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Jack Clement, Bobby Bare, Kenny Rogers to Country Music Hall of Fame

 John Russell / CMANashville, TN -- Two country vocalists known for powerful interpretations of story songs joined a free-spirited maverick who shined at nearly every creative aspect of the music business as the newest inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame during a star-studded, emotional Medallion Ceremony on October 27, 2013. Bobby Bare, Kenny Rogers and the late Jack Clement -- who died on August 8, four months after learning of his election into the Hall of Fame -- were feted with heartfelt testimonials and special performances of songs they made famous. The wide variety of artists paying tribute to the inductees underscored the crossover appeal and eclectic musical catalogs of the three men being honored.

Bobby Bare, “Cowboy” Jack Clement, Kenny Rogers to Country Music Hall of Fame

Bobby BareNASHVILLE – The Country Music Association announced today that Bobby Bare, “Cowboy” Jack Clement, and Kenny Rogers will become the newest members of the revered Country Music Hall of Fame. Rogers will be inducted in the “Modern Era Artist” category, while Bare will be inducted in the “Veterans Era Artist” category. Clement will be inducted in the “Non-Performer” category, which is awarded every third year in a rotation with the “Recording and/or Touring Musician Active Prior to 1980," and “Songwriter” categories. Bare, Clement, and Rogers will increase membership in the coveted Country Music Hall of Fame from 118 to 121 members.

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