Country Music Hall Of Fame Announces New Inductees
April 10, 2013 at 8:32 AM (PT)
The COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME (CMHOF) held a press conference THIS MORNING (4/10), where they announced their newest inductees, including KENNY ROGERS, BOBBY BARE and 'COWBOY' JACK CLEMENT. The press conference was hosted by BILL ANDERSON.
“This is big – an honor and the validation of a dream, totally unexpected,” said BARE. “Now I’ll be famous forever. Thanks to all of my supporters and thank you CMA.”
“I’ve been chosen for the COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME? I thought I was already in the HALL OF FAME,” said CLEMENT. “I could have gotten in there any time I wanted. KYLE [YOUNG] gave me a key.”
“When I was young, my dad said, ‘Son, you have to think big to accomplish small’ and the COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME was as big as it gets,” said ROGERS. “He wanted that for me. So every record I’ve ever made, every concert I’ve performed, and every song I’ve written was done for the single purpose of achieving that goal.
ROGERS will be inducted in the "MODERN ERA ARTIST" category, while BARE will be inducted in the "VETERANS ERA ARTIST" category. CLEMENT will be inducted in the "NON-PERFORMER" category, which is awarded every third year. With the induction of these members, the CMHOF will increase their membership to 121 members.
To see the full press conference, click here.
For more information, visit countrymusichalloffame.org.