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Other 2013 Kentucky Music Hall of Fame inductees

Other 2013 inductees into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame:

Steven Curtis Chapman: The Paducah native, 50, is a contemporary Christian music superstar who has sold more than 10 million records and won five Grammy Awards and 56 Dove Awards. He and his wife, Mary Beth, created Show Hope, a ministry that provides grants to help with adoption fees.

Skeeter Davis: Born Mary Frances Penick in Dry Ridge, Davis was best known for her crossover hits of the early 1960s, including The End of the World in 1963. One of the first women to achieve major stardom as a country music soloist, she died in 2004.

The Hilltoppers: Formed at what is now Western Kentucky University, The Hilltoppers quartet was one of the top vocal groups of the 1950s, producing several hits including P.S. I Love You.

Old Joe Clark: Born Manuel D. Clark, the comic made his name at Renfro Valley during the 1940s.

Emory and Linda Martin: Billed as "the world's only one-armed nanjo player," Emory Martin played backup for singers including Kitty Wells. He and Linda were fixtures on the Saturday night radio broadcast of Renfro Valley Barn Dance. He died in 2006.

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