Who Should Be Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame Next?

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  • Alijah Purdy
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    We are approaching that time of year where the Country Music Hall of Fame announces their list of the people that will be inducted into the Hall of Fame later in the year. Usually this announcement comes between the final two weeks of January to the end February.

    Usually they choose 1 singer, 1 musician, and 1 record producer.

    Who do you think should be inducted into the country music hall of fame next?

    Here is a list of singers who have been inducted since 1995:

    1995: Roger Miller
    1996: Buck Owens ; Ray Price
    1997: Brenda Lee
    1998: Elvis Presley ; Tammy Wynette
    1999: Dolly Parton ; Conway Twitty
    2000: Charley Pride
    2001: Bill Anderson ; The Everly Brothers ; Don Gibson ; Waylon Jennings
    2002: Porter Wagner
    2003: Carl Smith
    2004: Kris Kristofferson
    2005: Alabama ; Glen Campbell
    2006: George Strait
    2007: Vince Gill
    2008: Emmylou Harris ; The Statler Brothers
    2009: Barbara Mandrell
    2010: Don Williams
    2011: Reba McEntire
    2012: Garth Brooks

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    Alijah Purdy
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    FOR THE HALL’S CONSIDERATION:

    Kenny Rogers
    Hank Williams Jr.
    Tanya Tucker
    June Carter Cash
    Marty Stuart
    Brooks & Dunn
    The Judds
    The Oak Ridge Boys
    Ronnie Milsap
    Ricky Skaggs

    Or if they want to do what they did last year, and induct a more “popular” or “mainstream” artist in, they could go with Shania Twain. She’s been around just as long as Garth Brooks, is one of the most popular, most succesful, and highest selling women in country music. Plus, she is getting great reviews for her recent concerts in Vegas. I wouldn’t be surprised if she gets inducted this year. It definitely would be deserved.

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    circa 1993
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    My husssssssband James Otto 

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    James Otto Sweet Heart
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    FOR THE HALL’S CONSIDERATION:

    Kenny Rogers
    Hank Williams Jr.
    Tanya Tucker
    June Carter Cash
    Marty Stuart
    Brooks & Dunn
    The Judds
    The Oak Ridge Boys
    Ronnie Milsap
    Ricky Skaggs

    Or if they want to do what they did last year, and induct a more “popular” or “mainstream” artist in, they could go with Shania Twain. She’s been around just as long as Garth Brooks, is one of the most popular, most succesful, and highest selling women in country music. Plus, she is getting great reviews for her recent concerts in Vegas. I wouldn’t be surprised if she gets inducted this year. It definitely would be deserved.

    I’d love to see Tanya make it in there! (smiles)

    God bless you and her always!!!

    Holly (a fan of her since 1991)

    P.S. I am surprised that June Carter Cash is not in there yet!

    Go here to check out my most favorite singer James Otto!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiU81KIRZ_Q

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    Chris Beachum
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    I believe the rule is that a performer must be at least 50 years old.

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    Ray Charles is overdue for this. I think Kenny Rogers, Dottie West, Ronnie Milsap and Gram Parsons should all be in as well.

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    Steve
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    I believe the rule is that a performer must be at least 50 years old.

    Here is an article that explains the rules:

    Artists can be inducted in one of five categories. Each year, one inductee in the modern era category and another in the veterans era category are chosen. In addition, there’s a rotating category for recording and/or touring musician, songwriter and non-performer, with each one recognized every third year.An anonymous panel overseen by the Country Music Association selects the inductees.

    In the modern era category, a 2013 inductee would have become famous between 1968 and 1993. (The rules read: “Eligible 20 years after first achieving national prominence. Eligible in this category for 25 years.”) Brooks & Dunn, Alan Jackson, Ronnie Milsap and Ricky Skaggs are living eligible artists who have also won the CMA entertainer of the year award.

    John Denver and Charlie Rich are possibilities for posthumous induction in this category. Both are CMA entertainer of the year winners who approached the genre differently, yet adherence to traditional country isn’t necessarily part of the qualifications. The Hall of Fame leaves its definition of “outstanding contributions” to the format open to interpretation.

    As for more recent CMA entertainer of the year winners, Tim McGraw first reached the Top 10 in 1994 with “Indian Outlaw,” so he has to bide his time. Kenny Chesney and Shania Twain both scored their first big hits in 1995, thus will be eligible in 2015. The Dixie ChicksBrad PaisleyTaylor Swift and Keith Urban must wait even longer for consideration because they arrived on the scene later.

    Meanwhile, Toby Keith will be eligible in 2013 because “Should’ve Been a Cowboy” broke his career in 1993. Martina McBride also arrived that year with a Top 10 hit, “My Baby Loves Me,” along with Faith Hill and her No. 1 debut smash, “Wild One.”

    Looking farther back, Crystal Gaylethe Judds and Randy Travis are also eligible in the modern era category. Clint BlackMickey Gilley and Tanya Tucker are possibilities, too.

    In the veterans era category, an artist is eligible 45 years after achieving national prominence. For the class of 2013, that means popularity prior to 1968. Kenny Rogers and former CMA entertainer of the year Hank Williams Jr. could wind up in this spot over the next few years, as could Lynn Anderson,Bobby Bare and Jerry Lee Lewis. Posthumous possibilities over the next few years include Johnny HortonGram Parsons (who toured and recorded with the Byrds in 1968) and Dottie West.

    The recording and/or touring musician will be the next rotating category to be announced in 2013. Famed session guitarist Grady Martin and steel guitar legend Pete Drake are possibilities. The songwriter category, created in 2009, may welcome the likes of Jerry Chesnut, Dean Dillon, Bob McDill, Curly Putman or the late Hank Cochran in 2014. Looking ahead, the non-performer inductee in 2015 could potentially be music publisher Bob Beckham or producers Fred Foster and Tony Brown.

    Or maybe not.

     

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    Alijah Purdy
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    ^Thank you for that very informative article.

    I love people like Garth Brooks and Toby Keith, but there are alot of people that deserve to be inducted way before them. Randy Travis, Ronnie Milsap, Hank Williams Jr., Alan Jackson, Kenny Rogers, June Carter Cash, Tanya Tucker. Just to name a few.

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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Country Music Hall of Fame recognized pioneers who are responsible for the genre’s growing diversity by selecting its new class of Kenny Rogers, Bobby Bare and Jack Clement.

    The trio of trailblazing inductees attended a news conference Wednesday at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to announce the class of 2013.

    Each has made a significant impact on country music, making bold decisions that helped spread the genre beyond its traditional borders.

    With songs like “The Gambler,” ”Lucille” and the Lionel
    Richie-produced “Lady,” Rogers was both a pop music crossover and a pop
    culture sensation in the 1970s and ’80s. He starred in TV movies in the
    role of The Gambler, and with his trademark white hair and beard remains
    one of music’s most recognizable figures. He was inducted in the modern
    era category.

    “I tell you I came here one day with some friends of mine and walked
    around looking at these plaques,” Rogers, 74, said during his speech,
    “and this is truly rarified air in here.”

    Rogers started in a jazz band, moved on to folk and a had a hit with
    “Just Checked In (to See What Condition My Condition Is In)” with The
    First Edition before he arrived at country already well past the age
    when today’s aspirants are shown the door.

    He helped push country into pop territory “for better or worse,” he joked in an interview after the induction ceremony.

    “It’s just been a wonderful life for me,” Rogers said, “and I think
    what I’d like to believe I did, which is what the new generation is
    doing, is bring a lot of people to country music who wouldn’t have
    listened to it otherwise.”

    “Cowboy” Jack Clement began as an
    artist, but made his biggest contributions as a producer with historic
    instincts. He played a crucial role in the history of rock ‘n’ roll,
    working as a producer and engineer at Sun Records during an era when
    acts like Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley changed the way we listen to music.

    He produced Cash’s iconic “Ring of Fire,” adding the mariachi horns
    that became the song’s signature. He sent Jerry Lee Lewis away, his
    daughter said in an acceptance speech that she read for her father,
    because he was singing the songs of others. He instructed the future
    rock ‘n’ roll legend to find his own sound before he came back.

    And he continued to shake things up once he moved to Nashville. Bill
    Anderson, a hall of famer who hosted the news conference, noted Clement
    had the “foresight and fortitude” to produce a young Charley Pride, a
    black artist who defied country stereotypes to become a platinum-selling
    sensation.

    Clement, 82, joined Cash, Pride and Presley in the hall of fame Wednesday, entering in the non-performer category.

    And Bare, inducted in the veterans era category, charted his own path after being signed by Chet Atkins.
    Once a roommate of Willie Nelson, he emulated the freethinking outlaw
    movement, though never actually joined it, by inspiring his
    contemporaries to move freely from country to pop and rock, and back
    again.

    And like his good friend Waylon Jennings, he dabbled in folk,
    bringing that sensibility to Nashville from California where he met and
    was signed by Chet Atkins, whose plaque also hangs at the hall of fame.

    “Did I do that?” Bare, 78, joked after hearing his biography read.

    Rogers, Bare and Clement will be formally inducted in a ceremony later this year.

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    Alijah Purdy
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    FINALLY!!!! I was beginning to wonder if they would ever induct Kenny Rogers into the hall. So glad his time has finally come!!!

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    Alijah Purdy
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    Time to bring this discussion back up. They should be announcing inductees soon.

    Some Artists to Consider:

    Hank Williams Jr.
    Tanya Tucker
    Alan Jackson
    Crystal Gayle
    Lynn Anderson
    Randy Travis
    Ronnie Milsap
    Brooks & Dunn
    The Oak Ridge Boys
    The Judds
    Ray Charles
    June Carter Cash
    Toby Keith
    Martina McBride
    Faith Hill
    Lee Greenwood

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    Chris Beachum
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    According to an article I read recently, Ronnie Milsap seems to be gaining a lot of strength as the older inductee.

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    OnTheAisle
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    I think Alison Krauss is quite deserving.

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    Alijah Purdy
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    I didn’t even think of Allison Krauss. I agree she is very deserving, but I doubt she gets inducted anytime soon. There are other much more deserving artists that have yet to be inducted. Tanya Tucker, Ronnie Milsap, Alan Jackson, Hank Williams Jr., etc.

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    James Otto Sweet Heart
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    I think Alison Krauss is quite deserving.

    Amen to this, but has she been around long enough to even be considered?

    God bless you and her always!!!

    Holly (a fan of Alison for 20 years now)

    P.S. Her first album named Too Late To Cry is 27 years old now.

    Go here to check out my most favorite singer James Otto!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiU81KIRZ_Q

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