Red Sovine, the Lilly Brothers, Charlie McCoy Among W.Va. Hall of Fame Inductees

Singer Red Sovine, longtime Grand Ole Opry duo Wilma Lee & Stoney Cooper, bluegrass pioneers the Lilly Brothers & Don Stover and super sideman Charlie McCoy will be inducted into the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame Nov. 6 at the Cultural Center Theater in Charleston. Also to be welcomed into the Hall, which inducted its first honorees last year, are jazz singer Ann Baker, film and television composer Robert Drasnin, songwriter Maceo Pinkard, opera singer Phyllis Curtin and polka master Frankie Yankovic. To qualify for induction, candidates must have been born or have spent a significant portion of their musical career in West Virginia. Last year’s inductees were the Grand Ole Opry’s Little Jimmy Dickens, country singer Molly O’Day, folk singer Hazel Dickens, fiddler Clark Kessinger, singer-songwriter Billy Edd Wheeler, composer George Crumb, rock ‘n’ roll pianist Johnnie Johnson, singer-songwriter Blind Alfred Reed, jazz saxophonist Leon “Chu” Berry and singer-songwriter Bill Withers.