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Each year, the Country Music Academy only picks three artists to join the Hall of Fame. The class of 2020 ceremony will come at a later date, but today, the newest inductees can be celebrated.


Hank Williams Jr., Marty Stuart and Songwriter Dean Dillon are the latest stars to join the Hall of Fame. Each inductee is deserving in their own regard - Stuart gained fame with "Hillbilly Rock" and Williams with "I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive". Dillon also famously wrote George Strait's "Nobody in His Right Mind Would've Left Her".

Hank Williams Jr. has been making Top Ten records since the 1960's, and his time finally has finally come for the Hall of Fame. Williams is being inducted in the "veterans era artist" category, Stuart will be inducted in the "modern era artist" category and Dillon was selected in the "songwriter" category. Dillon has written over 50 songs for George Straight, and Stuart recently gained recognition starring in Ken Burns' "Country Music" series. Stuart shared in a statement:

"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."

Although there won't be an in person ceremony this year, the medallions will be given at a later date. Congrats to the new members-elect!

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