The Country Music Hall of Fame class of 2020 is a strong one.
Announced today, Dean Dillon, Hank Williams Jr. and Marty Stuart will be
Dillon, who has made a name for himself writing a TON of songs for George Strait, among others, will be inducted in the “Songwriter” category, which is awarded every three years. The category rotates with the “Recording and/or Touring Musician” and “Non-Performer” categories. Stuart will be inducted in the “Modern Era Artist” category and Hank Jr. will be inducted in the “Veterans Era Artist” category.
And while there is typically a press conference in the rotunda at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the inductees have shared their thoughts on the honor in a press release:
“I was just speechless… Trying to soak in the words that I had just heard. My life flashed before my eyes. You could’ve knocked me over with a feather.”
“It is the ultimate honor in Country Music. I’m so honored to be included in this class and I’m honored to be included alongside Hank Jr. and Dean Dillon. I love those people. To be officially inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame is beyond words. I’m usually not at a loss for words.”
Hank Williams Jr.
“Bocephus has been eyeing this one for awhile. It’s a bright spot during a difficult year.I have been making Top 10 records for 56 years. I fell off a mountain and tried to reinvent myself as a truly individual artist and one who stepped out of the shadows of a very famous man…one of the greatest. I’ve got to thank all those rowdy friends who, year after year, still show up for me. It’s an honor to carry on this family tradition. It is much appreciated.”
Like I mentioned before, typically a press conference is held at the museum, however in light of the pandemic still going on, those speeches will be made available online. More information on their formal induction will come at a later time as well.
Congrats to all of the inductees.
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