Woody Paul, lead singer/musician of Riders In The Sky, has been selected as one of the 2012 inductees into the National Fiddler Hall of Fame. The Induction gala will take place on Saturday, April 14 at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Riders In The Sky will perform as headliners during the celebration.
Known as “King of the Cowboy Fiddlers,” Woody is honored to be inducted. “It’s amazing… and I’ve never practiced for it!” he said. Other inductees in the class of 2012 include Herman Johnson, Kenny Baker and Keith Coleman.
The National Fiddler Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization committed to offering workshops, mentoring programs and educational community outreach. Its advisory board consists of notable fiddlers, celebrities, and industry executives such as Roy Clark, Jim Halsey, Mark O’Connor, and Byron Berline. Other Hall of Fame members include Roy Acuff, Bob Wills, Dick Barrett, Johnny Gimble, Claude Williams, Johnnie Lee Wills, Buddy Spicher, Rufus Thibodeaux, and Chubby Wise.