CMA ANNOUNCES JERRY BRADLEY, BROOKS & DUNN, RAY STEVENS AS COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2019

CMA ANNOUNCES JERRY BRADLEY, BROOKS & DUNN, RAY STEVENS AS COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2019

The Country Music Association held a press conference this morning to announce the 2019 inductees into the Country Music Hall of FameJerry Bradley, Brooks & Dunn and Ray Stevens.

Bradley was inducted in the “Non-Performer” category, which is awarded every third year in rotation with the “Recording and/or Touring Musician” and “Songwriter” categories. Brooks & Dunn were inducted in the “Modern Era Artist” category, and Stevens was inducted in the “Veterans Era Artist” category.

A formal induction ceremony for Bradley, Brooks & Dunn and Stevens will take place at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum in the CMA Theater later this year. Since 2007, the Museum’s Medallion Ceremony, an annual reunion of the Hall of Fame membership, has served as the official rite of induction for new members.

The press conference was hosted by WSM radio personality Bill Cody. The announcement was made in the rotunda of the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum in Nashville and livestreamed on CMA’s YouTube channel. Media assets are available for download at CMApress.com.

Ray Stevens, Jerry Bradley, Ronnie Dunn and Kix Brooks of Brooks & Dunn join the Country Music Hall of Fame class of 2019. Photo credit: Donn Jones/CMA
Jerry Bradley, Brooks & Dunn and Ray Stevens are announced as the Country Music Hall of Fame class of 2019, posing alongside Country Music Hall of Fame members and CMA Board members. Photo credit: Donn Jones/CMA
Jerry Bradley joins the Country Music Hall of Fame class of 2019 in the Non-Performer category. Photo credit: Donn Jones/CMA
Brooks & Dunn joins the Country Music Hall of Fame class of 2019 in the Modern Era Artist category. Photo credit: Donn Jones/CMA
Ray Stevens joins the Country Music Hall of Fame class of 2019 in the Veterans Era Artist category. Photo credit: Donn Jones/CMA