Underwood elected to Okie Music Hall of Fame
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Underwood elected to Okie Music Hall of Fame

Monday, August 10, 2009 – Carrie Underwood will be inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in September, along with Oklahoma artists and performers Rocky Frisco and Ramona Reed.

"All three of this year's inductees are worthy recipients of this honor. Each is recognized world wide for their musical talent, and we are proud that each calls Oklahoma home," said Max Boydstun, Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame Board Chair. "We are especially proud to induct our own Oklahoma idol Carrie Underwood and to offer the public a chance to experience the performances of all three inductees to celebrate their contribution to Oklahoma music history and culture."

Frisco, who grew up in Tulsa, Okla., has been a member of J.J. Cale's band for decades.

Reed was raised on a ranch near Talihina and was yodeling by the time she was talking. From an early age, Reed knew she wanted to have a career in music. In 1947, Reed participated in the Ted Mac Amateur Hour television program, perhaps the American Idol of its day. She earned a spot in the semi-finals and eventually won fifth place.

Using the stage name Martha White, Reed began her career on the Grand Ole Opry where she worked with such greats as Hank Williams Sr., Roy Acuff, Red Foley and Minnie Pearl. She started working for Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys in 1951, performed at the Bob Wills Ranch House and toured with Wills on a regular basis. Reed is the only female singer to record a duet with Bob Wills, Little Girl, Little Girl. Reed continues to perform with the Texas Playboys and has been invited to share the stage with Asleep At the Wheel on numerous occasions.

The three will perform at the 13th Annual Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Concert Sept. 17 in Muskogee.

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