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, AFF-USA.com.

photos by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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Brian Kelley Finds A Solo Home

Brian Kelley Finds A Solo Home

Earlier this year Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard announced that while Florida Georgia Line would continue, both guys would also be venturing out to do their own musical projects. As their FGL song “Long Live” is knocking on the door to number-1, Tyler is also climbing the chart with Tim McGraw and their duet “Undivided.”

Now, Brian is giving fans a taste of what’s to come with his solo project – he shared, “There’s a new kind of cowboy in town…who’s ready to ride this wave? Can’t wait for y’all to hear this new music.”

Brian also made some news in announcing that he’s partnering with Warner Music Nashville when it comes to any future solo projects he has, “I couldn’t be more grateful for everyone who has helped me on my journey to get here. I’m humbled to team up with Warner Music Nashville to take the music I’ve been dreamin’ and schemin’ up to the next level. This is just the beginning of a whole new adventure. My vision for what’s next is a vibe and state of mind – get ready to ride the wave with ya Beach Cowboy, y’all!”

Photo Credit: Ben Christensen