TUSCUMBIA — Cloverdale native Kenneth Lovelace, a member of the Alabama Music Hall
of Fame, and the members of his band the Five Jets, will be on hand at the Alabama Music Hall of Fame Wednesday, July 23 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. to meet and greet family, friends and fans of their music.
“You never know who you might see while touring the Alabama Music Hall of Fame.” said Dixie Connell Griffin, AMHOF Manager. “It’s so much fun to have our achievers visit with us and entertain us with great stories about their journey in the music business, and Wednesday, July 23, will be no exception.”
The Lovelace family is one of the earliest Shoals area families to have multiple members in the music industry. Kenneth, his cousins Jimmy and Raymond Lovelace, their aunt Christine Gentry and cousins Sam and Judd Phillips all worked in the industry.
The Five Jets, which included Lovelace, cousins Jimmy and Raymond, as well as Bob Cox, Ed Goodwin and Don Moore began playing music as youngsters. The band was a popular draw on the Southeastern Club circuit and beyond between 1955 and 1971. In 2006 the band reunited after releasing a new CD, and they are still playing together today. Kenneth Lovelace is the band director and lead guitarist for famed Rock and Roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis.
For more information, contact the Alabama Music Hall of Fame at 256-381-4417.