The Hall of Fame's 25 members selected today's honorees from a list of 200 candidates, Rey Avila, founder of the Hall of Fame, said.
"They're pioneers," Avila
Galan will become the first filmmaker to be honored for documentaries that trace the history of conjunto music such as "Songs of the Homeland" and "Accordion Dreams," Avila
captured it on film," Avila
"Nobody had ever done a documentary on conjunto before he
founded the Hall of Fame
in 2000, Avila's board has inducted 53 conjunto legends.
"It's part of our mission to preserve, promote and archive the history of conjunto music," Avila