Here are 2019's Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees!!

Brooks & Dunn after the CMA announced their induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
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By US 99

It's one of the greatest honors a country creator can receive: being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Broadcast live on the CMA's YouTube channel, those to receive this huge honor were announced:

Brooks & Dunn - Modern Era Artist Category

Brooks & Dunn (Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn) in concert at C.B. Smith Park in Pembroke Pines, Florida, January 26, 2019.
Kix Brooks, Ronnie Dunn, Brooks & Dunn. CMA Presents Country Music Hall Of Fame 2019 Inductee Ceremony at The Country Music Hall of Fame.
Before becoming a duo in 1990, both Kix Brooks & Ronnie Dunn were solo artists. The duo has 20 No.1 singles to their name, including "Boot Scootin' Boogie," which re-energized line dancing in the US as well as "Only in America," which both George W. Bush & Barack Obama used during their presidential campaigns. Brooks & Dunn have recently garnered renewed attention with the upcoming release of their collaboration album, Reboot. The album contains duets between Brooks & Dunn and the biggest artists of today, including: Kacey Musgraves, Brothers Osborne, Thomas Rhett, Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Brett Young, LANCO, Jon Pardi, Ashley McBryde, Cody Johnson, Midland & Tyler Booth. 

Jerry Bradley - Non-Performer Category

Jerry Bradley at the CMA Presents Country Music Hall Of Fame 2019 Inductee Ceremony at The Country Music Hall of Fame.

If you're familiar with those previously inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, then you are already familiar with the Bradley name. Both his father & uncle were already previously inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Jerry Bradley held a huge presence on Music Row for decades, operating in many different roles. He produced records for artists, was president of RCA Records for nearly a decade & was also the CMA Board President in 1975. It was Jerry Bradley who signed Alabama to RCA Records so many years ago & it's poetic that he now joins them in the Country Music Hall of Fame. 

Ray Stevens - Veterans Era Artist Category

Ray Stevens at the CMA Presents Country Music Hall Of Fame 2019 Inductee Ceremony at The Country Music Hall of Fame.

For over five decades Ray Stevens has been creating music in Nashville. First playing piano & later producing for Dolly Parton. Stevens even wrote songs just for her, including "Busy Signal," and "Don't Drop Out." He sang or played instruments on "hundreds" of albums for other artists, including Elvis Presley & Waylon Jennings. His best performing country hit was "Misty." 

Congratulations to all of these incredible creators!!!