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All Star Jimmy Dickens Tribute Released

The WV Music Hall of Fame’s CD tribute to 2007 Inductee Little Jimmy Dickens, The Rhinestone Hillbilly, is now available.

The compilation includes tracks by many of West Virginia’s finest: Bill Withers, Kathy Mattea, Connie Smith, Charlie McCoy, Ann Magnuson, Mayf Nutter, Tim O’Brien, Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr., Larry Groce, Russ Hicks, James Price, Mollie O’Brien & Julie Adams, Todd Burge, John Lilly, and the Carpenter Ants.

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Carnegie Hall Now Home To Hall of Fame Exhibits

     The WVMHoF is excited to announce that it has partnered with Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg, WV to present “The Art & History of WV Music.” This ongoing exhibit will feature a rotating selection of memorabilia, artwork, photographs, show posters, stage clothes, instruments, and recordings from artists who have made their mark on the musical landscape of West Virginia. The exhibit includes items from a number of WVMHoF inductees such as Kathy Mattea, Bill Withers, Johnnie Johnson, Peter Marshall, Billy Edd Wheeler, Charlie McCoy, Hazel Dickens and Tim O’Brien.
     In addition to Carnegie being the permanent home of the exhibit, the two organizations will be co-producing a number of events throughout the year.
     This project is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

West Virginia My Home Musicians and the Mountain Stage Experience

The West Virginia Music Hall of Fame’s new documentary, “West Virginia My Home: Musicians and the Mountain State Experience,” offers a fascinating look at some of the most prominent musicians to come from West Virginia, and how the “Mountain State Experience” influenced their lives and music.

Artists including Bill Withers, Brad Paisley, Little Jimmy Dickens, Hazel Dickens, George Crumb, Kathy Mattea, John Ellison, Everett Lilly, Charlie McCoy, Billy Edd Wheeler and Billy Cox, recall their experiences growing up in West Virginia, and how those values and ideals helped shape their careers.

Educational and inspiring, the documentary is suitable for all audiences. For students in particular, the film illustrates that growing up in a small town in a small state does not need to be a barrier to pursuing their dreams.

The film was produced by the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame and was funded by the West Virginia Humanities Council, the West Virginia Legislature, and the Hamilton Family Foundation. To purchase a copy of the film, or for information about setting up a screening: 304/342-4412;

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