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Camey Doucet
Inducted on August 14, 2010

Camey Doucet Camey Joseph Doucet was born on April 4, 1939 in Crowley, Louisiana. He served in the Army for two years then returned to Crowley where he met his wife Deanna. He joined his first band “Big Brother” and began working at 1560 AM KAJUN, later created a Cajun band called “Cambey Doucet, Wayne Toups) and the Crowley Aces” and then later organized “Camey Doucet, Jimmy Thibodeaux et Musique.” He was hired by Sam Walteron to perform at all openings of South Louisiana’s Wal-Mart stores. He worked for KSIG for 13 years before moving to Beaumont to take over the late Johnnie Janot’s position at KLVI. Doucet came back to KSIG for a few more years then began working at KROF where he has been employed for the past 23 years.

Doucet won Contemporary Cajun Artist of the Year for "One Day at a Time" in 1986. In 1991 he was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame, In 1997 won CFMA Cajun Music Hall of Fame, In 1990 CFMA's Le Cajun Award in and another CFMA award for promoting Cajun music and culture in 2001. In 1995 He was also inducted into the Lakes Charles CFMA chapter Cajun Music Hall of Fame and is on the Wall of Fame at Fred's Lounge for a lifetime of Cajun music excellence. One of his songs "The Buffalo Song" made a national debut on the television show "Jake and Fat Man", but he is best known for "Mom I'm Still Your Little Boy" recorded at Floyd Soileau's studio in Ville Platte. He has recorded five albums and several 45's in Cajun, Rock, Country and Gospel music.

Over the years Doucet has performed with many well-known artists such as George Jones, Joel Sonnier, Clint West, Wayne Toups, “Happy Fats”, Doug Kershaw, Cedric Benoit and Amadeé Breaux. Doucet appears on the World Wide Web at 960thegator.com and on the radio at AM 960 Tuesday thru Sunday. Where he also has a gospel program "Flight to Heaven".

The Doucets live in Lafayette and have two children. Their son Mark is married to Stacie Duplantis from Rayne and have Quintuplets, Hannah, Hailey, Harley, Hunter and Haven. Their Daughter Nancy is married to Mark Leger from Crowley and they have two children, Kelsey and Dylan.

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