Memoriam

It is our distinct honor to recognize nominees who have left a significant impact in the NELA Music Industry. Although they are no longer with us, their memories remain impactful.

A nominee must have had a definite connection to the NELA region and made a significant contribution to the music industry. Parishes included in the nominations for the NELA region are: Caldwell, East Carroll, Franklin, Jackson, Lincoln, Madison, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, Tensas, Union and West Carroll parishes. Inductee selections are based on how the nominee impacted the local community and beyond with their talents and ability to make a difference. This is not a talent or popularity contest. We remember those that have contributed to the music industry.

Bill Ledbetter
Bubba Borden
Buddy Moore
Carl Bamburg
Chuck Tomlinson
Denny Taylor
DJ Star
Donna Taylor
Dr. Derle Long
Dr. John C. Bargin
Earl Duke
Ed Ryland
Gary Killingsworth
GG Shinn
James Pastel
John Brown Sr.
Joe Osborn
Johnny O'Neal
Judge McGee
Ken Breard
Micheal Dale Rhodes
Micheal Jackson
Mike Blakeney "Mike Terry"
Norman Land
Reggie Pratt
Thomas "Tito" Bradley Duncan
Tony Joe White
Toussaint McCall
Fred Carter Jr.
Mike Dunn
Bnois King
Brownie Ford
Danny Rhodes
Po Henry
Ernie Miles
Puddler Al Harris
Doc Savage
Governor Jimmy Davis
Mighty Sam McClain
Randy Ross
Pearlie Mae Tolliver
Scott Caldwell
Jonathan Jones
Frank "Frankie Breeze" Brignac
Mable John

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Kingsland Entertainment Agency
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