Mandrell, McCoy and Clark Inducted To Country Hall
February 4, 2009 at 9:34 AM (PT)
The COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME has named three new inductees, all to be inducted at the HALL's MEDALLION CEREMONY this spring. Coming in this year will be artists ROY CLARK, BARBARA MANDRELL and the great musician-harmonica player, CHARLIE McCOY. The inductees will mark the 105th, 106th and 107th members. The announcement was made this morning (02/04) at the HALL, by the CMA (COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION.
CLARK will be inducted in the "Career Achieved National Prominence Between World War II and 1975" category. MANDRELL will be the fifth artist inducted in the "Career Achieved National Prominence Between 1975 and the Present" category, which was created in 2005. McCOY will be inducted in the "Recording and/or Touring Musician Active Prior to 1980" category, which is awarded every third year in a rotation with the "Non-Performer" and "Career Achieved National Prominence Prior to World War II" categories.
The press conference was hosted this morning by CMA Chief Executive Officer TAMMY GENOVESE with special guests: LOUISE MANDRELL, who inducted sister BARBARA, CARL SMITH, who inducted his friend ROY CLARK, and MEL TILLIS who introduced his long-time friend ROY CLARK.
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