CMA created the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1961 to recognize individuals for their outstanding contributions to the format with Country Music’s highest honor. Inductees are chosen by CMA’s Hall of Fame Panels of Electors, which consist of anonymous voters appointed by the CMA Board of Directors.
Members are inducted during a special Medallion Ceremony at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in the CMA Theater. During the Medallion Ceremony, friends and colleagues pay tribute to each inductee through words and song. Each inductees’ bronze plaque is unveiled that will be on display in the Museum’s rotunda.
Streaming Live: April 22, 2014 at 10:00 AM/CT from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Rotunda
Inductees will be announced in the (1) Modern Area category, (2) Veteran Era category and the category that rotates between Non-Performer, Recording and/or Touring Musician, and this year’s category, (3) Songwriter. To be eligible for the Modern Era Category, the inductee must have received national prominence more than 20 years ago. To be eligible for the Veteran Era Category, the inductee must have received national prominence more than 45 years ago.