Country Music Hall of Fame Welcomes New Members Brooks & Dunn, Ray Stevens & Jerry Bradley in Star-Studded Ceremony [Photo Gallery]

Country Music Hall of Fame Welcomes New Members Brooks & Dunn, Ray Stevens & Jerry Bradley in Star-Studded Ceremony [Photo Gallery]

Ray Stevens, Jerry Bradley and Brooks & Dunn were formally inducted in the Country Music Hall of Fame during a star-studded medallion ceremony on Oct. 20 at the CMA Theater.

A number of current Hall of Fame members were on hand for the celebration, including Charley Pride, Randy Travis, Reba McEntire, Charlie Daniels, Ricky Skaggs, Garth Brooks and more. Additional artists included Travis Tritt, Luke Bryan, Brothers Osborne, Trisha Yearwood, Old Crow Medicine Show and more.

During the celebration, a handful of artists paid tribute to each new member before the inductee was presented with their medallion.

Ray Stevens

  • Ricky Skaggs and Justin Moses performed “Misty”
  • Keith Bilbrey and James Gregory performed “The Streak”
  • The McCrary Sisters performed “Everything Is Beautiful”
  • Medallion Presentation: Ralph Emery

Jerry Bradley

  • Marty Stuart and Travis Tritt performed “Good Hearted Woman”
  • Yola performed “Jolene”
  • Old Crow Medicine Show with Molly Tuttle and Jerry Pendergrast performed “Dixieland Delight”
  • Medallion Presentation: Bud Wendell

Brooks & Dunn

  • Brothers Osborne performed “Brand New Man”
  • Luke Bryan performed “Red Dirt Road”
  • Trisha Yearwood performed “Believe”
  • Medallion Presentation: Reba McEntire

The ceremony concluded with a performance of “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” featuring Reba and the McCrary Sisters.

Check out our photo gallery from the night’s festivities, courtesy of Tammie Arroyo,

photos by Tammie Arroyo,

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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

Photo Credit: Jeff Johnson