Three new members will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2019:
Brooks & Dunn
The most successful duo in country music history will be inducted in the Modern Era category. When we ranked the most worthy inductees in this category back in 2017, Brooks & Dunn came in seventh. They are the first act to be inducted that was launched in the nineties, although Alan Jackson had his first big hit in 1990 and both Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn charted solo singles in the eighties.
The comedian, singer, songwriter, and producer will be inducted in the Veteran Era category. When we ranked the most worthy inductees in this category back in 2017, Ray Stevens was not included in this very competitive category. However, our #1 choice, Ricky Skaggs, was inducted last year.
Former RCA record executive Jerry Bradley joins the hall in the Non-Performer Category, which inducts a member every third year, rotating its slot with the Songwriter and Studio/Touring Musician categories. In addition to helping start Fan Fair and producing acts like Eddy Arnold and Dottie West, Bradley led the RCA label during the peak of Hall of Fame artists like Dolly Parton and Ronnie Milsap.
We’ll update our Hall Worthy posts soon for the first two categories, even though only one of the twenty we’ve listed have joined the Hall since then. What are your thoughts on this year’s inductees?