Delbert McClinton Receives Personal Honor in Lubbock, Inducted into Hometown "Buddy Holly Walk of Fame"


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Also Honored with Spot on Buddy Holly Symposium Panel

LUBBOCK, Texas -- Delbert McClinton will be twice honored in his hometown of Lubbock, Texas both as an inductee into the “Buddy Holly Walk of Fame" on Wednesday, August 29 and subsequently as a panelist at the Buddy Holly Symposium on Thursday, September 6.

Delbert will be the recipient of the prestigious honor as an inductee into “The Buddy Holly Walk of Fame," which honors influential West Texas natives, within 150 mile radius of Lubbock who have attained national recognition with a plaque at the base of the Buddy Holly statue. Inductees are chosen by the Civic Lubbock Inc. Board. The reception will take place on August 29 at 6 p.m. at the Lubbock Civic Center. Immediately following the induction at 7 p.m., Delbert will make his “Walk of Fame" from the Civic Center across the street to the Buddy Holly Statue and at 8 p.m. will perform at the Buddy Holly Walk of Fame Induction Concert at the Civic Center Theater. The reception and “Buddy Holly Walk of Fame" are open to the public and tickets can be purchased for the concert at the Civic Center box office.

Delbert, whose musical roots began in West Texas, has been writing, recording and producing music for over four decades. Nothing Personal, his latest release on New West Records, has begun a new chapter in Delberts career, finding himself with complete creative control over all facets of recording and writing an album for the first time in his career. Nothing Personal has sparked an overwhelming response from critics and fans alike catapulting Delbert into the national spotlight with appearances on “Saturday Night Live," “The Late Show with David Letterman," “The Don Imus Show," “Charlie Rose Show," NPRs “Weekend Edition" as well as critical praise from The New York Times ("Album of the Week" March 9), Rolling Stone, USA Today and The Los Angeles Times amongst many others.

It only seems fitting that Delbert should be inducted at this point in his prolific career alongside other recipients such as Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, Waylon Jennings, Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Mac Davis, Tanya Tucker, The Gatlin Brothers and many more.

According to McClinton, “Some of the most influential music in the world has come from Lubbock. To be included on that list is a great honor."

Curtis Parrish, Civic Lubbock Inc. Board member, adds, “We are honored and privileged to have an artist such as Delbert McClinton included in the Walk of Fame. Delbert McClinton adds to the growing list of influential artists that have come from Lubbock and the West Texas area such as Buddy Holly, The Crickets, Mac Davis, and The Gatlin Brothers."

In the week following his induction in to “The Buddy Holly Walk of Fame," Delbert will serve as a panelist on “A Songwriters Panel" at the Buddy Holly Symposium on September 6th. Moderated by author Peter Guralnick, Delbert will share the floor with fellow songwriters Terry Allen, Marshall Crenshaw, Jo Carol Pierce and Joe Ely, Jimmy Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock of The Flatlanders.

The Buddy Holly Symposium is a four-day event that will honor the 65th birthday of Buddy Holly. Beginning on Wednesday September 5, the symposium will be held on the campus of Texas Tech University with events discussing the music of Buddy Holly as well as concerns of the music industry today.

Those wishing for a complete listing of events for the Buddy Holly Symposium may visit http://www.buddyhollycenter.com.

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Delbert information available at http://www.bakernorthrop.com

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