Rockabilly legends were showcased at the opening night at the International Rock-A-Billy Hall of Fame’s 2013 Festival ,
including Hall of Fame inductee Ray Walker.
Ray Walker and Pat Boone were in College together where they sang in the College Quartet, being record at times, in the early 1950s. Ray began singing bass in The Jordanaires in 1958.
Henry Harrison, president of the Rock-A-Billy Hall of Fame, said that Ray Walker was first recorded on his Dad's Wire Recorder at the age of 14, on radio programs and has been recorded on more than 200,000 songs in his lifetime, in Sing Outs, Youth Rallies, Church Services and, of course, with The Legendary Jordanaires.
“I’m very grateful for everything that has ever happened to me,” Ray said. Harrison said The Jordanaires often performed with Elvis Presley. “The Jordanaires are a magnificently well-known group,” he said.
More than 100 people attended the opening night of the festival, which also featured major rockabilly performers such as Ray Walker, duo Alton and Jimmy, Clyde Watson, as well as Stan Perkins and Cole.