Country Music Hall Of Fame Announces 2011 Inductees
March 1, 2011 at 8:04 AM (PT)
The CMA (COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION) and Country artist/“AMERICAN Country Countdown” host KIX BROOKS announced BOBBY BRADDOCK, JEAN SHEPARD and REBA McENTIRE as the newest inductees into the COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME TODAY (3/1) at a press conference in NASHVILLE.
BRADDOCK was inducted in a new category this year, “Songwriter,” which is awarded every three years with the "Recording And/Or Touring Musician" and "Non-Performer" categories. SHEPARD is an inductee in the “Veteran’s Era Artist” category and REBA for “Modern Era Artist.”
BRADDOCK and SHEPARD were able to attend the press conference and give speeches following their big reveals, but REBA was not able to attend due to being at the hospital in TULSA, OK at the bedside of her father, who is currently in a coma following a stroke. KIX delivered the news to REBA a few days ago, who was able to tell her dad before he slipped into a coma.
The new members will be inducted at a special invitation-only Medallion Ceremony at the COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM’s FORD THEATER at a later date. During the Medallion Ceremony, friends and colleagues pay tribute to each inductee through words and song. The inductee's bronze plaque is unveiled that will be on display in the MUSEUM's rotunda.