2016 Jon Hornyak
2015 Joyce Cobb
2014 James Alexander & The Bar-Kays
2013 Dean Richard Ranta
2012 Joy Brown Wiener
2011 William"Willy"Bearden
2010 Kallen Esperian
2009 Craig Brewer
2008 Knox Phillips
2007 Steve Cropper
         Donald "Duck" Dunn
         Al Jackson, Jr. (posthumous)
2006 John Fry
2005 Bobby "Blue" Bland
2004 Booker T. Jones
2003 Mulgrew Miller
2002 James Williams
2001 John Dye
2000 Cybill Shepherd