Merle Haggard and Buck Owens are among the inaugural class of inductees at the Bakersfield Music Hall of Fame. An induction ceremony will be held on January 27th. Red Simpson, Billy Mize and Bonnie Owens are also included in the first class. The inductees will each be commemorated with a life-sized vinyl portrait and a summary of their achievements at the Hall of Fame, along with a star placed in the Hall of Fame’s concrete walkway. The Bakersfield Music Hall of Fame seeks to honor those who were instrumental in creating the now-iconic “Bakersfield” sound