Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum Honors Duane Eddy

September 9, 2008


The Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum announces Rock and Roll's best selling instrumentalists of all time, Duane Eddy, will be inducted and honored at the second annual Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum Awards Show to be held October 28, 2008 at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville.

Beginning with his first release, in 1958, his distinctively low, twangy riffs would be featured on an unprecedented string of thirty four chart singles, fifteen of which made the Top Forty, with sales of over 100 million worldwide.  Eddy is best known for such hits as “Rebel Rouser,” "Forty Miles of Bad Road,” “Peter Gunn,” “Because They're Young,” “The Lonely One,” “Shazam,” and “Some Kind-a Earthquake.”

Grammy Award winning guitarist Duane Eddy will be inducted alongside some of the most esteemed and influential musicians in recording history which includes Booker T. and the MGs (Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Al Jackson and Donald "Duck" Dunn), The Memphis Horns (Wayne Jackson and Andrew Love), The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section (Jimmy Johnson, Roger Hawkins, David Hood, and Barry Beckett), The Crickets (Jerry Allison (J.I.), Joe B. Mauldin, and Sonny Curtis), Al Kooper and Billy Sherrill.

Inductees are nominated nationally by the Musicians Union, which has a membership of over 90,000 as well as a stellar list of other music industry professionals.  Last year’s inductees included:  The Nashville A-Team, The Blue Moon Boys, The Funk Brothers, The Memphis Boys, The Tennessee Two, and The Wrecking Crew.  They were joined in their performances by recording artists Garth Brooks, Brenda Lee, George Jones, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Peter Frampton, B.J. Thomas, Rodney Crowell, Roger McGuinn, and many others.

Tickets are now on sale at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center’s box office, 615-687-6400 and on their website

Tickets prices range from $50.00 - $200.00.  For more information on the Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum, call (615) 244-3263 or go to their website at


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