Poison frontman Bret Michaels to be inducted in Central Pennsylvania Music Hall of Fame

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Poison frontman Bret Michaels to be inducted in Central Pennsylvania Music Hall of Fame

Pennsylvania, USA native Bret Michaels will be getting personally inducted in the Central Pennsylvania Music Hall of Fame this upcoming fall. Michaels was born in Butler, Pennsylvania, USA on March 15, 1963. He grew up in the town of Mechanicsburg in the state of Pennsylvania and attended high school there. Michaels rose to fame with the band Poison who according to Wikipedia, sold more than 50 million records worldwide, had six Top 10 singles and one number one hit with “Every Rose Has Its Thorn.”

The following press release was posted in part on Central Pennsylvania Music Hall of Fame‘s Facebook page on July 12, 2022:

“The Central Pennsylvania Music Hall of Fame (CPMHOF), in conjunction with Michaels Entertainment Group, is proud to announce the inclusion of legendary Central Pennsylvania native and iconic entertainer, philanthropist and entrepreneur Bret Michaels as an individual inductee.

Brandon Valentine (President & Founder of the CPMHOF) states, “As a non-profit organization focused on music education for the local youth, the CPMHOF is honored to recognize Bret Michaels in a positive light. Bret has always held a special place in the hearts of Central Pennsylvanians, and this fall, he’ll officially be immortalized in our local Hall of Fame.”

Michaels, who will play Hersheypark Stadium tonight with his bandmates in Poison as part of his summer Stadium Tour, will return in the Fall to personally accept this great honor.

Said Michaels about being inducted and tonight’s show, “Being born and bred in Pennsylvania, I am proud to be inducted as an individual into the Central Pennsylvania Music Hall of Fame, with Poison also having also been inducted on the first-ever ballot. I am beyond excited to be playing Hersheypark Stadium this evening. Come rain or shine, it’s going to be a party and the people of Pennsylvania always rock my world.”

Born in Butler and raised in Mechanicsburg, Michaels and his sisters Michele and Nicole, were part of a family that were fixtures in the Central Pennsylvania community, with their father, a veteran, posted at the Mechanicsburg Naval Supply Depot and their mother at White Hill Correction Facilities. He has long spoken of his love for the state, the sports teams and its people – his fellow ‘yinzers.’

“As the son of a veteran, my mother and father taught me the importance of hard work through a blue collar Pennsylvania upbringing,” Michaels added. “I was raised with an unbroken fighting spirit who never gives up in the pursuit of making dreams a reality. If you don’t bet on yourself, nobody else will.”

The Hall of Fame sought to acknowledge Michaels for his extraordinary individual merits and achievements as a solo musician, singer/songwriter in addition to his outstanding accomplishments as a reality TV producer & star, and an entrepreneur who won Celebrity Apprentice and partnered with brands such as PetSmart, Overstock and The Dr. Pepper Snapple Group to name a few. His achievements as a type 1 diabetic go far beyond just the music, though, as he helped to pass a state bill in the California Senate for education and affordable medicine for diabetics. He also has a career-long dedication to giving back through his Life Rocks Foundation, which saw him twice recognized as the Humanitarian of the Year and also as a World College Radio Ambassador.

Michaels will return to the area for his solo, record-setting “Nothing But A Good Vibe/Parti-Gras Tour” and official acceptance of the induction.

For more information and the latest updates, visit www.BretMichaels.com.