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Kix Brooks Inducted into La. Music Hall Of Fame

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MARKSVILLE, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - A Louisiana Musician is joining the ranks of greats like Louis Armstrong and Fats Domino. Kix Brooks was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.

There's no question, the heart of Louisiana beats to the sound of music.

"Mahalia Jackson, Ledbelly from the Shreveport Area, Louis Armstrong, Elvis, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Lloyd Price, Fats Domino, Dave Bartholomew, Cosmo, Alan Touissant, we can go on forever." Said Mike Shepherd, president of the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.

On this night another Louisiana artist joined the ranks of music's greatest.


Kix Brooks, originally from Shreveport, was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. An honor that wasn't lost on the country star.

"It's really cool to be recognized, especially among the people from my home state that I really do, I respect their talent, you expect me to say it, but it is, it's really humbling." Said Brooks.

A special night for brooks, and a pair of local artists.

"My brother Steve Kahn, who is originally from Pineville, is playing keyboards tonight along with a high school chum Danny Milliner who's playing bass tonight so it's time to see some hometown guys." Said Molly Wiley.

"There's tons of people that's come out of Louisiana, talented people, writers singers performers, and to be mentioned or to be inducted is a huge deal for him." Said Danny Milliner, bassist and band leader for Kix Brooks.

"It means a lot to me to come back and to not just be with family and friends, that's always fun like you're playing in the living room but to be recognized tonight is really cool." Said Brooks. 

During his time with Brooks & Dunn, Kix Brooks earned more CMA and CMT awards than any other artist in the history of country music.

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