September 22, 2008
Wanda Jackson has been nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame:
Metallica, Run-D.M.C. and the Stooges lead the list of nine acts up for induction next year into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Five will be chosen in January for enshrinement during an April 4 ceremony at Cleveland‘s Public Hall.
Also on this year’s ballot are Jeff Beck, Chic, Wanda Jackson, Little Anthony and the Imperials, War and Bobby Womack. Acts are not eligible for the Rock Hall until at least 25 years have passed since the release of their first single.
The 2009 ceremony will be open to the public for the first time, and held in Cleveland, the home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Museum, for the first time since 1997.
Madonna, John Mellencamp, Leonard Cohen, the Ventures and the Dave Clark Five were inducted into the Rock Hall this spring.
Wanda Jackson previously made the short list four years ago. She shared the ballot with Conway Twitty and Gram Parsons, who have yet to be nominated again.
If inducted, Jackson would be the first country artist to join the Hall since 2002. Country-related inductees include Chet Atkins (2002), Brenda Lee (2002), Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (1999), Bill Monroe (1997), Johnny Cash (1992), Hank Williams (1987), Elvis Presley (1986) and Jimmie Rodgers (1986).
You can read the 100 Greatest Women entry about Wanda Jackson here.