Don Williams And Jimmy Dean Inducted Into Country Music Hall Of Fame
October 25, 2010 at 6:35 AM (PT)
Country icon DON WILLIAMS and the late JIMMY DEAN were inducted into the COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME on YESTERDAY (10/24) at a special MEDALLION CEREMONY. The salute also included FERLIN HUSKEY and producer BILLY SHERRILL, both who were inducted on MAY 23rd, 2010.
BILL ANDERSON inducted DEAN, presenting a medal to DEAN’s daughter CONNIE DEAN TAYLOR. JIM FOGLESONG handled the honors for WILLIAMS.
WILLIAMS is suffering with bronchitis and was not able to attend his COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME induction ceremony. WILLIAMS was taken to a hospital in KENTUCKY on FRIDAY afternoon (10/22) for treatment but he was not admitted. According to his manager, ROBERY PRATT, DON WILLIAMS is recovering and is expected to resume his concert tour in TEXARKANA TOMORROW (10/26).
Artists paying tribute to DEAN included TRACE ADKINS with the JORDANAIRES, SHAWN CAMP, ROY CLARK, and DAILEY & VINCENT. Artists saluting WILLIAMS included ALISON KRAUSS, DEL McCOURY, and CHRIS YOUNG. All performers were backed by BIFF WATSON and the 2010 MEDALLION ALL STAR BAND, which includes many great NASHVILLE players.
Invitees included the families and close business associates of the honorees, the Museum’s Board of Officers and Trustees, the CMA Board and other dignitaries.
Check out more on the ceremony from THE TENNESSEAN here.