CASHBOX Magazine has a rich history dating back to the 1940's. As you can imagine thousands of artists have passed through our doors. You can see them in our archivepages. We realized that for various reasons many deserving artists quickly became a thing of the past and have long been forgotten. Others have continued to stay in the mainstream to this day. With the New CASHBOX Hall Of Fame we are going to level the playing field and awards will be presented based on strict criteria by industry veterans.
Initially we will present awards for those still alive from the 30's forward. We will also induct four posthumous awards each month. Inductees will be chosen by industry professionals at CASHBOX and Record World Magazine as well as outside music veterans who have been instrumental in driving this initiative.
Our goal is simple. Give recognition that is earned, not bought while creating a music ecosystem that is genre based and NOT a melting pot of other Hall of Fame collections. It will be accurate, consistent and we will also reach out to the public for their input and suggestions.
We believe that this interactive approach will build excitement and recognition around the world.
Jason Warner and deMarco DeCiccio are the kind of guys who finish each other's sentences - literally. The partners in song and in life have spent the past decade building a career as contemporary Christian and pop artists, in Houston and beyond. (They've been a couple just as long, too.) There have been charting hits, a feature-length documentary and nonstop touring. But until recently, the duo thought they were done with cross-country dates. "We got tired of the road," Warner says. "We just got to a point where," DeCiccio adds before they finish the thought together without missing a beat."We wanted something more."That something more was fraternal twins Mason and Noah, born in May 2011 via surrogacy. DeCiccio is Mason's biological father, and Warner is Noah's biological father. Each parent legally adopted the other child."It was really the most ideal dream we could have had," Warner says. "They're so both our children. There's no concept of one's his and one's mine. When I look at Mason, there's no separation. That little boy is just as much my son as Noah is."Texas does not recognize same-sex adoptions but does allow for second-parent adoption. Warner has written a book, "The Journey of Same Sex Surrogacy," due this fall, that chronicles their experience. "We use to be 'the boys.' Now they're the boys. They don't care about us anymore," DeCiccio says with a smile. "'How are the boys? Gifts for the boys. We like that."