2019 National Fiddler Hall of Fame inductions

Scotty Stoneman’s family and Pamm Tucker with his trophy at the 2019 National Fiddlers Hall of Fame induction

The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame was the epicenter of the excitement at the 2019 Fiddler Hall of Fame induction ceremony and gala. The evening kicked off with a stellar performance from Oklahoma Bluegrass sensation, Spring Street, as well as a BBQ dinner.

Former inductees, Jana Jae (2015) and Byron Berline (2013), aloong with Justin Branum, entertained the audience with their “fiery” fiddling skills. Ken Busby, Executive Director & CEO of Route 66 Alliance was the emcee for the celebration, accompanied by Bob Fjelstead, President of the National Fiddlers Association.

Those inducted in 2019 were:

Jody Naifeh, during her acceptance speech, said “ The future of music is with our children.” It took a few moments after that statement for it to quiet down enough to continue.

To wrap up the evening The Cherokee Maidens and Sycamore Swing entertained the full house with the well known swing tune, Take Me Back to Tulsa, and the stage was opened to all fiddlers. 

The National Fiddler Hall of Fame was founded in 2007 whose mission statement is: “It is the mission of the National Fiddlers Hall of Fame to honor individuals for their contribution to fiddling, to preserve, educate, and promote the art of fiddling, and its historical and social significance.

The following have been inducted to date, and as one can see, the National Fiddler Hall of Fame is growing rapidly.













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Pamm Tucker

Growing up in Oklahoma, music runs throughout Pamm Tucker's veins. Her earliest memory of music is standing beside her Grandma's upright, singing. "Trust in The Lord". Little did the 5 year old realize that this was the foundation of things to come. Being very active in 4-H, Pamm was elected as reporter at the age of 9 and held this position for many years. Taking extensive journalism marketing and free-lance writing classes while attending college helped to spark her interest in being a journalist. Her skills helped her acquire the position of journalist for the Northern Oklahoma college school newspaper. An Oklahoma native and no stranger to music, she has performed with the likes of Lulu Roman, Jean Shepherd, Willie Nelson, Tanya Tucker (no relation) Gene Watson and Charlie McClain just to name a few. Even today you can find her tapping her foot to every genre of music.