Chris Daniels, an assistant professor in the CU Denver College of Arts and Media (CAM) and the area head for the music business program, recently was inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame. He and Judy Collins were members of the fourth class of inductees and joined the group that already includes John Denver and legendary music promoter Barry Fey.
Daniels’ fame includes his continuing performing career with Chris Daniels and the Kings.
He began teaching music business at CU Denver in 2007 and is the first educator included in the Colorado Music Hall of Fame. G. Brown, the hall of fame’s director, said Daniels’ dual role of musician and teacher made him the perfect inductee. “Chris is an outstanding musician but a huge part of his legacy is his work as an educator,” Brown explained. “That’s why we’re inducting him now.”