West Texas Spotlight – April 14, 2017


Across the street from the Municipal Auditorium where Elvis performed twice in 1955 – 111 East 4th Sweetwater, Texas
Rock-Ola Elvis Presley $10,000 Juke Box, Scotty Moore $10,000 vintage 1952 Gibson ES295 guitar. “West Texas was paramount to my success”… Elvis

Engraved plates for performers qualifying for the Honor Roll

J. Frank Wilson
J. Frank Wilson Lufkin/San Angelo

Jimmy Dean
Jimmy Dean: Plainview
Roy Orbison
Roy Orbison: Vernon/Wink
Tanya Tucker
Tanya Tucker: Seminole
Waylon Jennings
Waylon Jennings: Littlefield
Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson: Abilene
Mac Davis
Mac Davis: Lubbock
Los Lonely Boys
Los Lonely Boys: Snyder/San Angelo
Buddy Holly
Buddy Holly: Lubbock
Ronnie Dunn
Ronnie Dunn: Coleman
Dixie Chicks
Natalie Maines: Lubbock
Dan Seals: McCamey
Stevie Nicks
Stevie Nicks: Phoenix/El Paso
RIAA Certified – 50,000,000 sales award
Larry Gatlin
Larry Gatlin: Seminole/Abilene/Odessa
Fess Parker
Fess Parker: Ft. Worth/San Angelo
Debbie Reynolds
Debbie Reynolds: El Paso
Ernest Tubb
Ernest Tubb: Crisp/San Angelo

Louise Massey
Louise Massey: Midland



West Texas Spotlight – February 23, 2016

The West Texas Music Hall of Fame’s
Top 10 Rockabilly Recordings of All Time:

  1. “Baby, Let’s Play House” Elvis, Scotty & Bill (1955)
  2. “Mystery Train” Elvis, Scotty & Bill (1955)
  3. “I Forgot To Remember To Forget” Elvis, Scotty & Bill (1955)
  4. “Oh Boy” Buddy Holly with Buddy Holly on lead guitar (1957)
  5. “Be-Bop-A- Lula” Gene Vincent with Cliff Gallup on lead guitar (1956)
  6. “Breathless” Jerry Lee Lewis with Billy Riley on Lead guitar (1958)
  7. “Rock Around The Clock” Bill Haley & the Comets with Danny Cedrone on lead guitar (1954)
  8. “Whole Lot Of Shakin’ Goin On” Jerry Lee Lewis with Roland Janes on lead guitar (1957)
  9. “I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone” Elvis, Scotty & Bill (1955)
  10. “Ooby Dooby” Roy Orbison & The Teen Kings with Roy Orbison on Lead guitar (1956)

Honorable Mention: “Mona Lisa” Carl Mann with Eddy Bush on lead guitar, “Peggy Sue” Buddy Holly & The Crickets, “Blue Suede Shoes” Carl Perkins with Carl Perkins on lead guitar, “That’s Alright” Elvis, Scotty & Bill, “Rock This Town” Stray Cats with Bryan Setzer on lead guitar.