Reba McEntire will announce the 2019 Country Music Hall of Fame inductees on Monday, March 18. Which two country superstars will be selected this year for an induction ceremony slated for next October?
The criteria is pretty simple to get in but it’s an exclusive group since only 2-3 people are inducted each year. One person will be from the Modern Era category (an artist who came to prominence at least 20 years ago). Another will be from the Veterans Era (an artist who came to prominence at least 45 years ago). A third inductee would be a non-performer, songwriter or musician (since this one rotates, it will be a non-performer such as an executive or industry writer for 2019). The artists chosen last year were Ricky Skaggs (modern), Dottie West (veterans) and Johnny Gimble (musician).
McEntire herself was already inducted in 2011. Other recent inductees have included Garth Brooks, Roy Clark, Charlie Daniels, Alan Jackson, Barbara Mandrell, Ronnie Milsap, Oak Ridge Boys, Kenny Rogers and Randy Travis.
So, who are the most likely candidates to be chosen in 2019?
MODERN ERA FRONT RUNNERS:
Brooks & Dunn
Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers
MODERN ERA POSSIBLES:
VETERANS ERA FRONT RUNNERS:
Jerry Lee Lewis
Hank Williams, Jr.
VETERANS ERA POSSIBLES:
June Carter Cash
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