CMA Celebrates the Induction of the Newest Country Music Hall of Fame Members

CMA Celebrates the Induction of the Newest Country Music Hall of Fame Members

NASHVILLE –Jim Ed Brown and The Browns, Grady Martin, and The Oak Ridge Boys were officially inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame Sunday night during the annual Medallion Ceremony at the CMA Theater at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in downtown Nashville. 

Jim Ed Brown and siblings Bonnie and Maxine were inducted in the “Veterans Era Artist” category, while The Oak Ridge Boys (Duane Allen, Joe Bonsall, William Lee Golden, and Richard Sterban) were inducted in the “Modern Era Artist” category. Martin was inducted in the “Recording and/or Touring Musician Active Prior to 1980” category, which is awarded every third year in a rotation with the “Non-Performer” and “Songwriter” categories.

The memorable evening included musical tributes to each inductee with performances by Mandy Barnett, Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks, Duane Eddy, Vince Gill, Jeff Hanna, Carolyn Martin, Martin Family Circus, Buddy Miller, Chris Scruggs, Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives, The Isaacs, Pete Wade, and Trisha Yearwood.

The new inductees increase membership in the coveted Country Music Hall of Fame from 124 to 127 members.         

CMA created the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1961 to recognize noteworthy individuals for their outstanding contributions to the format with Country Music’s highest honor.