New members have joined the Memphis Music Hall of Fame Nominating Committee to assist in choosing who to honor as the 2015 Hall of Fame Inductees.
John Doyle, executive director of the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum and the Memphis Music Hall of Fame said:
“It is rewarding to have such a stellar group of music industry professionals focused on the growth of the Memphis Music Hall of Fame. Each has reached the pinnacle of their fields, from publishing and higher education to journalism and the music industry, and many have worked with the absolute biggest names in the music industry. However, they each still hold a real reverence and a special knowledge about Memphis music and its world changing musicians. We are fortunate to have their expertise focused on the selection of the 2015 inductees.”
- Mitch Glazer: movie producer and writer for the notable Rolling Stone and Crawdaddy! magazines.
- Randy Jackson: musician, manager, songwriter, executive, and one of the original judges of American Idol.
- Steve Jordan: Grammy winning composer, director, and original drummer on Late Night with David Letterman with Paul Schaffer.
- Danny Kortchmar: guitarist, songwriter, and producer who has worked with greats like James Taylor, Graham Nash, and many others.
- Jody Stephens: Ardent Studios and Ardent Records’ CEO, and drummer of the Memphis pop band Big Star.
- Johnnie Walker: Executive Director of the Memphis & Shelby County Music Commission, former Executive for Dream Works Records, and former Vice President for Def Jam Records.
The nomination process is expected to be complete at the end of April, and the inductees will be announced in May alongside the opening of Memphis Music Hall of Fame museum.