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The rotunda of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee.

This is a list of the 152 inductees to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, as of 2023, counting groups as a single inductee. Of these, 16 inductions are solo female performers, and 1 induction is a female duet.

To date, Roy Rogers is the only artist to have been inducted twice: first in 1980 as a member of the Sons of the Pioneers and again in 1988 as a solo artist. The induction of Harold Bradley in 2006 marked the first time two members of the same family were inducted into the Hall individually, following his brother Owen Bradley, who was inducted as part of the class of 1974. Owen's son Jerry was subsequently inducted in 2019. Hank Williams (inducted 1961), and his son Hank Williams Jr. (inducted 2020) are the only other family to have multiple separate inductees. To date, seven groups have been inducted that include members of the same family: Maybelle and Sara Carter of the Carter Family (cousins), the Delmore, Everly and Louvin Brothers, Harold and Don Reid of the Statler Brothers, The Browns (siblings), and The Judds (mother and daughter). In addition, the Hall also includes one married couple who were inducted together: Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, and two couples who were inducted for their individual achievements: former husband and wife George Jones (inducted 1992) and Tammy Wynette (inducted 1998), and currently married couple Connie Smith (inducted 2015), and Marty Stuart (inducted 2020).

Sixteen members of the Country Music Hall of Fame are also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

1960s

Inductees in the 1960s
Image Inductee Year Birth date Death date Notes
Jimmie Rodgers 1961 September 8, 1897 May 26, 1933 Singer-songwriter and musician
Fred Rose 1961 August 24, 1898 December 1, 1954 Songwriter and music publisher
Hank Williams 1961 September 17, 1923 January 1, 1953 Singer-songwriter
Roy Acuff 1962 September 15, 1903 November 23, 1992 Singer-songwriter and music publisher. The first living inductee.
Tex Ritter 1964 January 12, 1905 January 2, 1974 Singer and actor
Ernest Tubb 1965 February 9, 1914 September 6, 1984 Singer-songwriter
Eddy Arnold 1966 May 15, 1918 May 8, 2008 Singer-songwriter, actor and TV host
James R. "Jim" Denny 1966 February 28, 1911 August 27, 1963 Music executive
George D. Hay 1966 November 9, 1895 May 8, 1968 Inventor and promoter
Uncle Dave Macon 1966 October 7, 1870 March 22, 1952 Entertainer and musician
Red Foley 1967 June 17, 1910 September 19, 1968 Singer, musician, actor, radio and TV Host
J.L. (Joe) Frank 1967 April 15, 1900 May 4, 1952 Music executive
Jim Reeves 1963 Jim Reeves 1967 August 20, 1923 July 31, 1964 Singer, songwriter, actor, TV & radio Personality, disc jockey, pioneer of the Nashville sound
Stephen H. Sholes 1967 February 12, 1911 April 22, 1968 Music executive
Bob Wills 1968 March 6, 1905 May 13, 1975 Musician and songwriter
Gene Autry 1969 September 29, 1907 October 2, 1998 Singer and actor

1970s

Inductees in the 1970s
Image Inductee Year Birth date Death date Notes
The Carter Family 1970 A. P. Carter (December 15, 1891)
Sara Carter (July 21, 1898)
Maybelle Carter (May 10, 1909)
A. P. (November 7, 1960)
Sara (January 8, 1979)
Maybelle (October 23, 1978)
Singers
Bill Monroe 1970 September 13, 1911 September 9, 1996 Singer and pioneer of Bluegrass music (shown left in the photo)
Art Satherley 1971 October 19, 1889 February 10, 1986 Music executive. First non-American inducted.
Jimmie Davis 1972 September 11, 1899 November 5, 2000 Singer-songwriter, governor of Louisiana
Chet Atkins 1973 June 20, 1924 June 30, 2001 Musician and record producer
Patsy Cline 1973 September 8, 1932 March 5, 1963 Singer
Owen Bradley 1974 October 21, 1915 January 7, 1998 Record producer
Pee Wee King 1974 February 18, 1914 March 7, 2000 Singer-songwriter
Minnie Pearl 1975 October 25, 1912 March 4, 1996 Comedian
Paul Cohen 1976 November 10, 1908 April 1, 1970 Record producer
Kitty Wells 1976 August 30, 1919 July 16, 2012 Singer
Merle Travis 1977 November 29, 1917 October 20, 1983 Musician and songwriter
Grandpa Jones 1978 October 20, 1913 February 19, 1998 Musician and comedian
Hubert Long 1979 December 3, 1923 September 7, 1972 Music executive
Hank Snow 1979 May 9, 1914 December 20, 1999 Singer-Songwriter. First non-American performer inducted as of 2023.

1980s

Inductees in the 1980s
Image Inductee Year Birth date Death date Notes
Johnny Cash 1980 February 26, 1932 September 12, 2003 Singer-songwriter and TV personality
Connie B. Gay 1980 August 22, 1914 December 3, 1989 Music executive
Sons of the Pioneers 1980 Roy Rogers (November 5, 1911)
Bob Nolan (April 1, 1908)
Lloyd Perryman (January 29, 1917)
Tim Spencer (July 13, 1908)
Hugh Farr (December 6, 1903)
Karl Farr (April 29, 1909)
Rogers (July 6, 1998)
Nolan (June 16, 1980)
Perryman (May 31, 1977)
Spencer (April 26, 1974)
H. Farr (March 17, 1980)
K. Farr (September 20, 1961)
Singers. Rogers was later inducted as a solo artist in 1988, which made him the only person inducted twice. Nolan is most recent non-American performer in the Hall of Fame (Canadian born)
Vernon Dalhart 1981 April 6, 1883 September 14, 1948 Singer
Grant Turner 1981 May 17, 1912 October 19, 1991 Announcer
Lefty Frizzell 1982 March 31, 1928 July 19, 1975 Singer-songwriter
Roy Horton 1982 November 5, 1914 September 23, 2003 Music executive
Marty Robbins 1982 September 26, 1925 December 8, 1982 Singer-songwriter
Little Jimmy Dickens 1983 December 19, 1920 January 2, 2015 Singer
Ralph Peer 1984 May 22, 1892 January 19, 1960 Music executive
Floyd Tillman 1984 December 8, 1914 August 22, 2003 Singer-songwriter
Flatt and Scruggs 1985 Lester Flatt (June 19, 1914)
Earl Scruggs (January 6, 1924)
Flatt (May 11, 1979)
Scruggs (March 28, 2012)
Singers, musicians
The Duke of Paducah (Whitey Ford) 1986 May 12, 1901 June 20, 1986 Entertainer
Wesley Rose 1986 February 11, 1918 April 26, 1990 Music executive
Rod Brasfield 1987 August 22, 1910 September 12, 1958 Comedian
Loretta Lynn 1988 April 14, 1932 October 4, 2022 Singer-songwriter
Roy Rogers 1988 November 5, 1911 July 6, 1998 Singer and celebrity. Only person inducted twice. Previously inducted with Sons of the Pioneers in 1980.
Jack Stapp 1989 December 8, 1912 December 20, 1980 Music executive
Cliffie Stone 1989 March 1, 1917 January 17, 1998 Music executive
Hank Thompson 1989 September 3, 1925 November 6, 2007 Singer-songwriter

1990s

Inductees in the 1990s
Image Inductee Year Birth date Death date Notes
Tennessee Ernie Ford 1990 February 13, 1919 October 17, 1991 Singer, cross-genre personality
Felice and Boudleaux Bryant 1991 Boudleaux (February 13, 1920)
Felice (August 7, 1925)
Boudleaux (June 25, 1987)
Felice (April 22, 2003)
Songwriters
George Jones 1992 September 12, 1931 April 26, 2013 Singer-songwriter
Frances Preston 1992 August 27, 1934 June 13, 2012 Music executive
Willie Nelson 1993 April 29, 1933 Singer-songwriter, actor
Merle Haggard 1994 April 6, 1937 April 6, 2016 Singer-songwriter
Roger Miller 1995 January 2, 1936 October 25, 1992 Singer-Songwriter and Cross-genre personality
Jo Walker-Meador 1995 February 16, 1924 August 16, 2017 Music executive
Patsy Montana 1996 October 30, 1908 May 3, 1996 Singer
Buck Owens 1996 August 12, 1929 March 25, 2006 Singer-Songwriter, TV Personality
Ray Price 1996 January 12, 1926 December 16, 2013 Singer
Harlan Howard 1997 September 8, 1927 March 3, 2002 Songwriter
Brenda Lee 1997 December 11, 1944 Singer and cross-genre personality
Cindy Walker 1997 July 20, 1918 March 23, 2006 Songwriter
George Morgan 1998 June 28, 1924 July 7, 1975 Singer
Elvis Presley 1998 January 8, 1935 August 16, 1977 Singer and cross-genre personality
E.W. "Bud" Wendell 1998 August 17, 1927 Music executive
Tammy Wynette 1998 May 5, 1942 April 6, 1998 Singer-Songwriter
Johnny Bond 1999 June 1, 1915 June 12, 1978 Singer-songwriter, comedian, actor, Radio Personality, author
Dolly Parton 1999 January 19, 1946 Singer-songwriter, cross-genre personality, businesswoman, TV personality, author, philanthropist, and actress
Conway Twitty 1999 September 1, 1933 June 5, 1993 Singer-songwriter

2000s

Inductees in the 2000s
Image Inductee Year Birth date Death date Notes
Charley Pride 2000 March 18, 1934 December 12, 2020 Singer
Faron Young 2000 February 25, 1932 December 10, 1996 Singer
Bill Anderson 2001 November 1, 1937 Singer-songwriter
The Delmore Brothers 2001 Alton (December 25, 1908)
Rabon (December 3, 1916)
Alton (June 9, 1964)
Rabon (December 4, 1952)
Singers
The Everly Brothers 2001 Don (February 1, 1937)
Phil (January 19, 1939)
Don (August 21, 2021)
Phil (January 3, 2014)
Singers and cross-genre personalities
Don Gibson 2001 April 3, 1928 November 17, 2003 Singer-songwriter
Homer and Jethro 2001 Henry D. "Homer" Haynes (July 27, 1920)
Kenneth C. "Jethro" Burns (March 10, 1920)
Homer (August 7, 1971)
Jethro (February 4, 1989)
Singers and comedians
Waylon Jennings 2001 June 15, 1937 February 13, 2002 Singer-songwriter and outlaw country pioneer
The Jordanaires 2001 Gordon Stoker (August 3, 1924)
Neal Matthews Jr. (October 26, 1929)
Hoyt Hawkins (March 31, 1927)
Ray Walker (March 16, 1934)
Stoker (March 27, 2013)
Matthews (April 21, 2000)
Hawkins (October 27, 1982)
Singers and backing vocalists
Don Law 2001 February 24, 1902 December 20, 1982 Music executive. Last non-American born inductee.
The Louvin Brothers 2001 Ira Louvin (April 21, 1924)
Charlie Louvin (July 7, 1927)
Ira (June 20, 1965)
Charlie (January 26, 2011)
Singers and songwriters
Ken Nelson 2001 January 19, 1911 January 6, 2008 Record producer
Sam Phillips 2001 January 5, 1923 July 30, 2003 Record producer
Webb Pierce 2001 August 8, 1921 February 24, 1991 Singer-Songwriter
Bill Carlisle 2002 December 19, 1908 March 17, 2003 Singer
Porter Wagoner 2002 August 12, 1927 October 28, 2007 Singer-songwriter and TV personality
Floyd Cramer 2003 October 27, 1933 December 31, 1997 Musician
Carl Smith 2003 March 15, 1927 January 16, 2010 Singer
Jim Foglesong 2004 July 26, 1922 July 9, 2013 Music executive
Kris Kristofferson 2004 June 22, 1936 Singer-songwriter, actor
Alabama 2005 Randy Owen (December 13, 1949)
Jeff Cook (August 27, 1949)
Teddy Gentry (January 22, 1952)
Mark Herndon (May 11, 1955)
Jeff Cook (November 7, 2022) Band
DeFord Bailey 2005 December 14, 1899 July 2, 1982 Musician
Glen Campbell 2005 April 22, 1936 August 8, 2017 Singer, musician, actor, and television host.
Harold Bradley 2006 January 2, 1926 January 31, 2019 Musician
Sonny James 2006 May 1, 1928 February 22, 2016 Singer-songwriter
George Strait 2006 May 18, 1952 Singer
Ralph Emery 2007 March 10, 1933 January 15, 2022 Radio and TV personality
Vince Gill 2007 April 12, 1957 Singer-songwriter and musician
Mel Tillis 2007 August 8, 1932 November 19, 2017 Singer-songwriter
Tom T. Hall 2008 May 25, 1936 August 20, 2021 Singer-songwriter
Emmylou Harris 2008 April 2, 1947 Singer-songwriter
The Statler Brothers 2008 Harold Reid (August 21, 1939)
Don Reid (June 5, 1945)
Phil Balsley (August 8, 1939)
Lew DeWitt (March 12, 1938)
Jimmy Fortune (March 11, 1955)
DeWitt (August 15, 1990)
Harold Reid (April 24, 2020)
Vocal Group
Ernest Stoneman 2008 May 25, 1893 June 14, 1968 Singer, songwriter, and musician
Roy Clark 2009 April 15, 1933 November 15, 2018 Singer, musician, and TV personality
Barbara Mandrell 2009 December 25, 1948 Singer, musician, TV personality
Charlie McCoy 2009 March 28, 1941 Musician

2010s

Inductees in the 2010s
Image Inductee Year Birth date Death date Notes
Jimmy Dean 2010 August 10, 1928 June 13, 2010 Singer, actor, business owner, and TV personality
Ferlin Husky 2010 December 3, 1925 March 17, 2011 Singer and songwriter
Billy Sherrill 2010 November 5, 1936 August 4, 2015 Record producer and songwriter
Don Williams 2010 May 27, 1939 September 8, 2017 Singer-songwriter
Bobby Braddock 2011 August 5, 1940 Songwriter, record producer
Reba McEntire 2011 March 28, 1955 Singer, actress
Jean Shepard 2011 November 21, 1933 September 25, 2016 Singer
Garth Brooks 2012 February 7, 1962 Singer and songwriter
Hargus "Pig" Robbins 2012 January 18, 1938 January 30, 2022 Musician
Connie Smith 2012 August 14, 1941 Singer
Kenny Rogers 2013 August 21, 1938 March 20, 2020 Singer, songwriter, actor, and cross-genre personality
Bobby Bare 2013 April 7, 1935 Singer and songwriter
"Cowboy" Jack Clement 2013 April 5, 1931 August 8, 2013 Musician, songwriter, and record producer
Hank Cochran 2014 August 2, 1935 July 15, 2010 Singer and songwriter
Mac Wiseman 2014 May 23, 1925 February 24, 2019 Singer, songwriter, radio personality, record producer, and guitarist
Ronnie Milsap 2014 January 16, 1943 Singer and pianist
Jim Ed Brown and The Browns 2015 Jim Ed Brown (April 1, 1934)
Maxine Brown (April 27, 1931)
Bonnie Brown (July 31, 1938)
June 11, 2015
January 21, 2019
July 16, 2016
Singer, TV presenter, and radio personality (Jim Ed)
Vocal group (The Browns). Jim Ed Brown was inducted in early June due to declining health and shortly before his death.
The Oak Ridge Boys 2015 Duane Allen (April 29, 1943)
Joe Bonsall (May 18, 1948)
William Lee Golden (January 12, 1939)
Richard Sterban (April 24, 1943)
Vocal group. The Oak Ridge Boys have had multiple members during their existence; the current members were the ones so honored.
Grady Martin 2015 January 17, 1929 December 3, 2001 Musician
Fred Foster 2016 July 26, 1931 February 20, 2019 Record producer and music executive
Charlie Daniels 2016 October 28, 1936 July 6, 2020 Singer, songwriter, and musician
Randy Travis 2016 May 4, 1959 Singer and songwriter
Alan Jackson 2017 October 17, 1958 Singer and songwriter
Jerry Reed 2017 March 20, 1937 September 1, 2008 Singer, songwriter, actor, and musician
Don Schlitz 2017 August 29, 1952 Songwriter
Ricky Skaggs 2018 July 18, 1954 Singer, songwriter, and musician
Dottie West 2018 October 11, 1932 September 4, 1991 Singer, songwriter, actress, and musician
Johnny Gimble 2018 May 30, 1926 May 9, 2015 Musician (fiddle)
Brooks & Dunn 2019 Ronnie Dunn (June 1, 1953)
Kix Brooks (May 12, 1955)

Singer-songwriters, musicians (Kix Brooks, Ronnie Dunn)
Radio personality (Kix Brooks)
Ray Stevens 2019 January 24, 1939 Singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, music arranger, comedian, and TV/video personality
Jerry Bradley 2019 January 30, 1940 July 17, 2023 Record producer, record label executive

2020s

Inductees in the 2020s
Image Inductee Year Birth date Death date Notes
Dean Dillon 2020 March 26, 1955 Songwriter
Marty Stuart 2020 September 30, 1958 Singer, songwriter, musician, television host, and country music historian
Hank Williams Jr. 2020 May 26, 1949 Singer-songwriter and musician
Eddie Bayers 2021 January 28, 1949 Drummer
Pete Drake 2021 October 8, 1932 July 29, 1988 Steel guitarist
The Judds 2021 Wynonna Judd (May 30, 1964)
Naomi Judd (January 11, 1946)
Naomi Judd (April 30, 2022) Vocal duo
Ray Charles 2021 September 23, 1930 June 10, 2004 Singer-songwriter, pianist, composer, and cross-genre personality
Joe Galante 2022 December 18, 1949 Record label executive
Keith Whitley 2022 July 1, 1954 May 9, 1989 Singer-songwriter
Jerry Lee Lewis 2022 September 29, 1935 October 28, 2022 Singer-songwriter, pianist and cross-genre personality
Bob McDill 2023 April 4, 1944 Songwriter
Patty Loveless 2023 January 4, 1957 Singer
Tanya Tucker 2023 October 10, 1958 Singer-songwriter

Also in the Rock Hall of Fame

As of 2023, there are 16 members of the Country Music Hall of Fame also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. [1]

Inductee Year inducted into Country Music Hall of Fame Year inducted into Rock Hall of Fame Notes
Jimmie Rodgers 1961 1986 - early influencer [2] Only person inducted into both Halls of Fame inaugural classes
Hank Williams 1961 1987 - early influencer [3]
Bob Wills 1968 1999 - early influencer [4]
Bill Monroe 1970 1997 - early influencer [5]
Chet Atkins 1973 2002 - sideman [6]
Johnny Cash 1980 1992 [7]
Willie Nelson 1993 2023 [8]
Brenda Lee 1997 2002 [9]
Elvis Presley 1998 1986 [10]
Dolly Parton 1999 2022 [11]
The Everly Brothers 2001 1986 [12] Only vocal duo or group in both Halls of Fame
Sam Phillips 2001 - non-performer 1986 - non-performer [13] Only non-performer in both Halls of Fame
Floyd Cramer 2003 - musician 2003 - sideman [14] Only person inducted into both Halls of Fame in the same year.
Johnny Gimble 2018 - musician (fiddle) 1999 - early influencer with Bob Willis
Ray Charles 2021 1986 [15]
Jerry Lee Lewis 2022 1986 [16]

See also

References

  1. ^ Grein, Paul (May 3, 2023). "Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton & More Stars in Both the Country Music and Rock & Roll Halls of Fame". www.billboard.com. Archived from the original on August 12, 2023. With Willie Nelson's induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this year, 30 years after he was selected for the Country Music Hall of Fame, 16 artists or executives have been chosen to join both Halls.
  2. ^ Rock Hall of Fame profile of Jimmie Rodgers - accessed June 12, 2022.
  3. ^ Rock Hall of Fame profile of Hank Williams - accessed June 12, 2022.
  4. ^ Rock Hall of Fame profile of Bob Wills - accessed June 12, 2022.
  5. ^ Rock Hall of Fame profile of Bill Monroe - accessed June 12, 2022.
  6. ^ Rock Hall of Fame profile of Chet Atkins - accessed June 12, 2022.
  7. ^ Rock Hall of Fame profile of Johnny Cash - accessed June 12, 2022.
  8. ^ May 3, 2023, Rock Hall of Fame announcement about Willie Nelson's 2023 induction. - accessed May 4, 2023.
  9. ^ Rock Hall of Fame profile of Brenda Lee - accessed June 12, 2022.
  10. ^ Rock Hall of Fame profile of Elvis Presley - accessed June 12, 2022.
  11. ^ May 4, 2022, Rock Hall of Fame announcement about Dolly Parton's 2022 induction. - accessed June 12, 2022.
  12. ^ Rock Hall of Fame profile of The Everly Brothers - accessed June 12, 2022.
  13. ^ Rock Hall of Fame profile of Sam Phillips - accessed June 12, 2022.
  14. ^ Rock Hall of Fame profile of Floyd Cramer - accessed June 12, 2022.
  15. ^ Rock Hall of Fame profile of Ray Charles - accessed June 12, 2022.
  16. ^ Rock Hall of Fame profile of Jerry Lee Lewis - accessed June 12, 2022.

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