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1. Induct Jerry Lee Lewis into the Country Music Hall of Fame

Jerry Lee Lewis, equal in stature to the all time greats, Jimmie Rodgers, Al Jolson, and Hank Williams, and truly deserving of the title "Greatest Living American Song Stylist", is long overdue for induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

The Ameripolitan Music Awards, a grassroots movement, has created this online petition to let the Country Music Association know that Jerry Lee Lewis has one of the most loyal fan bases of any country artist in history, and together we have the opportunity to influence the nominating committee and voting members of the CMA.

We are aware that Jerry Lee already has many advocates within the CMA and the Country Music Hall of Fame, and they need our help to make a strong case for his inclusion on the ballot.

Though he is one of the most successful recording artists of all time, having 54 albums and 77 singles (12 of them being #1), statistics alone cannot describe the unique contribution to country music by Jerry Lee Lewis. Beginning with his first single "Crazy Arms" in 1956, to his million seller "You Win Again" 1957, and through his string of classic country hits in the late 60s and 70s, Jerry Lee has defined and redefined what country music is,

2. Sam Phillips United States Postage Stamp

To: Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee
Stamp Development
US Postal Service
1735 North Lynn St Room 5013
Arlington VA 22209-6432

Sam Phillips, the Father of Rock’n’Roll, single handedly changed the world of music and radio. He was also an early activist for Civil Rights not only for black people, but for women and the poor white people of this country.

Born Samuel Cornelius Phillips on January 5, 1923 in Florence, Alabama, he was inspired in his hometown to become the person to make a difference in people’s lives.

Opening his Memphis Recording Service in January 1951, Sam discovered, recorded and nurtured the careers of some of the best, including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, B.B. King, Little Milton, Carl Perkins, Charlie Rich, Roy Orbison and Jerry Lee Lewis. In 1955 he opened the first all-girl radio station in the nation known as ‘WHER’, and whose motto was “1,000 Beautiful Watts”.

Sam Phillips accomplished so many revolutionary things in his lifetime which changed our world today. His influences still run deep in the hearts of millions, and he continues to inspire young and upcoming singers, songwriters and musicians worldwide. Sam died on July 30, 2003 aged 80. He was a proud member of the Alabama Music Hall of Fame, Blues Hall of Fame, Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame, Country Music Hall of Fame and Rockabilly Hall of Fame.