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Jimmy Bowen Inducted Into Ole Time Country Music Hall of Fame

Seasoned music artist Jimmy Bowen was recently recognized by the National Traditional Country Music Association and inducted into the Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame
for his significant contributions of preservation, promotion and
performance of traditional Country music locally, nationally and
internationally at a ceremony during the 44th Annual Old Time Country Music Festival held in Fremont, Nebraska on October 5.

“The 44th Annual Old Time Country Music Festival in Fremont, Nebraska
was such an amazing event! Thanks to the NYCMA, Bob and Sheila Everhart,
and especially the National Traditional Country Music Association for
keeping the traditional sounds of country music going strong,” stated
Jimmy Bowen. “It is such an honor to be included alongside so many of
our industry’s greatest artists from the Carter Family, Loretta Lynn,
Jeannie Seely, Gail Davies, Jeannie C. Riley, Roy Rogers & Dale
Evans, Grandpa and Ramona Jones to Roy Acuff.”

Jimmy Bowen has been creating music for more than three decades and,
thankfully, has even bigger plans for the future. His new single, “Blood
Red Moon,” was co-written written by Sonny LeMaire, Liz Hengber and
Tommy Lee James. The new music is available for streaming and download
on all online digital platforms here.

Stay current with Jimmy Bowen on his website jimmybowen.com  and follow and like Jimmy Bowen on social media outlets Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Music is available on digital music platforms for streaming on Spotify and Apple Music and download on iTunes, Amazon Music and Google Play.

About America’s Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame:

What began in 1976 as a means to honor significant contributors to
America’s rural musical art forms on a local basis has over the years
progressed into a National forum to honor all those in the United States
(and sometimes internationally) those that have made significant
contributions to what we now call old-time country music to distinguish
it from modern country.  Our musical genre is a huge umbrella, and of
course includes all the early old-time styles ‘mountain music; ragtime;
hillbilly; rustic country music; bluegrass; folk; Cajun; honky-tonk;
Americana; rural music; gospel; shaped note singing; western; country
blues; cowboy music; and all of the elements that make up what we call
‘old-time’ music and ‘old-time’ dance.

It was decided early on that the only way into the Hall of Fame is to be
nominated by someone already inducted.  In this way the large number of
deserving individuals and groups could be controlled. At the same time
this would be a source of eligible participants, provided by those that
have the most knowledge and ability to select the most deserving.  The
awards and inductions are done at the annual national festival hosed by
the National Traditional Country Music Association.
Individuals or groups that come for the honors are not required to
perform, that is not the purpose of the awards.  Talented nominees
certainly are welcome to perform if they so desire to do so. Once the
award is announced, and given, it is ‘official’ when the audience gives
the recipient a standing ovation of appreciation for their contributions
to the music we all love, cherish and save.  Each recipient is
requested to provide photographs, bios, and something important from
their musical career to place on display in the Pioneer Music Museum
where the Hall of Fame is located. The collection over the last 45 years
is huge. All items placed with the Hall of Fame become the sole
property of the Hall of Fame.  It fills an entire building in Anita,
Iowa, and we are seeking ways and means to expand. That requires money.
We are a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, all donations are totally tax
deductible. Help us save the precious cultural legacy left to us by our
settlers, homesteaders, and rural folks of the upper Midwest. Make all
donations out to NTCMA, P. O. Box 492, Anita, Iowa, 50020  Do it today,
we need your help. All of the Hall of Fame inductees are on display in
the Pioneer Music Museum in Anita, Iowa. (please see information about
the museum at the end of Hall of Fame info.

About Jimmy Bowen:

In an age when it seems that technology has taken the place of talent,
it is both reassuring and refreshing to see a seasoned artist who
continues to have a stronghold in the music industry. Jimmy Bowen
has been creating music for more than three decades and, thankfully,
has even bigger plans for the future. Bowen’s impressive tenure in
Bluegrass music includes eight years with Charlie Waller and the Country
Gentlemen and more than four years with David Parmley and Continental
Divide.  While traveling with these renowned groups, Bowen also earned
multiple awards. These include IBMA Song of the Year “Waltz of the
Angels,” with Charlie Waller and the Country Gentlemen, IBMA Album of
the Year for Souvenirs with Charlie Waller and the Country Gentlemen and
IBMA Emerging Artist of the Year with David Parmley and Continental
Divide. Another creative outlet for Bowen is his pursuit of acting and
he has been cast for various series, dramas, and commercials all while
working with some of the biggest names in television. On the horizon for
this hard-working artist is a music television show. “Creating my own
‘show’ has always been a dream of mine,” said Bowen, “and I’m doing it
online so that everyone in the world can access it.” More details on
this project coming soon. Stay current with Jimmy Bowen on his website
jimmybowen.com/.

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