Reba McEntire, Jean Shepard and Bobby Braddock Latest Country Music Hall of Fame Members

Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees 2011Congratulations to Reba McEntire, Jean Shepard and Bobby Braddock as the Country Music Association announced yesterday that these three are the newest members to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Reba, who is known worldwide by her first name, will be inducted in the “Modern Era Artist” category, while Shepard will be inducted in the “Veterans Era Artist” category. Braddock is the first inductee in the new “Songwriter” category, which is awarded every third year in a rotation with the “Recording and/or Touring Musician” and “Non-Performer” categories. Braddock, Reba, and Shepard will increase membership in the coveted Country Music Hall of Fame from 112 to 115 inductees.

Reba McEntire couldn’t attend the ceremony due to her father suffering a stroke recently. Thankfully, Reba got the news and was able to share it with her father while he was alert as two days later, he entered into a coma. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Reba, her father and family members.

Here’s the 2011 Country Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony announcement that was broadcast live on the internet March 1, 2011:

Comments

  1. Kathleen says:

    Well Done to Jean Shepard she truly is a pioneer.

    Now Dottie West why on earth has she not been inducted, the first woman to win a Grammy in country music for her self penned tune Here Comes My Baby. Dottie died in 1991 from injuries in a car crash she sustained on her way to her beloved Grand Ole Opry, that was 20 years ago this fall. Come on Hall of fame you could use a little country sunshine.

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