Country Hall Of Fame Inducts Four
February 12, 2008 at 2:41 PM (PT)
EMMYLOU HARRIS, the STATLER BROTHERS, TOM T. HALL and the late ERNEST "POP" STONEMAN were all inducted into the COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME today (02/12). The inductions were announced this morning in NASHVILLE.
HARRIS is a native of BIRMINGHAM, AL, first becoming known in the 1970s when she was working with the late GRAM PARSONS. In her long career, HARRIS has won many awards, including 12 GRAMMYs.
The STATLERS rose to stardom from the small town of STAUNTON, VA Their first hit was also one of the biggest of their career, "Flowers On The Wall," from 1965. They have sold millions of albums, toured worldwide and have won many awards.
TOM T. HALL is best known for the songs that he has written but has also had a very successful career as an artist. The native of OLIVE HALL, KY had his first major breakthrough when JEANNIE C. RILEY had a huge hit with his, "Harper Valley PTA."
ERNEST "POP" STONEMAN, from GALAX, VA, died in 1968. He wrote one of the biggest hits of the 1920s, "The Sinking of the Titanic," which was one of the first Country records to sell more than a million copies. The group that he founded, The STONEMANS, enjoyed much pre-WW II success.
For more on the inductees visit www.cmaworld.com.