List of Country Music Hall of Fame inductees

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This is a list of the 146 inductees to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, as of 2021, counting groups as a single inductee. Of these, 14 inductions are solo female performers. Roy Rogers is unique in that he was inducted twice: in 1980 as a member of the Sons of the Pioneers and again in 1988 as a solo artist.

1960s[edit]

Inductees in the 1960s
Image Inductee Year Birth date Death date Notes
Jimmie Rodgers in 1931.jpg Jimmie Rodgers 1961 September 8, 1897 May 26, 1933 Singer-songwriter and musician
Fred Rose 1961 August 24, 1898 December 1, 1954 Songwriter and music publisher
Hank Williams Promotional Photo.jpg Hank Williams 1961 September 17, 1923 January 1, 1953 Singer-songwriter
Roy Acuff 1950.JPG Roy Acuff 1962 September 15, 1903 November 23, 1992 Singer-songwriter and music publisher. The first living inductee.
Tex Ritter 1966.JPG Tex Ritter 1964 January 12, 1905 January 2, 1974 Singer and actor
Ernest Tubb publicity portrait - Cropped.jpg Ernest Tubb 1965 February 9, 1914 September 6, 1984 Singer-songwriter
Eddie Arnold 1969.JPG Eddy Arnold 1966 May 15, 1918 May 8, 2008 Singer-songwriter, actor and TV host
James R. "Jim" Denny 1966 February 28, 1911 August 27, 1963 Music executive
George D. Hay 1966 November 9, 1895 May 8, 1968 Inventor and promoter
Uncle Dave Macon Billboard.jpg Uncle Dave Macon 1966 October 7, 1870 March 22, 1952 Entertainer and musician
Red Foley Billboard 2.jpg Red Foley 1967 June 17, 1910 September 19, 1968 Singer, musician, actor, radio and TV Host
J.L. (Joe) Frank 1967 April 15, 1900 May 4, 1952 Music executive
Jim Reeves 1967 August 20, 1923 July 31, 1964 Singer, songwriter, actor, TV & radio Personality, disc jockey, pioneer of the Nashville sound
Stephen H. Sholes 1967 February 12, 1911 April 22, 1968 Music executive
Bob Wills photograph - Cropped.jpg Bob Wills 1968 March 6, 1905 May 13, 1975 Musician and songwriter
Gene Autry.JPG Gene Autry 1969 September 29, 1907 October 2, 1998 Singer and actor

1970s[edit]

Inductees in the 1970s
Image Inductee Year Birth date Death date Notes
Carter Family 1927.jpg The Carter Family 1970 A. P. Carter (December 15, 1891)
Sara Carter (July 21, 1898)
Maybelle Carter (May 10, 1909)
A. P. (November 7, 1960)
Sara (January 8, 1979)
Maybelle (October 23, 1978)
Singers
MonroeBrothers.jpg Bill Monroe 1970 September 13, 1911 September 9, 1996 Singer and pioneer of Bluegrass music (shown left in the photo)
Art Satherley 1971 October 19, 1889 February 10, 1986 Music executive
Jimmie Davis 1962.jpg Jimmie Davis 1972 September 11, 1899 November 5, 2000 Singer-songwriter, governor of Louisiana
Chet Atkins.jpg Chet Atkins 1973 June 20, 1924 June 30, 2001 Musician and record producer
Patsy Cline II.jpg Patsy Cline 1973 September 8, 1932 March 5, 1963 Singer
Owen Bradley 1974 October 21, 1915 January 7, 1998 Record producer
Pee Wee King 1944.jpg Pee Wee King 1974 February 18, 1914 March 7, 2000 Singer-songwriter
Minnie Pearl 1975 October 25, 1912 March 4, 1996 Comedian
Paul Cohen 1976 November 10, 1908 April 1, 1970 Record producer
Kitty Wells.jpg Kitty Wells 1976 August 30, 1919 July 16, 2012 Singer
Merle Travis 1977 November 29, 1917 October 20, 1983 Musician and songwriter
Grandpa Jones 1978 October 20, 1913 February 19, 1998 Musician and comedian
Hubert Long 1979 December 3, 1923 September 7, 1972 Music executive
Hanksnowpromoimage.jpg Hank Snow 1979 May 9, 1914 December 20, 1999 Singer-Songwriter

1980s[edit]

Inductees in the 1980s
Image Inductee Year Birth date Death date Notes
JohnnyCash1969.jpg Johnny Cash 1980 February 26, 1932 September 12, 2003 Singer-songwriter and TV personality
Connie B. Gay 1980 August 22, 1914 December 3, 1989 Music executive
Sons of the Pioneers 1980 Roy Rogers (November 5, 1911)
Bob Nolan (April 1, 1908)
Lloyd Perryman (January 29, 1917)
Tim Spencer (July 13, 1908)
Hugh Farr (December 6, 1903)
Karl Farr (April 29, 1909)
Rogers (July 6, 1998)
Nolan (June 16, 1980)
Perryman (May 31, 1977)
Spencer (April 26, 1974)
H. Farr (March 17, 1980)
K. Farr (September 20, 1961)
Singers. Rogers was later inducted as a solo artist in 1988, which made him the only person inducted twice.
Vernon Dalhart 01.jpg Vernon Dalhart 1981 April 6, 1883 September 14, 1948 Singer
Grant Turner 1981 May 17, 1912 October 19, 1991 Announcer
Lefty Frizzell Columbia publicity - cropped.jpg Lefty Frizzell 1982 March 31, 1928 July 19, 1975 Singer-songwriter
Roy Horton 1982 November 5, 1914 September 23, 2003 Music executive
Marty Robbins 1966.JPG Marty Robbins 1982 September 26, 1925 December 8, 1982 Singer-songwriter
Little Jimmy Dickens 1971.JPG Little Jimmy Dickens 1983 December 19, 1920 January 2, 2015 Singer
Ralph Peer 1984 May 22, 1892 January 19, 1960 Music executive
Floyd Tillman 1984 December 8, 1914 August 22, 2003 Singer-songwriter
Earl Scruggs 2005.JPG Flatt and Scruggs 1985 Lester Flatt (June 19, 1914)
Earl Scruggs (January 6, 1924)
Flatt (May 11, 1979)
Scruggs (March 28, 2012)
Singers, musicians
Benjamin Francis Ford-Duke of Paducah.JPG The Duke of Paducah (Whitey Ford) 1986 May 12, 1901 June 20, 1986 Entertainer
Wesley Rose 1965.jpg Wesley Rose 1986 February 11, 1918 April 26, 1990 Music executive
Rod Brasfield 1987 August 22, 1910 September 12, 1958 Comedian
Loretta Lynn.jpg Loretta Lynn 1988 April 14, 1932 Singer-songwriter
Roy Rogers in The Carson City Kid.jpg Roy Rogers 1988 November 5, 1911 July 6, 1998 Singer and celebrity. Only person inducted twice. Previously inducted with Sons of the Pioneers in 1980.
Jack Stapp 1989 December 8, 1912 December 20, 1980 Music executive
Cliffie Stone 1989 March 1, 1917 January 17, 1998 Music executive
Hank Thompson 1966.JPG Hank Thompson 1989 September 3, 1925 November 6, 2007 Singer-songwriter

1990s[edit]

Inductees in the 1990s
Image Inductee Year Birth date Death date Notes
Tennessee Ernie Ford 1957.JPG Tennessee Ernie Ford 1990 February 13, 1919 October 17, 1991 Singer, cross-genre personality
Felice and Boudleaux Bryant 1991 Boudleaux (February 13, 1920)
Felice (August 7, 1925)
Boudleaux (June 25, 1987)
Felice (April 22, 2003)
Songwriters
George JonesCFF.JPG George Jones 1992 September 12, 1931 April 26, 2013 Singer-songwriter
Frances Preston 1992 August 27, 1934 June 13, 2012 Music executive
Willie Nelson at Farm Aid 2009.jpg Willie Nelson 1993 April 30, 1933 Singer-songwriter, actor
Merle Haggard in 1971.jpg Merle Haggard 1994 April 6, 1937 April 6, 2016 Singer-songwriter
Roger Miller 1975.jpg Roger Miller 1995 January 2, 1936 October 25, 1992 Singer-Songwriter and Cross-genre personality
Jo Walker-Meador 1995 February 16, 1924 August 16, 2017 Music executive
Patsy Montana Billboard.jpg Patsy Montana 1996 October 30, 1908 May 3, 1996 Singer
Buck Owens.jpg Buck Owens 1996 August 12, 1929 March 25, 2006 Singer-Songwriter, TV Personality
Ray Price publicity portrait cropped.jpg Ray Price 1996 January 12, 1926 December 16, 2013 Singer
Harlan Howard 1997 September 8, 1927 March 3, 2002 Songwriter
Brenda Lee 1977.JPG Brenda Lee 1997 December 11, 1944 Singer and cross-genre personality
Cindy Walker 1997 July 20, 1918 March 23, 2006 Songwriter
George Morgan 1998 June 28, 1924 July 7, 1975 Singer
Elvis Presley promoting Jailhouse Rock.jpg Elvis Presley 1998 January 8, 1935 August 16, 1977 Singer and cross-genre personality
E.W. "Bud" Wendell 1998 August 17, 1927 Music executive
Tammy Wynette.JPG Tammy Wynette 1998 May 5, 1942 April 6, 1998 Singer-Songwriter
Johnny Bond 1999 June 1, 1915 June 12, 1978 Singer-songwriter, comedian, actor, Radio Personality, author
Dolly Parton accepting Liseberg Applause Award 2010 portrait.jpg Dolly Parton 1999 January 19, 1946 Singer-songwriter, cross-genre personality, businesswoman, TV personality, author, philanthropist, and actress
Conway Twitty 1974.JPG Conway Twitty 1999 September 1, 1933 June 5, 1993 Singer-songwriter

2000s[edit]

Inductees in the 2000s
Image Inductee Year Birth date Death date Notes
Charley-Pride 1981.JPEG Charley Pride 2000 March 18, 1934 December 12, 2020 Singer
Faron Young.png Faron Young 2000 February 25, 1932 December 10, 1996 Singer
Bill Anderson - 2017 01.jpg Bill Anderson 2001 November 1, 1937 Singer-songwriter
The Delmore Brothers 2001 Alton (December 25, 1908)
Rabon (December 3, 1916)
Alton (June 9, 1964)
Rabon (December 4, 1952)
Singers
Everly Brothers 1970.JPG The Everly Brothers 2001 Don (February 1, 1937)
Phil (January 19, 1939)
Don (August 21, 2021)
Phil (January 3, 2014)
Singers and cross-genre personalities
Don Gibson.png Don Gibson 2001 April 3, 1928 November 17, 2003 Singer-songwriter
Homer and Jethro.jpg Homer and Jethro 2001 Henry D. "Homer" Haynes (July 27, 1920)
Kenneth C. "Jethro" Burns (March 10, 1920)
Homer (August 7, 1971)
Jethro (February 4, 1989)
Singers and comedians
Waylon Jennings RCA cropped.jpg Waylon Jennings 2001 June 15, 1937 February 13, 2002 Singer-songwriter and outlaw country pioneer
Elvis Presley and the Jordanaires 1957.jpg The Jordanaires 2001 Gordon Stoker (August 3, 1924)
Neal Matthews Jr. (October 26, 1929)
Hoyt Hawkins (March 31, 1927)
Ray Walker (March 16, 1934)
Stoker (March 27, 2013)
Matthews (April 21, 2000)
Hawkins (October 27, 1982)
Singers and backing vocalists
Don law (public domain).jpg Don Law 2001 February 24, 1902 December 20, 1982 Music executive
The Louvin Brothers 2001 Ira Louvin (April 21, 1924)
Charlie Louvin (July 7, 1927)
Ira (June 20, 1965)
Charlie (January 26, 2011)
Singers and songwriters
Ken Nelson 2001 January 19, 1911 January 6, 2008 Record producer
Sam Phillips 2001 January 5, 1923 July 30, 2003 Record producer
Webb Pierce.jpg Webb Pierce 2001 August 8, 1921 February 24, 1991 Singer-Songwriter
Bill Carlisle 2002 December 19, 1908 March 17, 2003 Singer
Porter wagoner 1999.jpg Porter Wagoner 2002 August 12, 1927 October 28, 2007 Singer-songwriter and TV personality
Floyd Cramer (1965).jpg Floyd Cramer 2003 October 27, 1933 December 31, 1997 Musician
Carl Smith 2003 March 15, 1927 January 16, 2010 Singer
Jim Foglesong 2004 July 26, 1922 July 9, 2013 Music executive
Kristofferson - 78.jpg Kris Kristofferson 2004 June 22, 1936 Singer-songwriter, actor
Alabama 2005 Randy Owen (December 13, 1949)
Jeff Cook (August 27, 1949)
Teddy Gentry (January 22, 1952)
Mark Herndon (May 11, 1955)
Band
DeFord Bailey.JPG DeFord Bailey 2005 December 14, 1899 July 2, 1982 Musician
Glen Campbell 1967.JPG Glen Campbell 2005 April 22, 1936 August 8, 2017 Singer, musician, actor, and television host.
Harold Bradley 2006 January 2, 1926 January 31, 2019 Musician
Sonny James.png Sonny James 2006 May 1, 1929 February 22, 2016 Singer-songwriter
George Strait 2014 1.jpg George Strait 2006 May 18, 1952 Singer
Ralph Emery 2007 March 10, 1933 Radio and TV personality
Vince Gill 2007 April 12, 1957 Singer-songwriter and musician
Mel Tillis.jpg Mel Tillis 2007 August 8, 1932 November 19, 2017 Singer-songwriter
Tom T. Hall.png Tom T. Hall 2008 May 25, 1936 August 20, 2021 Singer-songwriter
Emmylouharrissf2005.jpg Emmylou Harris 2008 April 2, 1947 Singer-songwriter
The Statler Brothers 2008 Harold Reid (August 21, 1939)
Don Reid (June 5, 1945)
Phil Balsley (August 8, 1939)
Lew DeWitt (March 12, 1938)
Jimmy Fortune (March 11, 1955)
DeWitt (August 15, 1990)
Harold Reid (April 24, 2020)
Vocal Group
Ernest Stoneman 2008 May 25, 1893 June 14, 1968 Singer, songwriter, and musician
WIKI ROY CLARK.jpg Roy Clark 2009 April 15, 1933 November 15, 2018 Singer, musician, and TV personality
Barbara Mandrell 2009 December 25, 1948 Singer, musician, TV personality
Charlie McCoy03.JPG Charlie McCoy 2009 March 28, 1941 Musician

2010s[edit]

Inductees in the 2010s
Image Inductee Year Birth date Death date Notes
Jimmy Dean 1966.JPG Jimmy Dean 2010 August 10, 1928 June 13, 2010 Singer, actor, business owner, and TV personality
Ferlin Husky 1962.JPG Ferlin Husky 2010 December 3, 1925 March 17, 2011 Singer and songwriter
Billy Sherrill 2010 November 5, 1936 August 4, 2015 Record producer and songwriter
Don Williams 2010 May 27, 1939 September 8, 2017 Singer-songwriter
Bobby Braddock 2011 August 5, 1940 Songwriter, record producer
Reba McEntire 2011 March 28, 1955 Singer, actress
Jean Shepard 2011 November 21, 1933 September 25, 2016 Singer
Garth Brooks 2012 February 7, 1962 Singer and songwriter
Hargus "Pig" Robbins 2012 January 18, 1938 Musician
Connie Smith Opry 2.jpg Connie Smith 2012 August 14, 1941 Singer
KennyRogers0042-rededit.jpg Kenny Rogers 2013 August 21, 1938 March 20, 2020 Singer, songwriter, actor, and cross-genre personality
Bobby Bare 1973.JPG Bobby Bare 2013 April 7, 1935 Singer and songwriter
Jack Clement.jpg "Cowboy" Jack Clement 2013 April 5, 1931 August 8, 2013 Musician, songwriter, and record producer
Hank Cochran.jpg Hank Cochran 2014 August 2, 1935 July 15, 2010 Singer and songwriter
Mac Wiseman 2008.jpg Mac Wiseman 2014 May 23, 1925 February 24, 2019 Singer, songwriter, radio personality, record producer, and guitarist
Ronnie Milsap 2014 January 16, 1943 Singer and pianist
Jim Ed Brown and The Browns 2015 Jim Ed Brown (April 1, 1934)
Maxine Brown (April 27, 1931)
Bonnie Brown (July 31, 1938)
June 11, 2015
January 21, 2019
July 16, 2016
Singer, TV presenter, and radio personality (Jim Ed)
Vocal group (The Browns). Jim Ed Brown was inducted in early June due to declining health and shortly before his death.
The Oak Ridge Boys 2015 Duane Allen (April 29, 1943)
Joe Bonsall (May 18, 1948)
William Lee Golden (January 12, 1939)
Richard Sterban (April 24, 1943)
Vocal group. The Oak Ridge Boys have had multiple members during their existence; the current members were the ones so honored.
Grady Martin 2015 January 17, 1929 December 3, 2001 Musician
Fred Foster 2016 July 26, 1931 February 20, 2019 Record producer and music executive
Charlie Daniels at Louisville Waterfront Park, Kentucky, April 29, 2009.jpg Charlie Daniels 2016 October 28, 1936 July 6, 2020 Singer, songwriter, and musician
Randy Travis 2007.jpg Randy Travis 2016 May 4, 1959 Singer and songwriter
AlanJacksonApr10.jpg Alan Jackson 2017 October 17, 1958 Singer and songwriter
Jerry Reed cropped.jpg Jerry Reed 2017 March 20, 1937 September 1, 2008 Singer, songwriter, actor, and musician
Don Schlitz 2017 August 29, 1952 Songwriter
Ricky Skaggs in May 2016 (cropped).jpg Ricky Skaggs 2018 July 18, 1954 Singer, songwriter, and musician
Dottie West--1977 Cropped.jpg Dottie West 2018 October 11, 1932 September 4, 1991 Singer, songwriter, actress, and musician
Gimble.jpg Johnny Gimble 2018 May 30, 1926 May 9, 2015 Musician (fiddle)
Brooks & Dunn 2019 Ronnie Dunn (June 1, 1953)
Kix Brooks (May 12, 1955)

Singer-songwriters, musicians (Kix Brooks, Ronnie Dunn)
Radio personality (Kix Brooks)
Ray Stevens 2019 January 24, 1939 Singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, music arranger, comedian, and TV/video personality
Jerry Bradley 2019 January 30, 1940 Record producer, record label executive

2020s[edit]

Inductees in the 2020s
Image Inductee Year Birth date Death date Notes
Dean Dillon 2020 March 26, 1955 Songwriter
Marty Stuart 2020 September 30, 1958 Singer, songwriter, musician, television host, and country music historian
Hank Williams Jr. 2020 May 26, 1949 Singer-songwriter and musician
Eddie Bayers 2021 January 28, 1949 Drummer
Ray Charles 2021 September 23, 1930 June 10, 2004 Singer-songwriter, pianist, and composer
Pete Drake 2021 October 8, 1932 July 29, 1988 Steel guitarist
The Judds 2021 Wynonna Judd (May 30, 1964)
Naomi Judd (January 11, 1946)
Vocal duo

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