Charlie Daniels, Fred Foster and Randy Travis Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame Read more: Charlie Daniels, Fred Foster and Randy Travis Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame

unnamed 1Three visionary iconoclasts, whose creative skills altered the direction of commercial country music, were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame during a star-studded, profoundly emotional Medallion Ceremony on October 16, 2016.

Country rock pioneer Charlie Daniels; music producer, publisher and Monument Records founder Fred Foster; and neo-traditional singer Randy Travis were feted with heartfelt testimonials, tearful speeches and memorable performances of songs they helped make famous. The artists paying tribute crossed generations and styles, underscoring the eclectic nature and groundbreaking stature of the three men being inducted.

As different as the honorees’ music and backgrounds are, the night’s speakers repeatedly pointed out that they all emerged from the state of North Carolina. “These three Tar Heels came to Tennessee and created music that enriched our lives and enhanced our culture,” said Kyle Young, CEO of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. “We are better for their presence and for their talents, and we are proud to hang their plaques in the Hall of Fame Rotunda.”

The annual Medallion Ceremony, held in the museum’s CMA Theater, pays tribute to the inductees by celebrating their stories with speeches, live musical tributes and original video biographies that draw on historic photos, interviews and performances culled from materials lovingly collected, stored and digitized in the museum’s Frist Library and Archives. The ceremony conveys the unique talents, personalities, histories and stories of each new Hall of Fame member and highlights why each inductee deserves the prestigious honor.

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LUKE BRYAN ANNOUNCED TO JOIN CHRIS STAPLETON, KID ROCK, LARRY THE CABLE GUY AND TRAVIS TRITT AS PART OF CHARLIE DANIELS 80TH BIRTHDAY VOLUNTEER JAM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 29, 2016) – Country superstar Luke Bryan will be joining Chris Stapleton, Kid Rock, Larry The Cable Guy, and Travis Tritt to celebrate with Charlie Daniels at his 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam on November 30 at Bridgestone Arena.

Bryan, one of the biggest names in country music known for hits like “Country Girl (Shake It For Me),” “Drunk on You,” “Play It Again” and more will join Daniels on stage for what will be remembered as one of the best Volunteer Jams to date. Tickets for the much anticipated event are on sale now at all Ticketmaster locations and the Bridgestone Arena Box Office. Ticket prices start at $25.00.

Joining Volunteer Jam for the first time is Cox Media Group’s Rare Country who has signed on as an official media sponsor. RareCountry.com will provide in-depth coverage of the event, including backstage artist interviews, performance footage, and more.

“Rare Country is proud to stand alongside Charlie as he celebrates his 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam,” said Laurissa Phillips, GM, Rare Country. “This year’s incredible performance lineup is a testament to Charlie’s legendary status both on and off the stage. We look forward to providing Rare Country fans with unparalleled access to this epic event.”

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