On October 20 the Country Music Hall of Fame inducted the newest class of Hall of Fame members in a performance filled gala in Nashville.
Reba McEntire, Luke Bryan, Trisha Yearwood, Ricky Skaggs, Marty Stuart and Travis Tritt all performed at the gala event.
Brooks and Dunn, Ray Stevens, and Jerry Bradley will all see their plaques added to the list of Hall of Fame members that line the rotunda of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
The bestselling country duo of all time, Brooks & Dunn, joined the Country Music Hall of Fame alongside comedian and singer Ray Stevens and record executive Jerry Bradley on Sunday evening, in a star-filled ceremony full of tributes to their lasting legacies.
With 20 number one hit songs, two Grammy Awards, 19 Country Music Association Awards, and 25 Academy of Country Music Awards; Brooks and Dunn are the bestselling and most awarded duo in Country music history.
Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn began their musical careers as solo artists but became an instant success when they joined forces.
Comedic singer and entertainer Ray Stevens has been making audiences laugh and sing along with his comedic songs for over 50 years. The Grammy Award winning artist has filled the airwaves with songs like “The Streak”, “The Mississippi Squirrel”, and “Ahab the Arab”.
In the non performer category, record executive Jerry Bradley becomes the latest member of the Bradley family to join the Hall of Fame. He follows in the footsteps of producer father Owen and guitar playing uncle Harold. Bradley is responsible for seeing the careers of Alabama, Ronnie Milsap, Dolly Parton, and Charley Pride flourish.
photos courtesy of the Country Music Hall of Fame