In 1996, the Oklahoma State Legislature designated Muskogee as the site for the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame & Museum.
The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame has honored some of the world’s most notable talents whose gifts and musical styles are as breathtaking and diverse as the Oklahoma landscape.
Since 1997, more than 130 people have been inducted celebrating the Oklahoma music industry and the diverse musical talent that calls the Sooner State home.
Criteria for induction include having been born in Oklahoma, lived in Oklahoma for part of their life or career, or operated their musical enterprise in Oklahoma.
Merle Haggard, Woody Guthrie, Patti Page, Claude “Fiddler” Williams
Gene Autry, Albert E. Brumley, David Gates, Jay McShann
Vince Gill, Barney Kessel, Byron Berline, KVOO “Big Country Radio”
Roy Clark, Color Me Badd, Wanda Jackson, Oklahoma City “Blue Devils”, Jim Halsey
Leona Mitchell, Bob Wills, Texas Playboys, Johnnie Lee Wills, Billy Jack Wills, Luke Wills, Caddo Nation
Hank Thompson, Joe Diffie, Kay Starr, Charlie Christian, Tony Kaai (Governor’s Award), Young Bird (Rising Star)
Ronnie Dunn, Benny Garcia, Jr., Lee Wiley, Flash Terry, John Wooley, D.C. Minner, Blake Shelton (Rising Star)
Merle Kilgore, Roger Miller, Dr. Louis Ballard
Tommy Allsup, Toby Keith, Billy Parker, Cain’s Ballroom, Carrie Underwood (Rising Star)
Leon Russell, Carl Radle, Eldon Shamblin, Mel McDaniel, Barbara Staggs, (Governor’s Award), Keith Anderson (Rising Star)
Hoyt Axton, Mae Boren Axton, Tommy Crook, Sammi Smith, Cal Smith, Hinder (Rising Star)
Bob Childers, Chick Rains, Wichita Affiliate Tribes, Cherokee National Youth Choir (Governor’s Award), All American Rejects (Rising Star)
Ramona Reed, Rocky Frisco, Carrie Underwood, C.H. Parker (Governors Award)
Sam Harris, Jamie Oldaker, Les Gilliam, Jean Shepard
Kristin Chenoweth, Wayman Tisdale, Nolen “Nokie” Edwards, Robert Lenard “Bob” Bogle, Ralph Blane, Gene Triplett (Governor’s Award), Cheevers Toppah (Rising Star), Kings of Leon (Rising Star)
Neal Schon, Mason Williams, Jimmy Webb, Sandi Patty, Norma Jean Beasler, Bob Dunn, Barbara McAlister, Mabee Center, Roger Davis (Governor’s Award), Thompson Square (Rising Star), Swon Brothers (Rising Star)
JJ Cale, Jim Keltner, Chuck Blackwell, Elvin Bishop, Lowell Fulsom, John Fullbright (Rising Star)
Restless Heart, Becky Hobbs, Scott Hendricks, Tim Dubois, Smiley Weaver, Tom Skinner, Jana Jae, Tom Paxton, Otto Gray, Apache Tribe of Oklahoma (Governor’s Award)
Bill Grant, Hanson, Rodney Lay, Red Dirt Rangers, David Teegarden Sr, Jimmy Markham, Carl Belew, Jimmy LaFave
Cassie Gaines, Steve Gaines, Point of Grace, Smokie Norful, Dennis Jernigan, Jody Miller, Gail Davies, Gayle Peevey, Katrina Elam, Gus Hardin, Lorrie Collins, Kellie Coffey, Evelyn Pittman, Molly Bee, Michael Brewer
Molly Bee, Michael Brewer, Kellie Coffey, Lorrie Collins, Gail Davies, Katrina Elam, Gus Hardin, Jody Miller, Gayla Peevey, Evelyn LaRue Pittman
David Osborne, Kelly Lang, Don Byas, Wade Hayes, Mike Settle
Scott Musick (The Call), Steve Huddleston (The Call), Michael Been (The Call), Jerry Lynn Williams, Ann Bell, Tommy Collins