The Country Music Association Hosts Hall of Fame Inductees Jerry Bradley, Brooks & Dunn and Ray Stevens During 16th Annual CMA Artist Luncheon

The Country Music Association Hosts Hall of Fame Inductees  Jerry Bradley, Brooks & Dunn and Ray Stevens  During 16th Annual CMA Artist Luncheon

The Country Music Association hosted its 16th Annual Artist Luncheon featuring a panel of the Country Music Hall of Fame Class of 2019 inductees – Jerry Bradley, Brooks & Dunn and
Ray Stevens. Artist members of the trade association were invited to hear first-hand about each inductee’s journey to icon status and their specific role in making Country Music history. The panel was hosted by WSM radio personality Bill Cody at Stevens’ CabaRay Showroom in Nashville.

In addition to getting an insider’s perspective from the panel of industry legends, Artist members enjoyed lunch together and networked with members of the Country Music Hall of Fame along with other industry colleagues.

Bradley will be 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 are being inducted in the “Modern Era Artist” category, and Stevens will be inducted in the “Veterans Era Artist” category.

A formal induction ceremony will take place at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum in the CMA Theater in October. 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.

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.

The CMA Artist Luncheon & 2019 Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees Panel at CabaRay in Nashville, TN on Monday, September 16, 2019. Inductee panelists included Ray Stevens (Veterans Era Artist), Brooks & Dunn (Modern Era Artist) and Jerry Bradley (Non-Performer Category) with moderator Bill Cody.
L-R: Bill Cody (WSM Radio personality), Ray Stevens, Jerry Bradley, Ronnie Dunn, Kix Brooks, Sarah Trahern (CMA Chief Executive Officer) and Jody Williams (BMI Vice President, Creative, Nashville and CMA Board Chairman) gather before the 16th Annual CMA Artist Luncheon at CabaRay Showroom in Nashville. Photo credit: Donn Jones/CMA
The CMA Artist Luncheon & 2019 Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees Panel at CabaRay in Nashville, TN on Monday, September 16, 2019. Inductee panelists included Ray Stevens (Veterans Era Artist), Brooks & Dunn (Modern Era Artist) and Jerry Bradley (Non-Performer Category) with moderator Bill Cody.