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Country Music Hall of Fame Adds Marty Stuart, Hank Williams Jr + Dean Dillon

Wednesday morning (Aug. 12) started with big news from the Country Music Hall of Fame. The Country Music Association revealed their 2020 HOF inductees and, this year, they’re adding three.

Marty Stuart, Hank Williams Jr and Dean Dillon are this year’s additions. Williams has been considered overlooked for years in the past and, finally, it’s his time. He’ll join the Hall of Fame in the Veterans Era Artist category. Dare we say he’ll celebrate with all his rowdy friends coming over?

“Bocephus has been eyeing this one for a while. It’s a bright spot during a difficult year,” he said in a statement. Williams’ hits include “Family Tradition,” “Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound,” “A Country Boy Can Survive” and “Country State of Mind.”

As for the other very worthy inductees, Stuart will be added in the Modern Era Artist category. The Mississippi native got his start in Lester Flatt’s band before eventually joining Johnny Cash‘s. Stuart then went out on his own to continue his musical legacy. He’ll be inducted in the Modern Era Artist category.

Dillon’s joining the Hall of Fame in the Songwriter category. Every country music fan is familiar with Dillon as a songwriter — he’s written a total of 55 songs for The King, George Strait. Just a few of those songs include “Ocean Front Property,” “I’ve Come to Expect it From You,” “Easy Come, Easy Go,” “If I Know Me” and “The Best Day.” He’s also in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Due to COVID-19, details on the formal induction ceremony are forthcoming. We will update this post as soon as we have more information.

Brandy Clark summed up this year’s inductees best in a recent tweet. “They’ve been a huge part of the soundtrack of our lives.”

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