Wanda Jackson to be a 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee

Wanda Jackson confirmed today to tulsaworld.com that she will be one of the five artists honored at the 2009 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. [01/14/09 Update: The article never actually said she was voted into the Hall. We just assumed she was because, uh, she was on the ballot. Turns out she will be inducted in the "early influence" category, which is not voted upon by the 600+ member voting committee.]
“This is the big one,” [Jackson] told the Tulsa World on Friday in a telephone interview from her Oklahoma City home. “It’s turning out to be more exciting than I thought it would be.

“The main reason I wanted this is because the people I love have worked so hard to make this happen. I may get the award, but my husband and fans and people who have done so much for me all these years deserve all the credit.”

Jackson's husband and manager also mentioned that the official announcement will come "early next week" (we're hearing Tuesday will be the day).

Thanks, Philip.

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