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Charlie Daniels, Fred Foster, and Randy Travis Inducted into the CMHOF

Standing (l-r): Duane Allen, Garth Brooks, Bobby Bare, William Lee Golden, Richard Sterban, Joe Bonsall, Curtis Young, Steve Turner, Dolly Parton, CMA Chief Executive Officer Sarah Trahern, CMA Board Chairman John Esposito, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Director Kyle Young, Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry, Vince Gill, and Charley Pride. Seated (l-r): Ralph Emery, Jo Walker Meador, Harold Bradley, Kris Kristofferson, Charlie Daniels, Fred Foster, Randy Travis, Brenda Lee, Charlie McCoy, E.W. "Bud" Wendell, and Roy Clark. Photo Credit: John Russell / CMA

Photo Credit: John Russell / CMA

Charlie Daniels, Fred Foster, and Randy Travis were formally inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame Sunday night during the annual Medallion Ceremony at the CMA Theater at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in downtown Nashville.

Daniels was inducted in the “Veterans Era Artist” category, while Travis was inducted in the “Modern Era Artist” category. Foster was inducted in the “Non-Performer” category, which is awarded every third year in a rotation with the “Recording and/or Touring Musician Active Prior to 1980” and “Songwriter” categories.

The memorable evening included musical tributes to each inductee with performances by Trace Adkins, Garth Brooks, Brandy Clark, Alan Jackson, Jamey Johnson, Kris Kristofferson, Brad Paisley, Dolly Parton, and Trisha Yearwood.

Singing publicly for the first time in several years due to health conditions, Travis moved the audience to tears with “Amazing Grace.” He was then joined onstage by fellow Hall of Fame members to conclude the ceremony with a stirring rendition of “Will The Circle Be Unbroken.”

The new inductees increase membership in the coveted Country Music Hall of Fame from 127 to 130 members.

CMA created the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1961 to recognize noteworthy individuals for their outstanding contributions to the format with Country Music’s highest honor. The annual selection and induction process for the Country Music Hall of Fame is conducted by CMA and voted on by a CMA-member panel of electors.

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Garth Brooks, Taylor Swift, Shania Twain and More Make Billboard’s ‘Greatest Of All-Time Country Albums’ Chart

Shania Twain- From This Moment On Book Cover

Billboard is at it again!  Stacking up the best of country music and telling us who they think is the greatest!  Garth Brooks, Shania Twain, Taylor Swift, Randy Travis, Charlie Rich, Carrie Underwood and Waylon Jennings round up the Top 10.  Check out Billboard’s ‘Greatest of All-Time Country Albums’ chart. The full chart can be viewed on Billboard’s website here.



CMA Fest Day 1 Kicked Off with High Energy Performances from Some of Our Favorite Artists

Chris Janson Kelsea

CMA Fest 2016 kicked off yesterday with a bang! Riverfront Park was packed to capacity first thing in the morning yesterday with Jake Owen kicking the party off right!  With a full 1 hour set Jake did not disappoint fans.  Through out the day we heard high energy performances from Chris Janson, Drake White, The Swon Brothers, Brothers Osborne and Maren Morris.

Once everyone packed into Nissan Stadium the shows really heated up!  Last nights performances included; The Oak Ridge Boys, Charlie Daniels Band who shared a very special moment when he brought out Randy Travis, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Lady Antebellum with special guest Cam and Jason Aldean.  Check out all of our photos from Day 1 of CMA Fest HERE.

Check out our Day 1 CMA Fest Wrap up video below!  And make sure to check back in tomorrow for our Day 2 Recap.

Charlie Daniels, Randy Travis, Justin Moore, Cyndi Lauper and More Take a Ride in the Latest Episode of The Pick Up

Charlie Daniels

The latest episode of The Pickup is now showing on The Heartland Network, as well as on the websites of such stations affiliated with the Nash Icon, HankFM and DukeFM brands. As always, show producer Adam Wurtzel has put together a winning lineup of news items and your favorite Country stars, including:

  • The Country Music Hall of Fame inducts three new members – Charlie Daniels, Randy Travis, and legendary producer / record executive Fred Foster.
  • How Justin Moore used his birthday to urge his fans to help out a great cause.
  • Which of Tim McGraw’s hits is about to be released in book form? Find out.
  • How recycled beer bottles led to the manufacturing of a candle for ACM Entertainer of the Year winner Jason Aldean.

And, The Pickup also features a conversation with the iconic Cyndi Lauper regarding her new Country album, Detour, and the pairing of two Country Music Hall of Fame members – Loretta Lynn and Willie Nelson for a once-in-a-lifetime duet performance.

Check out the current episode here.

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