Abbott, Allison, Livingston and Weeks inducted into Walk of Fame - FOX34 Lubbock

Abbott, Allison, Livingston and Weeks inducted into Walk of Fame

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Civic Lubbock, Inc. inducted four artists into the West Texas Walk of Fame Wednesday night. Josh Abbott, Donnie Allison, Bob Livingston, and Garland Weeks will join the host of artists from this area recognized for their work that has made an impact at the national level.

Abbott was introduced by his friend, fellow recording artist William Clark Green. Abbott paid tribute to his late father in his acceptance speech and explained how support from The Blue Light and local radio helped launch his career. He then performed one of his new songs, "Until My Voice Goes Out,."

West Texas Walk of Fame member Andy Wilkinson introduced Bob Livingston. Livingston described his world travels and how drawing a high draft lottery number lead to him following his dream across the country. He sang "Cowboys and Indians" and Abbott and Green joined him for a rousing performance involving the audience. 

Weeks selected his friend and former Civic Lubbock President Burl Masters to introduce him. Weeks talked about artists working to create and send their messages effectively to audiences. Some of Weeks' work was on display in the Civic Center Theater lobby.

Friend and mentor Don Caldwell introduced Allison who died of cancer in 2011. His widow, Stephanie, and son, Zach, accepted the award, and Allison's old group "The JD's" performed a doo-wop classic. 

The new inductees will have plaques displayed on the Walk of Fame, which can be seen at 19th Street and Crickets Ave. 

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