If you live and Tuscaloosa and are into the music scene at all, you have seen Ken Randolph and his band Cooter Brown play. In fact, people all over the state of Alabama have seen him play for many many years. Ken joins the 76 names submitted for consideration for induction into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame.


The Time Daily writes: A five-member committee appointed by the board of directors has in the past selected the names of inductees, but this year the board asked the public to make suggestions. The committee still will make the final decision.

Dixie Griffin, The Hall of Fame Manager,  said the board wanted to make the public feel involved in the selection process.

There is a big set of qualifications that must be met to be considered and Ken has a lot of them!  According to Hall of Fame board member Judy Hood,  a nominee must be an Alabama native or a longtime resident of the state for20 years or more and have a minimum of 20 years experience in their profession.


  • have performed or had his/her work performed on national TV, radio, musicals, movie scores or soundtracks.
  • must be identified professionally as a performer, songwriter, producer, publisher or studio musician.
  • a nationally/internationally recognized music educator.
  • high-profile media personality/author who has championed Alabama music.
  • active ambassador/advocate for Alabama music

Ken shares this honor with Alabama Shakes, Jimmy Buffett, Drive By Truckers, Bo Bice, Jamey Johnson, Mac MacAnally, Marty Raybon, Johnny Shines to name a few.

Call The Alabama Hall of Fame Board of Directors ((256) 381-4417) and cast your vote for Ken! You can also write: 617 Highway 72, West , Tuscumbia, AL 35674

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