Governor John Hickenlooper is a big fan of both beer and music; tonight he'll be at the Paramount Theatre to speak at the Colorado Music Hall of Fame's latest induction ceremony, where the organization will be honoring the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Poco, Firefall and Manassas.
Photo by Jonathan Shoup John Hickenlooper
The very first inductee in the Hall of Fame was the late John Denver, who would have turned seventy on New Year's Eve. And Hickenlooper displayed his own hankering for country roads on New Year's Day, when he was at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville: His appearance backstage was touted on the Opry's January 2 radio broadcast. It's "safe to say the governor is a man of many musical tastes," says his spokeswoman. Still, she notes, "any band from Colorado will always be preferred."
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