This week, the Country Music Association held a press conference for a big announcement. They revealed Jerry Bradley, Brooks & Dunn and Ray Stevens as the 2019 inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Bradley was inducted in the “Non-Performer” category. That category is only awarded every third year in rotation with the “Recording and/or Touring Musician” and “Songwriter” categories. Bradley has produced records for artists including both Eddy Arnold and Dottie West and ran RCA Records. That’s only a portion of his impressive resume.
Brooks & Dunn, on the other hand, were inducted in the “Modern Era Artist” category. They’ve had 20 No. 1 songs, won two Grammys, earned the CMA EOTY award and done so much more in their impressive career. They’re also releasing a new collaboration album on April 5.
Stevens was inducted in the “Veterans Era Artist” category. He’s made music right here in Music City since 1962. Stevens is most famous for “The Streak,” “Everything is Beautiful” and “Misty.”
The formal induction ceremony for this year’s class happens at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in the CMA Theater. Stay tuned for more information on that event.
If you’re interested, you can watch the entire press conference below.