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Stephenson & Stubbs Inducted



March 20, 2007
Nashville, TN

Larry Stephenson, long-time Pinecastle recording artist, was surprised Thursday night March 15th, when he accompanied his wife on a photography job to WSM studio in Nashville, Tennessee where he found himself live on 650AM being inducted into the "Southern Legends Entertainment & Performing Arts Hall of Fame". Mr. Jim Case, President of Aaron Records and  Southern Legends Entertainment & Performing Arts Hall of Fame Senior Vice President, made the presentation. This is Stephenson’s second Hall induction, as he has been a member of the Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame since 1996.

Stephenson was prepared to see his good friend Mr. Eddie Stubbs, disc jockey, Opry Announcer and great fiddle player, honored with his Southern Legends Entertainment & Performing Arts Hall of Fame induction certificate, on-air during the Eddie Stubbs Show nightly segment as a surprise, while Stubbs on the other-hand thought it was for Stephenson. This induction for Stubbs joins many other accolades he has collected over the years, one of which being the Country Music Association’s, 2002 "Large Market Broadcast Personality of the Year" Award.

Both newly inducted members inquired laughingly, if they were at the, legend, age…and decided after a brief discussion on "How Time Flies" they both have been in the professional entertainment business for about thirty years.

The Southern Legends Entertainment & Performing Arts Hall of Fame was established in 2004 by Widmarc Clark and consists of six categories: Rock, Country, Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Bluegrass and Gospel Music. The Hall of Fame is for southern artists only and is fast becoming the most exciting Hall of Fame in the South. At this time Stephenson & Stubbs join the likes of: Conway Twitty, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis, Tom "Cat" Reeder, Ronnie McDowell, Loretta Lynn, and Don Helms among many others. To see other Hall of Fame members visit: www.SouthernLegends.org


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Jim Case, a Portland resident and owner of Ace Productions and AARON Records, presented Loretta Lynn with a plaque, celebrating the 41st anniversary of their tour to Germany and France in 1965, at her ranch in Hurricane Mills, TN on Saturday, May 27.

 The inscription read:

 Presented to Loretta Lynn to commemorate the 41st anniversary of our tour to Germany and France in June and July 1965 to entertain U.S. Military troops and their families. Loretta Lynn and Jimmy Case & The Cherokees performed 38 shows in 17 days.

 The standing ovations you received were a clear indication of a job well done. You had “It” then and you still have “It” now! You are a world treasure.  With love and best wishes always, Jimmy Case.

 Jim had a very popular country band, Jimmy Case & The Cherokees that toured all over the world. In June of 1965, they were scheduled to tour U. S. Military Bases in Germany and France. Jim wanted another act to go with him, so he chose Loretta Lynn. The song she had in the charts at that time was, “Blue Kentucky Girl.” To this day, every time Loretta sees Jim, she says jokingly, “There he is, Jimmy Case, he liked to have killed me doing 38 shows in 17 days!”

 The presentation was a total surprise and Loretta was thrilled! They caught up on old times backstage and had a great visit!

 At the same time, Jim officially inducted Loretta into the Southern Legends Hall of Fame. She was presented a framed certificate.







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