Country Music Hall of Fame 2008 Inductees

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Well, the wait is over, and what an exciting list of new Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees...

Emmylou Harris
Tom T. Hall
The Statler Brothers
Ernest "Pop" Stoneman

Harris will be the fourth artist included in the "Career AchievedNational Prominence Between 1975 and the Present" category, which wascreated in 2005. Due to a tie, both Hall and the Statler Brothers will beinducted in the "Career Achieved National Prominence Between World War IIand 1975" category. Stoneman will be inducted in the "Career AchievedNational Prominence Prior to World War II" category, which is awarded everythird year in a rotation with the "Recording and/or Touring Musician ActivePrior to 1980" and "Non- Performer" categories.

Wow, I am so excited at the list. Emmylou Harris has been overlooked some, but it is now her time to be honored with the highest award in country music. The same can be said for The Statler Brothers. Tom T. Hall and Ernest "Pop" Stoneman are also excellent choices.

The Commonwealth of Virginia certainly should be happy today with the induction of Stoneman being from Carroll County and The Statler Brothers being from Staunton, Virginia.

I should have predicted The Statler Brothers since I noticed they will be at The Hall of Fame for a book signing at the end of the month.