April 18, 2006 07:13 PM by Joe Blackmon
American Idol Runner-Up, Bo Bice was recently honored in the Alabama Music Hall of Fame Museum with a special display of Bice’s memorabilia. Hall of Fame Director, David Johnson, wanted to display some of Bice’s stage outfits he wore in the American Idol competiton. Bice says he is excited and honored to be a part of the Hall of Fame and sent the clothing to be presented by his mother, Nancy Downes, and grandmother, Madge Schofield. Donated was the clothing he wore during his first appearance on American Idol.
These were made by his Grandmother, Granny Madge. Johnson says, "I’m excited to receive the memorabilia of Bo Bice and display these for the public to enjoy." The Alabama Music Hall of Fame was founded in 1987 in Muscle Shoals, Alabama and draws thousands of tourists each year. Among it’s inductees are Tammy Wynette, Hank Williams, Hank Williams, Jr., Alabama, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and numerous other music acheivers.
With state funding recently being lowered, the Hall of Fame now depends largely on benefit concerts. Johnson says, "From performing to songwriting and from management to publishing, Alabamians have contributed in many ways to make the music industry what it is today. Bo Bice is a good example of this and we would like to get him here for a benefit concert."
Written By Evie Hawkins. Photograph by Lea Sylvester.