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WV Honors “Native Son” John Ellison

“Coming Home” to perform at the WVMHoF’s eighth Garden Party, 2015 WVMHoF inductee John Ellison had a full week of shows and school visits. Before performing at Piedmont Elementary School, Del. Mike Pushkin presented John with a Legislative Citation recognizing his long and successful career, and his commitment to inspiring young West Virginians.

Click here for a profile of Ellison in the Gazette-Mail.

WV Music Hall of Fame inductee John Ellison honored for his inspirational life. Read article in Gazette-Mail.

2020 WV Music Hall of Fame Inductee Honey Davis passes

Honey & Sonny Davis

We are saddened to announce that 2020 WV Music Hall of Fame inductee Honey Davis passed away on May 18, 2019 at the age of 93. She is survived by her twin brother and longtime musical partner, Nial “Sonny” Davis, her granddaughter Olivia Hanna, and several nieces and nephews.

Honey and Sonny Davis, known professionally as The Davis Twins, will be inducted into the WV Music Hall of Fame on April 4, 2020. The induction ceremony will be held at the Culture Center Theater and will be broadcast live around the state on WV Public Broadcasting.

A funeral service was held on Wednesday, May 22, at Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans.

Click here to read her obituary in the Gazette-Mail.

Garden Party Gallery. Garden Party VIII was another great day and evening of music, food – and just hanging out at the beautiful Café Cimino! Once again, the rain graciously held off until the end of the evening. Undeterred, people gathered under the canopy and on Café Cimino's wrap-around porch to hear the end of 2015 WVMHoF inductee John Ellison's set.

Welcome to the Class of 2020

The WVMHoF is proud to announce the five artists who will be inducted in April 2020. They are WV’s First Lady of Gospel Ethel Caffie-Austin; brother-sister country-rockabilly duo Sonny & Honey Davis; multi-faceted singer/songwriter/producer Larry Groce; legendary traditional musicians The Hammons Family; and eclectic singer/songwriter/actor Mayf Nutter. The eighth induction ceremony will be held April 4, 2020 in the Culture Center Theater in Charleston.