Bill Withers’s award was presented by Kanawha County native, actor Lou Myers.
Inaugural Inductee, world-renowned composer George Crumb
Inaugural Inductee Hazel Dickens
Famed songwriter Billy Edd Wheeler accepts his award.
Connie Whiting accepts the award for her late father, Johnnie Johnson.
Little Jimmy Dickens accepts his award.
Jack Reed accepts the award for his great uncle Blind Alfred Reed.
West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin presents Johnnie Johnson’s posthumous award to his widow and daughter.
West Virginia Symphony Orchestra conductor Grant Cooper presents George Crumb’s award.
Steven Starks accepts Leon “Chu” Berry’s award.
WV Music Hall of Fame Director Michael Lipton and Charleston Mayor Danny Jones
Alison Krauss presented Hazel Dickens’s award.
Charleston native, actress and singer Ann Magnuson hosted the event. Mountain Stage executive producer Andy Ridenour served as MC.
The Nichols Family – Marshalene Nichols (right), and her daughters Lisa Spaulding and Rita Estep – sing the invocation.
Molly O’Day’s award was accepted by her sister-in-law Mildred Samons. The award was presented by Mollie O’Brien.
Inductee George Crumb and his daughter Ann performed.
The entire cast assembled to perform Bill Withers’s “Lean on Me.”
WV Governor Joe Manchin talks with Bill Withers. Kathy Mattea and Billy Edd Wheeler are seen in the background.
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