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2012 Additions to West Texas Walk of Fame Announced

Robert Snyder,

Four new additions will be made to the West Texas Walk of Fame later this year.

Civic Lubbock, Inc. announced that this year’s inductions into the West Texas Walk of Fame are Charlene Condray Hancock, Tommy X. Hancock, Lloyd Maines, and Jesse Taylor.

The induction ceremony will be held on Thursday, September 27th on the corner of 19th Street and Crickets Avenue, at the site of the Buddy Holly Statue in Buddy and Maria Elena Holly Plaza.

Charlene Condray Hancock began singing on the radio at the age of 8 in Lubbock. She was featured in shows across the area, and her regional popularity brought her to the attention of Tommy Hancock, who hired her to play with his group, the Roadside Playboys. Charlene married Tommy and had four children, who later joined their parents in the Supernatural Family Band.

Tommy X. Hancock, a band leader, singer, and fiddler, trained as a classical violinist as a child. After the war, he founded the Roadside Playboys, and owned the locally renowned Cotton Club for many years.

Lloyd Maines, a producer and musician, grew up around music through his father’s band, The Maines Brothers Band. Lloyd and his younger brothers adopted the name of their dad’s group, and performed regularly until 1991. In the 1980s, Maines began producing as well, and received a Grammy Award in 2002 for his production of the album “Home” by the Dixie Chicks.

Jesse “Guitar” Taylor gave his first performances on guitar with Jimmie Dale Gilmore and the T. Nickel House Band in Lubbock. Taylor is also credited as the first white person to play at Stubb’s restaurant and began the Sunday night jam sessions. Taylor died in 2006.

The West Texas Walk of Fame was first conceived in the late 1970s by Larry Corbin, Jerry Coleman, and Waylon Jennings, and in 1983, Civic Lubbock, Inc. began their tenure as the custodians of the Walk of Fame with the induction of Mac Davis.

A complete list of inductees and more on the West Texas Walk of Fame’s history is available here.

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