Charlie Daniels, Chet Atkins Selected for Musicians Hall of Fame

Charlie Daniels, Nashville record producer Fred Foster and the late Chet Atkins will be inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame during Oct. 12 ceremonies in Nashville. The three were among the inductees announced Tuesday (June 2) during a press conference hosted by Steve Wariner and Felix Cavaliere, best known as vocalist, keyboardist and songwriter for ’60s rock band, the Young Rascals. Other inductees this year will include former Jimi Hendrix bassist Billy Cox, surf guitarist Dick Dale, multi-instrumentalist Victor Feldman, arranger Paul Riser and members of the rock band, Toto. Foster, founder of Monument Records, produced many of Roy Orbison’s greatest hits, including “Oh, Pretty Woman,” “Crying” and “Only the Lonely.” He also played a key role in the early careers of Dolly Parton and Kris Kristofferson. Riser worked with the Funk Brothers in Motown’s heyday in Detroit, arranging hits such as the Temptations’ “My Girl,” Marvin Gaye’s “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” and Stevie Wonder’s “My Cherie Amour.” The Musicians Hall of Fame honors the achievements of artists and behind-the-scenes players who have made significant contributions to music.