Ricky Skaggs, Dottie West enter Country Music Hall of Fame
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Bluegrass and country star Ricky Skaggs, singer Dottie West and fiddler Johnny Gimble are the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame.
The three artists were inducted Sunday at the Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee, in a ceremony featuring performances from Garth Brooks, Chris Stapleton, Connie Smith and Dierks Bentley.
Today's look back at country music >>
1980 - Kenny Rogers and songs he recorded grab seven Grammy nominations, with "The Gambler" up for Record of the Year. Rogers' producer, Larry Butler, is nominated for Producer of the Year
Today's look back at country music >>>
1947 - Minnie Pearl, Roy Acuff, Ernest Tubb and Rosalie Allen headline the first country music show at New York's Carnegie Hall. Tickets range from $1.20-$3.60
1965 - Connie Smith and Bob Luman join the Grand Ole Opry
1971 - Tom T. Hall checks in at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "The Year That Clayton Delaney Died"
It's almost like one of those "Where's Waldo?" books, when you find the man in the funny cap on every page in every location in every situation. The subtitle of Whisperin' Bill Anderson's new book, "An Unprecedented Life in Country Music," is not hyperbole. You find Whisperin' Bill grooming country legend Connie Smith, singing to the disco beat, acting on the set of "One Life to Live," co-writing Anna Nicole Smith's favorite song and giving Taylor Swift her first opportunity to sing in public.