Tuesday, February 12, 2008
No surprises from the Potomac Primaries
So congrats to the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame.
From the Tennessean...
Tom T. Hall, Emmylou Harris, The Statler Brothers and Ernest V. "Pop" Stoneman will be the newest inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame, CMA officials announced Tuesday morning during a ceremony at the Hall of Fame and Museum.
Known to country fans as "The Storyteller," Hall helped bring about a new era in country songwriting with compositions including "Old Dogs, Children and Watermelon Wine" and "Harper Valley PTA." Harris has provided bridges to country's past and to its future during her 33-year career as a solo artist. The Statler Brothers fused gospel quartet and barbershop-style harmony singing and became one of country's most beloved vocal groups. And Stoneman was a patriarch of country music whose 1920s recordings were some of country's earliest and most important.