PRESTONSBURG – The Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Museum director made a major announcement at the Mountain Arts Center during Exile’s show last Friday night.
Exile held their first show of the year at the MAC, with a break in the middle allowing for the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Museum director to take to the stage and announce that Magoffin County’s own, Charlie Sizemore, on Puncheon Creek, KY, will be inducted this fall into the 2024 Inductee Class.
When Keith Whitley left Ralph Stanley’s band, Charlie stepped in his place as a teen. He has done some amazing things in Kentucky helping our youth and made a difference in their lives with music education. He also worked on a Tom T Hall project as well as many others.
Charlie is also well respected in the bluegrass and country music world.
Exile, which was inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame in 2013, helped them announce Charlie Sizemore as one of the 2024 inductees, but several others on the list had Exile ties – Billy Moore ran sound for them early on and Paul Martin performed with the group years ago. McLain Family Band were friends with JP Pennington’s mom, Lily Mae Ledford, and shared the stage with fellow inductees Coon Creek Girls.
The official induction into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame is slated for October 26 at Renfro Valley Entertainment Center.
Every two years, the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame Board of Directors goes through the selection process to determine the inductee class.
Congratulations to Magoffin’s own, Charlie Sizemore, and we hope to cover more about his long and successful Bluegrass music career throughout the year leading up to this event!