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The Country Music Hall of Fame

Who's in the Country Music Hall of Fame?

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The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville

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It's the ultimate dream of any country musician: getting into the Country Music Hall of Fame. The lifetime award honors both legendary singers like Hank Williams and George Jones as well as lesser known but equally important background players including pianist Hargus "Pig" Robbins and songwriter Bobby Braddock.

History

In 1961, the Hall of Fame was launched in a less than lavish setting: the Tennessee State Museum, where commemorative plaques of members were put on public display. In 1967, the awards got a permanent home on Music Row at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

New Building

In 2001, after decades of service, the Hall of Fame was given a $37 million facelift. Located just blocks from the honky-tonks and buskers of Lower Broadway, the new Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum became a Nashville landmark with its flamboyant, piano-inspired architecture. The plaques were now displayed in the institution's famed rotunda.

Complete List of Hall-of-Fame Members

    2013 (announced)
  • Bobby Bare - singer and songwriter
  • Kenny Rogers - singer
  • Cowboy Jack Clement - songwriter and industry figure

    2010
  • Don Williams - singer and songwriter
  • Jimmy Dean - singer
  • Ferlin Husky - singer
  • Billy Sherrill - producer and music arranger

    2009
  • Roy Clark - singer
  • Barbara Mandrell - singer
  • Charlie McCoy - harmonica player, session musician

    2006
  • George Strait - singer, songwriter
  • Harold Bradley - guitarist
  • Sonny James - singer and songwriter

    2003
  • Floyd Cramer - pianist
  • Carl Smith - singer

    2002
  • Porter Wagoner - singer
  • Bill Carlisle - singer, guitarist, comedian

    2001
  • Waylon Jennings - singer and songwriter
  • The Louvin Brothers - performers
  • Webb Pierce - singer
  • Everly Brothers - singers and songwriters
  • Don Gibson - singer and songwriter
  • Sam Phillips- producer and DJ
  • Delmore Brothers - performers
  • Bill Anderson - singer, songwriter, and TV host
  • Homer and Jethro - performers, radio personalities
  • Don Law - music exec and producer
  • Ken Nelson - producer
  • The Jordanaires - vocal group, backup singers

    2000
  • Charley Pride - singer
  • Faron Young - singer

    1999
  • Dolly Parton - singer and songwriter
  • Conway Twitty - singer and songwriter
  • Johnny Bond - singer

    1997
  • Brenda Lee - singer
  • Harlan Howard - songwriter
  • Cindy Walker - songwriter

    1996
  • Buck Owens - singer
  • Ray Price - singer and songwriter
  • Patsy Montana - singer and songwriter

    1995
  • Roger Miller - singer and songwriter
  • Jo Walker-Meador - industry figure

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