Brooks & Dunn, Ray Stevens, Jerry Bradley Inducted Into Country Music Hall Of Fame

Ronnie Dunn et al. playing guitars

The newest inductees for the Country Music Hall Of Fame have just been announced and they ARE:

– Brooks & Dunn: “Modern Era Artist” category

“It’s really hard to put into words how it feels to hear you’re going into the Country Music Hall of Fame,” said Kix Brooks. “When you’re a huge fan of Country Music, there’s nothing more humbling. My idols are on that wall in there – Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings – so to think that Ronnie and I are going to be placed beside those guys is probably one of the coolest things I could ever imagine happening. I’m not sure I’ll ever consider myself a peer because it’s not something that you think about…I just never even dreamed quite that big.”

“This means so much to us and I will be honored to accept it, but I still don’t think I’m ever gonna be able to believe it!” Ronnie Dunn added.

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– Ray Stevens: “Veterans Era Artist” category

“I am seldom at a loss for words but when they told me I was going to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, I was thoroughly caught by surprise,” said Stevens. “What a great honor to be included in the company of the people who are already members. When I heard the news, I was speechless and all I can say is, ‘It don’t get no better than this!’”

– Jerry Bradley: “Non-Performer” Category/music executive

“I am surprised and emotional knowing that I’ll be joining my dad and uncle in the Hall,” Bradley said. “I was glad that Sarah Trahern and Tom Collins came to my house to bring me the good news.”

quotes via, photo by Ed Rode/WireImage/Getty Images

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