- Gene Clark
- Eric & the Norsemen
- Melissa Etheridge
- Jerry Hahn
- Kelley Hunt
- The Jerms
- King Midas & the Muflers
- Spider & the Crabs
My own perennial nominees did not get in this year:
Dawayne Bailey, who began his musical career in the state of Kansas, and went on to play with Bob Seger, Chicago, Veronique Sanson, and many others, as well as his own bands.
Dave Zerfas, who has had a long musical career in Kansas, most notably with his original rock group Plastique, and his cowboy troubadour persona "Zerf."
Vaughn Bolton, who has run a dance band in Kansas since the 50s, and gave me one of my first paying jobs in music.