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Jackie DeShannon - 2018 Inductee

No artist captured the spirit of the 1960’s quite like singer-songwriter Jackie DeShannon. Among her many musical accomplishments, her highly acclaimed singles, “Put a Little Love in Your Heart” and “What the World Needs Now is Love”, helped establish the sentiment for an entire generation of peace-seeking youths. Born in the small Western Kentucky town of Hazel, with a population of just over 400 people, Jackie was raised on folk melodies and modest country living. She worked and collaborated with some of the biggest stars in the music industry including the Beatles, Elvis Presley, Jimmy Page, Bruce Springsteen and many, many more. In 1982, Jackie won a Grammy Award for song of the year when she cowrote the number #1 hit song, “Bette Davis Eyes”. In addition to her honors and distinctions in the music industry, Jackie also carved out a successful showbiz career and appeared in a number of popular TV shows and film series during the 1960’s, ‘70’s and 80’s. Recognized by her soulful voice and heartfelt lyrics, Jackie DeShannon is without a doubt one of the most influential female artists and entertainers of all time.

Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Museum
  1. Dale Ann Bradley - 2018 Inductee
  2. Billy Ray Cyrus - 2018 Inductee
  3. Jason Crabb - 2018 Inductee
  4. Jackie DeShannon - 2018 Inductee
  5. David "Stringbean" Akeman - 2018 Inductee
  6. Bobby Lewis - 2018 Inductee
  7. Exile - 2011 Inductees
  8. The Kentucky Headhunters - 2013 Inductees
  9. Jerry Chestnut - 2004 Inductee
  10. J.D. Crowe Commemorative Bourbon
  11. John Lee Lair - 2002 Inductee
  12. Red Foley - 2002 Inductee
  13. Coon Creek Girls - 2004 Inductees
  14. Ulys R "Red" Turner - Renfro Valley Performer
  15. Old Joe Clark - 2013 Inductee
  16. Merle Travis - 2002 Inductee
  17. Loretta Lynn - 2002 Inductee
  18. JD Crowe - 2004 Inductee
  19. Bradley Kincaid - 2002 Inductee
  20. Jean Ritchie - 2002 Inductee
  21. Tom T Hall - 2002 Inductee