the state of Oklahoma.
    Current Status: Mike lives in Choctaw,OK and continues to perform.
    Inducted: September 11, 2007 at the First Annual Inductions Awards Ceremony in Oklahoma, City, OK.

    Dennis McCall

    Dennis McCall

    Born:
    Biography: One of the finest country music performers in the business. Dennis sings with the Carol Lee singers and has sung back up with almost every known name in country music for the last 20 years. Dennis keeps busy in the recording studio with his back up singing and he is in demand for his fine distinguished, polished melody and rhythm that he adds to any song. Dennis' brother, Darryl McCall, has also had an outstanding career as a country music singer.
    Current Status: Dennis lives in Antioch,TN and still performs.
    Inducted: September 11, 2007 at the First Annual Inductions Awards Ceremony in Oklahoma, City, OK.

    Don Boner

    Don Boner

    Born: Ft.Sill, OK June 3 1944.
    Biography: At 13 Don started his own record company, CAR Records Inc. His first release on the label was "Kidnapped ", a novelty recording that got lot of air play and was on jukeboxes all over Nashville and became the number one song in Sparta, TN. Over the next several years Don made many recordings and releases including a Johnny and The Moonlighters cover of Hank Williams recording "You Win Again" which made a bullet in Billboard Magazine.

    Don wrote several songs with the late Vince Matthews and then moved from Nashville to work in radio as a DJ and sales in Indiana. Along the way Don has been a Deputy Sheriff and has worked in Real Estate. Don has also worked at The New York Film Academy. In 2002, Don established his film company and wrote and directed three short films: "Ripple", "The Bumbling Detective", and "Welcome To Kentucky". His movie, "Losers Lounge", became Don's first feature film in 2004, His next feature film was "Somewhere In Indiana" which premiered in Indianapolis in 2004.


    Current Status: Don lives in Indianapolis and is very active in screen writing, mystery novels, and producing feature films.
    Inducted: September 11, 2007 at the First Annual Inductions Awards Ceremony in Oklahoma, City, OK.

    Bob Sullivan

    Bob Sullivan

    Born: Shreveport, LA.
    Biography: Bob begin his career at KWKH in Shreveport as chief engineer in 1946. After his discharge from the Army, where he served in combat  in the Pacific in WW ll. Bob was also chief engineer for the Louisiana Hayride from it's beginning in 1948 through 1958. Bob engineered Hank Williams first performance on the Hayride in 1948 and Elvis Presley's first performance on the Hayride in 1954. Bob engineered Dale Hawkins famous recording of " Susie-Q " at KWKH studio's in 1956 and Bob Luman's famous recording of " Red Cadillac and Black Mustache ".

    Down through the years Bob Sullivan has engineered thousands of recordings with some of the most famous names in country music including Jim Reeves, Webb Pierce, Faron Young, Johnny Horton, David Houston, and Slim Whitman.  Bob Sullivan is considered the best three track recording engineers in the business for getting the pure sound of Rock n Roll the way it was recorded in the 50's.
    Current Status: Bob is retired and lives in McAlester, OK. He often gets called to engineer a session for someone wanting to recapture those famous sounds of the 50's.
    Inducted: September 11, 2007 at the First Annual Inductions Awards Ceremony in Oklahoma, City, OK.