Maine Country Music Hall of Fame

by on Jul.15, 2009, under Ira's Accomplishments, News

Ira became a member of the “Maine Country Music Hall of Fame” on May 13, 2006.

The Maine Country Music Association came into being in January, 1977; at a country music club in Windham. Twelve (12) people who had made part or all of their living at Country Music put their heads together and formed the new association. The first president was Slim Andrews. The late Barry Dean and Slim were instrumental in drawing up the By-laws and Constitution to cause this organization to become a Non-Profit group. They also dreamed of a Maine Country Music Hall of Fame.

On the last Sunday in April, 1978, the first Maine Country Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Program was held. There were three (3) worthy pioneers inducted into this honorable society. From 1978 to 2006 when Ira was inducted, there had already been sixty-seven (67) inducted.

In 2008, the Maine Country Music Hall of Fame Museum was created. Ira is so honored to be a part of this great organization and to be a part of the museum, alongside his friends and heroes.


5 Comments for this entry

  • liz austin

    can anyone help me find out if milo T & Dixie Lee were inducted in maine country music hall of fame my husband is dixie’s son thank you very much

  • Nancy Jordan

    Hi Ira and Judi, Just checking in to see what’s new. Love you, Sis

  • liz austin

    Do you have pictures of Milo T and Dixie Lee?If so would it be possible to see them? thank you very much.

  • george

    trying to find my friend charlie gilliam jr. from orr’s island.seems this spot is for later and current musicians

  • Gary Hutchins


    I have a photo of Dixie, Milo, Hal Lone Pine, and Jeanie Ward, taken in 1965.
    I’ve scanned the photo but don’t find a way to include it here. If you contact me at [email protected], I’ll be happy to forward a scanned copy.


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