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The Country Music Hall of Fame was founded in 1961 by the Country Music Association. It is located in Nashville, Tennessee.



~1961~

JIMMIE RODGERS ~1897-1933~
"The Singing Brakeman"

FRED ROSE ~1897-1954~
songwriter, music publisher

HANK WILLIAMS ~1923-1953~
singer, songwriter

~1962~

ROY ACUFF ~1903-1992~
"The Smokey Mountain Boy"

~1964~

TEX RITTER ~1907-1974~
movies, tv, radio

~1965~

ERNEST TUBBS ~1914-1984~
"The Texas Troubadour"

~1966~

EDDY ARNOLD ~1918-
"The Singing Plowboy"

JAMES R. DENNY ~1911-1963~
publishing, broadcasting

GEORGE D. HAY ~1895-1968~
radio announcer

~1967~

UNCLE DAVE MACON ~1870-1952~
"The Dixie Dewdrop" performer in Grand Ole Opry

RED FOLEY ~1910-1968~
singer

JOE FRANK ~1900-1952~
promoter of country and western shows

JIM REEVES 1924-1964~
recording artist

STEPHEN SHOLES ~1911-1968~
record company executive

~1968~

BOB WILLS ~1905-1975~
"The King of Western Swing"

~1969~

GENE AUTRY ~1907-1998~
actor, writer, singer

~1970~

BILL MONROE ~1911-1996~
"The Father of Bluegrass

THE CARTER FAMILY

A. P. CARTER ~1891-1960~

MAYBELLE ~1909-1978~

SARA ~1899-1979~
singers, songwriters

~1971~

ARTHUR SATHERLY ~1889-1986~
producer, talent scout

~1972~

JIMMIE H. DAVIS ~1902-
performing artist, songwriter

~1973~

CHET ATKINS ~1924-
producer, composer, singer

PATSY CLINE ~1932-1963~
outstanding vocalist

~1974~

OWEN BRADLEY ~1915-1998~
pianist, producer

FRANK "PEE WEE" KING ~1914-
accordianist, bandleader

~1975~

MINNIE PEARL ~1912-1996~

~1976~

PAUL COHEN ~1908-1971~
talent scout

KITTY WELLS ~1919-
recording artist

~1977~

MERLE TRAVIS ~1917-1983~
guitarist, songwriter

~1978~

GRANDPA JONES ~1913-1998~
entertainer on Grand Ole Opry

~1979~

HANK SNOW ~1914-
"The Singing Ranger"

HUBERT LONG ~1923-1972~
talent agent

~1980~

JOHNNY CASH ~1932-
"The Man in Black"

CONNIE B. GAY ~1914-1989~
radio broadcaster

ORIGINAL SONS OF THE PIONEERS

HUGH FARR ~1902-1980~

KARL FARR ~1909-1961~

LLOYD PERRYMAN ~1908-1980~

ROY ROGERS ~1911-1998~

TIM SPENCER ~1908-1974~

~1981~

VERNON DALHART ~1883-1948~
recording artist

GRANT TURNER ~1912-1991~
radio announcer

~1982~

LEFTY FRIZZELL ~1928-1975~
singer, songwriter

ROY HORTON ~1914-
publisher

MARTY ROBBINS ~1925-1982~
singer, songwriter

~1983~

LITTLE JIMMY DICKENS ~1920-
entertainer on Grand Ole Opry

~1984~

RALPH PEER ~1892-1960~
record producer, talent scout

FLOYD TILLMAN ~1914-
honky tonk singer, songwriter

~1985~

FLATT & SCRUGGS
bluegrass pioneers

LESTER FLATT ~1914-1979~

EARL SCRUGGS ~1924-

~1986~

BANJAMIN FORD ~1901-1986~
"The Duke of Paducah"

WESLEY H. ROSE ~1918-1990~
publisher, record producer

~1987~

ROD BRASFIELD ~1910-1958~
country comedian

~1988~

LORETTA LYNN ~1935-
singer, songwriter

ROY ROGERS ~1911-1998~
singer, movies, tv

~1989~

JACK STAPP ~1912-1980~
manager, publisher

CLIFFIE STONE ~1917-1998~
producer of tv and radio shows

HANK THOMPSON ~1925-
honky tonk singer

TENNESSEE ERNIE FORD ~1919-1991~
"The Ole Peapicker"

~1991~

BOUDLEAUX & FELICE BRYANT
husband and wife songwriters

BOUDLEAUX ~1920-1987~

FELICE ~?-1975~

~1992~

GEORGE JONES ~1931-
singer

FRANCES PRESTON ~1927-
songwriter

~1993~

WILLIE NELSON ~1933-
singer, songwriter

~1994~/center>

MERLE HAGGARD ~1937-
singer, songwriter

~1995~

ROGER MILLER ~1936-1992~
singer, songwriter

~1996~

PATSY MONTANA ~1908-1996~
singer, early western film star

BUCK OWENS ~1929-
guitarist, singer

RAY PRICE ~1926-
"The Cherokee Cowboy"

~1997~

HARLAN HOWARD ~1927-
songwriter

BRENDA LEE ~1944-
singer

CINDY WALKER ~1918-
songwriter

~1998~

GEORGE MORGAN ~1924-1975~
singer

ELVIS PRESLEY ~1935-1977~
"The King of Rock & Roll

E.W. "BUD" WENDELL ~1927-
business executive

TAMMY WYNETTE ~1942-1998~
"The First Lady of Country Music"









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