Trigger Random Notes Comments. At about this time, a secret committee commissioned by the CMA is going over their final ballots and whittling down the names to the few who will make it. The names of the eventual inductees will be revealed likely in late March in a press conference that will be held in the Hall of Fame rotunda in Nashville. Unlike other Halls of Fame, the Country Music Hall of Fame tries to keep the institution distinguished by letting only a few names in each year.
Brooks & Dunn: Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn team up in 1991
Hits such as "Red Dirt Road," "Boot Scootin' Boogie" and "Only in America" are just some of the songs that have earned the duo more than 80 industry awards and recognition as one of country music's most legendary pairs. He and Brooks exchanged a high five before Dunn ceded the mic to Brooks. For both members of the superstar duo, it was difficult to fathom such a huge honor. Country and comedy artist Stevens is being inducted in the Veterans Era category in
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After recording a solo album and writing a No. In , more than 20 years after they first started working together, Brooks and Dunn abruptly called it quits but headed out on one last world tour. The duo put aside their differences in to reunite for a concert residency in Las Vegas alongside Reba McEntire. Before he became one of the most influential industry figures in Nashville, Jerry Bradley was assistant to his legendary predecessor, Chet Atkins, who helmed RCA Records. Bradley was all but destined to be in the Country Music Hall of Fame. Bradley continued to show a keen eye for talent when he signed then-unknown and now iconic country group Alabama to RCA Records in
Each inductee received a medallion and a plaque that will be placed inside the Hall of Fame rotunda. Brooks' flamboyant nature and guitar playing served as the perfect counterpoint to Dunn's stellar singing and more understated personality. They took a break in , but reunited in the studio nearly a decade later to release new duet versions of their hits with today's country stars in an album called "Reboot. Brooks has often said he never understood why they made such a good pair, but it happened immediately.