The Hall of Fame encapsulates African American culture and has become a part of American history. Congratulations, this is wonderful news!!
Elvis Presley Fans of Nashville would like to acknowledge original Sweet Inspirations members, Myrna Smith & Sylvia Shemwell. Both ladies who were dearly admired and toured with Elvis have passed away in recent years. We are sure Myrna and Sylvia would have both been thrilled to be here for the honor and experience. Estelle Brown, is the only original Sweet Inspirations member still performing today. Estelle is joined on stage today with current members, Portia Griffin and Kelly Jones for the internationally traveling "Elvis In Concert" production.
Update from Portia Griffin:
Along with Estelle Brown and Portia, the families of the late Sweet Inspirations: Myrna Smith and Sylvia Shemwell will be recognized at the official R&B Hall of Fame induction ceremony held Spring 2014. The Smith and Shemwell families will accept the awards posthumously in their honor. We are very glad to hear this fabulous news and are sure Myrna & Sylvia will be with them in spirit on this very special day!