The Recording Academy® announces the newest additions to its legendary GRAMMY Hall Of Fame® collection. Established by The Academy’s National Trustees in 1973, the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame was created to honor recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old. With 30 new titles, the list currently totals 881 and is displayed at The GRAMMY Museum®.
This dynamic group of inductees range from the Beatles’ “Penny Lane” to the Jackson 5's “I’ll Be There.” Other recordings include Al Jolson’s “My Mammy,” the Marvelettes’ “Hey Mr. Postman,” Willie Nelson’s “On The Road Again,” the Original Broadway Cast recording of, Brigadoon, Prince & The Revolution’s Purple Rain, and Otis Redding’s “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long.” Other inductees with selections include Joan Baez, Mildred Bailey, Ray Charles, Jimmy Cliff, Fats Domino, Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra, Al Green, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Hank Williams With His Drifting Cowboys, among others. For more information about the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame visit www.grammy.com.
A few legendary country songs made the cut:
Hank Williams With His Drifting Cowboys
“ON THE ROAD AGAIN”
“STEEL GUITAR RAG”
Bob Willis & His Texas Playboys Featuring Leon McAuliffe