FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wednesday 03rd October 2014
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
R.O.P.E. - Annual Banquet and Awards Show
Roni Stoneman - “The First Lady of Banjo”
Last night at the "Reunion of Professional Entertainers" Awards the celebrated entertainer and musician Roni Stoneman, daughter of Ernest and Hattie Stoneman (The Stoneman Family), and star of the Hee Haw show, was recognized for her contribution to the country music industry by being awarded:
“Musician of the Year”
This is a prestigious award. Those that are nominated and chosen by the legendary greats within Country Music, both on and off the stage.
Among the many awards Roni has received, this stands out as one of the most important and welcome one’s ever. To be chosen by one’s peers within the industry is of the utmost and uplifting events in any artist’s career.
This award, in addition to the “Grammy” posthumously awarded to her father, Ernest “Pop” Stoneman in 2013, justly recognizes the family Stoneman, as being some of the Country Music industries greatest contributors ever. A long overdue recognition. They made the industry what it is today, and gave so many the opportunity to become internationally recognized. Each one owes so much to the family “The Stonemans”.
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