Oklahoma rolls out red carpet for 2014 Hall of Famers

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Tonight the stars will be out in Oklahoma.

That's because some famous and familiar faces will be at the 2014 Oklahoma Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony tonight.

It's happening Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City.

County music superstar and Ada native Blake Shelton is one of honorees who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame.   The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter has become a household name since he started his role as a celebrity coach on NBC's hit reality series "The Voice."

Tulsa native Alfre Woodard will join the Oklahoma Hall of Fame as well.  Woodard is an actor and has earned an Oscar nomination, four Emmy Awards, 17 Emmy nominations, three Screen Actors Guild Awards and a Golden Globe Award.  She is also star of the new NBC show 'State of Affairs', which airs Nov. 17.

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Wanda Jackson will be honored at the induction ceremony.  Jackson was born in Maud, Okla. and raised in Oklahoma City.  Jackson has had a 60-year musical career with more than 300 single records, and 31 country, rockabilly and gospel albums.

Here are the other honorees to be inducted Thursday night:

  • Kremlin artist Harold T. Holden, or "H" as he is known, will be inducted in the 2014 class.  For more than four decades, he's been painting and sculpting scenes of the West.
  • Neal McCaleb  joins the honorees list.  He is an American civil engineer and Republican politician from Oklahoma with a career of more than 50 years in private practice and public service.
  • Thomas H. McCasland, Jr.,  is the Chief Executive Officer of Mack Energy Co. and has led many local and state civic and industry organizations.
  • Peggy Clark Stephenson will also join the Hall of Fame.  She is the  executive director of the Charles and Peggy Stephenson Family Foundation, which supports several medical research programs around the state.

Oklahoma country music superstar Miranda Lambert will also be at the induction to introduce Wanda Jackson.Linda_Cavanaugh

NewsChannel4's Linda Cavanaugh will also receive a special honor at the ceremony tonight.

NewsChannel4 will have coverage on the 2014 Oklahoma Hall of Fame ceremony and honorees.

Stay tuned to KFOR and KFOR.com.