Tom Jepperson inducted into Arizona Country Music Association HOF

Greater Arizona Country Music Association Buffalo Vice President Rick Galeener, left, Tom Jepperson, middle, and GACMA Radio Manager and Station Manager Rick West pose for a photo after Jepperson was inducted into the Temple of GACMA Fame on September 26, 2021, in Phoenix. (Bill Tauson / Courtesy)

Popular Sedona and Verde Valley artist Tom Jepperson was inducted into the Greater Arizona Country Music Association Hall of Fame on September 26 in Phoenix, according to a press release.

Jepperson is known as one half of the popular entertainment duo, Tom & Shondra, and also as the beloved character of Otis in the shows at the Blazin ‘M Ranch in Cottonwood.

Along with local and national performances, Jepperson’s resume is packed with lifelong credits in music and acting. The list includes lead roles in musical tours on Broadway, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Civic Light Operas and in contemporary music concert tours across the United States.

He has presented his own shows at showrooms in Los Vegas and Lake Tahoe and on popular cruise ships. In Lake Tahoe, he opened for Tony Bennett, Shari Lewis and in 2016 for The Gatlin Brothers.

“I had the pleasure of naming Tom to our Hall of Fame. With Tom’s entertainment expertise, talent and experience, it was absolutely essential that he be included, ”said GACMA President Skip Gerit aka John Heerkens.

Jepperson’s photo will be added to the Hall of Fame exhibit that also features inductees Waylon Jennings, Jessi Colter and Glen Campbell. The GACMA Hall of Fame exhibit can be seen on the back wall of the Blazin ‘M Ranch.

“I am so grateful to Skip, the Board of Directors, and the entire GACMA Association for this honor. It was wonderful playing alongside some great Hall of Fame colleagues the night I received my award, ”said Jepperson.

The Greater Arizona Country Music Association offers special LIVE music concerts, events, and ongoing monthly Jam & Dances in Prescott and Phoenix.

The monthly jams and dances are held every second Sunday in Prescott at the Moose Lodge from noon to 4 pm and every fourth Sunday at the Arizona American Italian Club, 7509 N. 12th Street in Phoenix.

For more information on how to become a member of the Association and all of their concerts and events, visit For more information on Jepperson, visit

Information provided by Entertainment by Tom & Shondra.

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