List of Country Music Hall of Fame inductees

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This is a list of inductees to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Number of Inductees (counting groups as a single inductee): 133 (As of 2017). Of these 16 are women and two are groups that include women. Roy Rogers is unique in that he was inducted twice: in 1980 as a member of the Sons of the Pioneers and again in 1988 as a solo artist.

2017[edit]

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Inductee Birthdate Deathdate Occupation
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Alan Jackson
October 17, 1958 - Singer and songwriter
Jerry Reed March 20, 1937 September 1, 2008 Singer, songwriter, actor and musician
Don Schlitz August 29, 1952 - Songwriter

2016[edit]

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Fred Foster July 26, 1931 - Record producer and music executive
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Charlie Daniels
October 28, 1936 - Singer, songwriter and musician
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Randy Travis
May 4, 1959 - Singer and songwriter

2015[edit]

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Jim Ed Brown and The Browns
Jim Ed Brown (April 1, 1934), Maxine Brown (April 27, 1932) and Bonnie Brown (July 31, 1938) Jim Ed (June 11, 2015), and Bonnie (July 16, 2016). Vocal group (The Browns); singer and television-radio personality (Jim Ed)

The Oak Ridge Boys
Duane Allen (April 29, 1943), Joe Bonsall (May 18, 1948), William Lee Golden (January 12, 1939) and Richard Sterban (April 24, 1943) - Vocal group

Grady Martin
January 17, 1929 December 3, 2001 Musician
  • Because of Jim Ed Brown's declining health, he was Inducted early June 2015, shortly before his passing.
  • The Oak Ridge Boys have had multiple members during their existence; the current members were the ones so honored.

2014[edit]

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Inductee Birthdate Deathdate Occupation
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Hank Cochran
August 2, 1935 July 15, 2010 Singer and songwriter
Mac Wiseman May 23, 1925 Singer and musician

Ronnie Milsap
January 16, 1943 Singer and musician

2013[edit]

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Inductee Birthdate Deathdate Occupation
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Kenny Rogers
August 21, 1938 Singer and songwriter
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Bobby Bare
April 7, 1935 Singer and songwriter
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"Cowboy" Jack Clement
April 5, 1931 August 8, 2013 Musician, songwriter and record producer

2012[edit]

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Inductee Birthdate Deathdate Occupation
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Garth Brooks
February 7, 1962 Singer and songwriter
Hargus "Pig" Robbins January 18, 1938 Musician
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Connie Smith
August 14, 1941 Singer

2011[edit]

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Inductee Birthdate Deathdate Occupation
Bobby Braddock August 5, 1940 Songwriter
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Reba McEntire
March 28, 1955 Singer, Actress
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Jean Shepard
November 21, 1933 September 25 2016 Singer

2010[edit]

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Inductee Birthdate Deathdate Occupation
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Jimmy Dean
August 10, 1928 June 13, 2010 Singer, Actor
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Ferlin Husky
December 3, 1925 March 17, 2011 Singer
Billy Sherrill November 5, 1936 August 4, 2015 Record producer
Don Williams May 27, 1939 Singer-Songwriter

2009[edit]

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Inductee Birthdate Deathdate Occupation
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Roy Clark
April 15, 1933 Musician and Television Personality.
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Barbara Mandrell
December 25, 1948 Singer, Musician
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Charlie McCoy
March 28, 1941 Musician

2008[edit]

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Inductee Birthdate Deathdate Occupation
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Tom T. Hall
May 25, 1936 Singer-Songwriter
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Emmylou Harris
April 2, 1947 Singer-Songwriter
The Statler Brothers Harold Reid (August 21, 1939), Don Reid (June 5, 1945), Phil Balsley (August 8, 1939), Lew DeWitt (March 12, 1938), Jimmy Fortune (March 11, 1955) DeWitt (August 15, 1990) Vocal Group

Ernest Stoneman
May 25, 1893 June 14, 1968 Singer, Songwriter, and Musician

2007[edit]

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Inductee Birthdate Deathdate Occupation
Ralph Emery March 10, 1933 Radio and Television personality
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Vince Gill
April 12, 1957 Singer, Songwriter and Musician
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Mel Tillis
August 8, 1932 Singer-Songwriter

2006[edit]

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Inductee Birthdate Deathdate Occupation
Harold Bradley January 2, 1926 Musician
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Sonny James
May 1, 1929 February 22, 2016 Singer
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George Strait
May 18, 1952 Singer

2005[edit]

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Inductee Birthdate Deathdate Occupation
Alabama Randy Owen (December 13, 1949), Jeff Cook (August 27, 1949), Teddy Gentry (January 22, 1952) and Mark Herndon (May 11, 1955) Band
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DeFord Bailey
December 14, 1899 July 2, 1982 Musician
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Glen Campbell
April 22, 1936 Singer and Musician

2004[edit]

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Inductee Birthdate Deathdate Occupation
Jim Foglesong July 26, 1922 July 9, 2013 Music executive
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Kris Kristofferson
June 22, 1936 Singer-Songwriter, Actor

2003[edit]

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Inductee Birthdate Deathdate Occupation
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Floyd Cramer
October 27, 1933 December 31, 1997 Musician
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Carl Smith
March 15, 1927 January 16, 2010 Singer

2002[edit]

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Bill Carlisle
December 19, 1908 March 17, 2003 Singer
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Porter Wagoner
August 12, 1927 October 28, 2007 Singer and Television personality

2001[edit]

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Inductee Birthdate Deathdate Occupation
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Bill Anderson
November 1, 1937 Singer-Songwriter
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The Delmore Brothers
Alton (December 25, 1908) & Rabon (December 3, 1916) Alton (June 9, 1964) & Rabon (December 4, 1952) Singers
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The Everly Brothers
Don (February 1, 1937) & Phil (January 19, 1939) Phil (January 3, 2014) Singers and Cross-genre personalities
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Don Gibson
April 3, 1928 November 17, 2003 Singer-Songwriter
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Homer and Jethro
Henry D. "Homer" Haynes (July 27, 1920) & Kenneth C. "Jethro" Burns (March 10, 1920) Homer (August 7, 1971) & Jethro (February 4, 1989) Singers and Comedians
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Waylon Jennings
June 15, 1937 February 13, 2002 Singer-Songwriter and Outlaw country pioneer
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The Jordanaires
Gordon Stoker (August 3, 1924), Neal Matthews, Jr. (October 26, 1929), Hoyt Hawkins (March 31, 1927), & Ray Walker (March 16, 1934) Stoker (March 27, 2013), Matthews (April 21, 2000) & Hawkins (October 27, 1982) Singers and Backing vocalists
Don Law February 24, 1902 December 20, 1982 Music executive

The Louvin Brothers
Ira Louvin (April 21, 1924) & Charlie Louvin (July 7, 1927) Ira (June 20, 1965) & Charlie (January 26, 2011) Singers
Ken Nelson January 19, 1911 January 6, 2008 Record producer

Sam Phillips
January 5, 1923 June 30, 2003 Record producer
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Webb Pierce
August 8, 1921 February 24, 1991 Singer

2000[edit]

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Inductee Birthdate Deathdate Occupation
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Charley Pride
March 18, 1938 Singer
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Faron Young
February 25, 1932 December 10, 1996 Singer

1999[edit]

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Johnny Bond
June 1, 1915 June 12, 1978 Singer-songwriter, Comedian, Actor, Radio Personality, Author
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Dolly Parton
January 19, 1946 Singer-songwriter, Cross-genre personality, Businesswoman, Television Personality, Author, Philanthropist, and Actress
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Conway Twitty
September 1, 1933 June 5, 1993 Singer-songwriter

1998[edit]

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George Morgan
June 28, 1924 July 7, 1975 Singer
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Elvis Presley
January 8, 1935 August 16, 1977 Singer and Cross-genre personality
E.W. "Bud" Wendell August 17, 1927 Music executive
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Tammy Wynette
May 5, 1942 April 6, 1998 Singer-Songwriter

1997[edit]

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Inductee Birthdate Deathdate Occupation
Harlan Howard September 8, 1927 March 3, 2002 Songwriter
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Brenda Lee
December 11, 1944 Singer and Cross-genre personality
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Cindy Walker
July 20, 1918 March 23, 2006 Songwriter

1996[edit]

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Inductee Birthdate Deathdate Occupation
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Patsy Montana
October 30, 1908 May 3, 1996 Singer
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Buck Owens
August 12, 1929 March 25, 2006 Singer-Songwriter, TV Personality
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Ray Price
January 12, 1926 December 16, 2013 Singer

1995[edit]

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Roger Miller
January 2, 1936 October 25, 1992 Singer-Songwriter and Cross-genre personality
Jo Walker-Meador February 16, 1924 Music executive

1994[edit]

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Merle Haggard
April 6, 1937 April 6, 2016 Singer

1993[edit]

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Willie Nelson
April 30, 1933 Singer-Songwriter, Actor

1992[edit]

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George Jones
September 12, 1931 April 26, 2013 Singer
Frances Preston August 24, 1934 June 13, 2012 Music executive

1991[edit]

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Felice and Boudleaux Bryant
Boudleaux (February 13, 1920) & Felice (August 7, 1925) Boudleaux (June 25, 1987) & Felice (April 22, 2003) Songwriters

1990[edit]

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Tennessee Ernie Ford
February 13, 1919 October 17, 1991 Singer, Cross-Genre personality

1989[edit]

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Jack Stapp December 8, 1912 December 20, 1980 Music executive
Cliffie Stone March 1, 1917 January 17, 1998 Music executive
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Hank Thompson
September 3, 1925 November 6, 2007 Singer

1988[edit]

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Loretta Lynn
April 14, 1932 Singer-Songwriter
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Roy Rogers
November 5, 1911 July 6, 1998 Singer and Actor

1987[edit]

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Rod Brasfield
August 22, 1910 September 12, 1958 Comedian

1986[edit]

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The Duke of Paducah (Whitey Ford)
May 12, 1901 June 20, 1986 Entertainer
Wesley Rose February 11, 1918 April 26, 1990 Music executive

1985[edit]

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Inductee Birthdate Deathdate Occupation
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Flatt and Scruggs
Lester Flatt (June 19, 1914) & Earl Scruggs (January 6, 1924) Flatt (May 11, 1979) & Scruggs (March 28, 2012) Singers, Musicians

1984[edit]

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Inductee Birthdate Deathdate Occupation
Ralph Peer May 22, 1892 January 19, 1960 Music executive
Floyd Tillman December 8, 1914 August 22, 2003 Singer

1983[edit]

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Little Jimmy Dickens
December 19, 1920 January 2, 2015 Singer

1982[edit]

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Lefty Frizzell
March 31, 1928 July 19, 1975 Singer
Roy Horton November 5, 1914 September 23, 2003 Music executive
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Marty Robbins
September 26, 1925 December 8, 1982 Singer

1981[edit]

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Inductee Birthdate Deathdate Occupation
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Vernon Dalhart
April 6, 1883 September 14, 1948 Singer
Grant Turner May 17, 1912 October 19, 1991 Announcer

1980[edit]

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Johnny Cash
February 26, 1932 September 12, 2003 Singer-Songwriter and TV personality
Connie B. Gay August 22, 1914 December 3, 1989 Music executive
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Sons of the Pioneers
Roy Rogers (November 5, 1911), Bob Nolan (April 1, 1908), Lloyd Perryman (January 29, 1917), Tim Spencer (July 13, 1908), Hugh Farr (December 6, 1903) & Karl Farr (April 29, 1909) Rogers (July 6, 1998), Nolan (June 16, 1980), Perryman (May 31, 1977), Spencer (April 26, 1974), H. Farr (March 17, 1980) & K. Farr (September 20, 1961) Singers

1979[edit]

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Inductee Birthdate Deathdate Occupation
Hubert Long December 3, 1923 September 7, 1972 Music executive
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Hank Snow
May 9, 1914 December 20, 1999 Singer

1978[edit]

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Grandpa Jones
October 20, 1913 February 19, 1998 Musician and Comedian

1977[edit]

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Merle Travis
November 29, 1917 October 20, 1983 Musician and Songwriter

1976[edit]

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Paul Cohen November 10, 1908 April 1, 1970 Record producer
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Kitty Wells
August 30, 1919 July 16, 2012 Singer

1975[edit]

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Minnie Pearl
October 25, 1912 March 4, 1996 Comedian

1974[edit]

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Owen Bradley October 21, 1915 January 7, 1998 Record producer
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Pee Wee King
February 18, 1914 March 7, 2000 Singer-Songwriter

1973[edit]

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Chet Atkins
June 20, 1924 June 30, 2001 Musician and Record producer
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Patsy Cline
September 8, 1932 March 5, 1963 Singer

1972[edit]

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Jimmie Davis
September 11, 1899 November 5, 2000 Singer-Songwriter, Governor of Louisiana

1971[edit]

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Art Satherley October 19, 1889 February 10, 1986 Music executive

1970[edit]

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The Carter Family
A. P. Carter (December 15, 1891), Sara Carter (July 21, 1898) & Maybelle Carter (May 10, 1909) A.P. (November 7, 1960), Sara (January 8, 1979) & Maybelle (October 23, 1978) Singers
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Bill Monroe
September 13, 1911 September 9, 1996 Singer and Pioneer of Bluegrass music

1969[edit]

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Gene Autry
September 29, 1907 October 2, 1998 Singer and Actor

1968[edit]

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Bob Wills
March 6, 1905 May 13, 1975 Musician and Songwriter

1967[edit]

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Red Foley
June 17, 1910 September 19, 1968 Singer, Musician, Actor, Radio and TV Host
J.L. (Joe) Frank April 15, 1900 May 4, 1952 Music executive

Jim Reeves
August 20, 1923 July 31, 1964 Singer, Songwriter, Actor, TV & Radio Personality, Disk Jockey, pioneer of the Nashville sound
Stephen H. Sholes February 12, 1911 April 22, 1968 Music executive

1966[edit]

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Eddy Arnold
May 15, 1918 May 8, 2008 Singer-Songwriter, Actor and TV Host
James R. "Jim" Denny February 28, 1911 August 27, 1963 Music executive
George D. Hay November 9, 1895 May 8, 1968 Inventor, and Promoter
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Uncle Dave Macon
October 7, 1870 March 22, 1952 Entertainer and Musician

1965[edit]

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Ernest Tubb
February 9, 1914 September 6, 1984 Singer

1964[edit]

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Tex Ritter
January 12, 1905 January 2, 1974 Singer and Actor

1963[edit]

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  • No inductees were added this year.

1962[edit]

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Roy Acuff
September 15, 1903 November 23, 1992 Singer-Songwriter and Music publisher

1961[edit]

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Jimmie Rodgers
September 8, 1897 May 26, 1933 Singer-Songwriter and Musician
Fred Rose August 24, 1898 December 1, 1954 Songwriter and Music publisher
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Hank Williams
September 17, 1923 January 1, 1953 Singer-Songwriter

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