Shirley McCord of Danville is a 2018 inductee into the Iowa Pioneer Music Museum. Ever since the first National Old Time Music Festival held in Council Bluffs in 1976, devoted to saving this state?s early pioneer music, the Pioneer Music Museum has been inducting deserving individuals into America?s Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame. The museum, located in Anita, has been in existence since 1995. Before that it was in Walnut.
?We wanted to honor our local and regional fiddlers first,? Bob Everhart, President of the National Traditional Country Music Association said. ?And we?ve pretty much done that in the last 43 years.?