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Western Music Association Hall of Fame

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  • Foy Willing (1914 - 1978)
    Foy Willing, western singer, was born Foy Lopez Willingham in Bosque County, Texas, on May 14, 1914. As a teenager, Willingham sang solos on radio and performed with a local gospel chorus. From 1933 to...
  • Frankie Laine (1913 - 2007)
    Singer, composer and author Frankie Laine was born March 30, 1913 in Chicago. His real name was Francesco Paulo LoVecchio and he lived in Chicago's Little Italy. Frankie was the oldest of eight childre...
  • Eddie Dean (1907 - 1999)
    Dean (July 7, 1909 – March 4, 1999)[1] was an American western singer and actor whom Roy Rogers and Gene Autry termed the best cowboy singer of all time. Dean was best known for "I Dreamed Of A Hill-Bi...
  • Carolina Cotton (1925 - 1997)
    Cotton (born Helen Hagstrom October 20, 1925 in Cash, Arkansas; died June 10, 1997 in Bakersfield, California) was an American singer and actress known as the "Yodeling Blonde Bombshell", the "Girl of ...
  • Tim Spencer (1908 - 1974)
    Harold Timothy Spencer (July 13, 1908 – April 26, 1974) was an American singer, songwriter, and actor. Spencer is best known for founding the popular American Cowboy singing group the Sons of the Pione...

Western Music Association Hall of Fame

The Western Music Association Hall of Fame is sponsored by the Western Music Association.

Inductees are those individuals deemed important to the traditional and contemporary music of the American West and the American Cowboy.