Del McCoury will be among the 2010 Pennsylvania Governor’s Arts Awards Honorees when they are presented on April 8. He will accept the Artist of the Year award, also known as the Hazlett Memorial Award, in tribute to Theodore L. Hazlett Jr., the first chairman of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.
The Council describes this award as recognizing “an individual artist for their creations and contributions to the excellence of the arts in Pennsylvania.”
These awards have been distributed each year since 1980 (with a one year interruption in 1987), and the ceremony is moved each year so that the various communities in the state have a chance to participate. It was lucky for Del that the rotation puts this year’s ceremony in his hometown of York, PA.
Congratulations to Del McCoury. May he long continue to reap the rewards of a life-long dedication to bluegrass music!