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National Thumbpickers Hall of Fame Inductees


 

Thumbpicker of the Year                                       

2002 - Paul Moseley

2003 - Pat Kirtley

2004 - Eddie Pennington

2005 - Tommy Emmanuel

2006 - Eddie Pennington

2007 - Eddie Pennington

2008 - Richard Smith, Eddie Pennington
2009 - Tommy Emmanuel

2010 - Tommy Emmanuel

2011 - Eddie Pennington
2012 - Ben Hall

2013 - Tommy Emmanuel

Living Thumbpicker

1998 - Chet Atkins
1999 - Jerry Reed & Paul Yandell
2000 - Doc Watson
2001 - Thom Bresh
2002 - Tommy Flint
2003 - Joe Edwards, Maurice Jones, Tommy Owens, Eddie Pennington

2004 - Royce Morgan, John Knowles

2005 - Bob Saxton, Tommy Emmanuel

2006 - Pat Kirtley, Paul Moseley, Hank Thompson

2007 - Steve Rector

2008 - Sonny Thomas
2009 - Richard Smith, Steve Wariner, Chip Young

2010 - Frank Hudson, Larry Kilgore, Bud Linville, Scotty Moore

2011 - Donnie Grace, Brent Mason, Gayle Moseley, Larry Stone

2012 - Ray Cummins

2013 - Comer "Moon" Mullins

Deceased Thumbpicker

1998 - Ike Everly, Kennedy Jones, Mose Rager, Arnold Shultz, Merle Travis
1999 - Odell Martin
2000 - Bob Barber, Amos Johnson, Jackie Phelps
2001 - Marcel Dadi
2002 - Alice DeArmond Jones, Charles (Chicken Hawk) Murphy, John Melvin Travis, Lenny Breau
2003 - Tuck Raisor

2004 - Spider Rich, Hal Riley

2005 - Johnny Hammers

2006 - Gene Frances

2007 - Jerald Chappel

2008 - Mississippi John Hurt, Lee Jenkins
2009 - Orval Raymer 

2010 - Buster B. Jones, Pip Stevens, Edd Wisdom

2011 - Harold Mayes, Raymond Rich

2012 - Norman "Chigger" Dukes

2013 - JD Norman

Supporting Musician

1998 - Lightnin' Chance, Grandpa Jones

1999 - Billy Grammer

2000 - Bill Carlisle, John Hartford

2001 - Martha Carson, John Knowles

2002 - Joe Maphis

2003 - Mark Pritcher

2004 - Freddie Russell

2005 - Bill Marvel

2006 - Dave Duncan

2007 - Scott Taylor

2008 - Bill Harlan

2009 - Palmer Moore

2010 - Gary Cochran, Al Harris, Gerald Johnson, Marge & Debby Rhoads

2011 - Lynn Clapp, Russell Egner, Steve King

2012 - The Moron Brothers, Endless Road Strings, Tim Wiles

2013 - Bernard "Bear" Travis, Michael Moseley

Supporting Fan

1998 - Mrs. Mose (Laverda) Rager

1999 - Ted Jones, Mrs Ellis Martin

2000 - Erika Brady, Tim Farmer, Bill Lightfoot

2001 - Pat Travis Eatherly, Mary Rainwaters

2002 - John & Marilyn Kirtley, Dave Stewart

2003 - Rodney Kirtley, Claude Travis Jr., Bob Gates

2004 - Howard Stone, Ted Stevens, Bobby & Logie Anderson

2005 - Hal Wolford, Neil Litton

2006 - Mel McCullough

2007 - Whipple & Clara Durall

2008 - Clarence & Brenda Brewer

2009 - Dorothy Paxton, Nancy Tishner

2010 - Al Hudson

2011 - Jim & Faye Robinson

2012 - Shelby Jones, Graydon Lamb, Emmerson Scott, Irvin Watts

2013 - Jim & Diane Miller

Horizon Award

 

2002 - Tim Bowers

2003 - Kyle Reeder

2004 - Brian Luck, Danny King

2005 - Ben Hall

2006 - Gary Dawson

2007 - Matt Thomas

2008 - Lance Allen

2009 - Joe Hudson

2010 - Ben Owens 

2011 - Josh Woods

2012 - Brooks Robertson

2013 - Sojourner McClure, Shohei Toyoda

Thumbpicking Recording of the Year

2002 - Tommy Flint “Great Finger Picking”

2003 - Steve Rector “Wanted”

2004 - Paul Yandell “One More Again”

2005 - Paul Yandell “Dream Train”

2006 - Paul Yandell “Drive On”

2007 - Paul Moseley “Guitar Instrumentals II”

2008 - Ben Hall “Timeless”

2009 - Steve Rector “The Other Side of Steve Rector”, Steve Wariner “Steve Wariner C.G.P. My Tribute to Chet Atkins”

2010 - Chip Young "It's All About You"

2011 - Alonzo Pennington

2012 - The Family of Paul Yandell - "MyTime"

2013 - John Knowles - "Waltz Forever"