George Strait, acclaimed musician Harold Bradley and the legendary Sonny James were named the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame during ceremonies in Nashville, Aug. 30.

The three inductees will be formally inducted during the CMA Awards telecast, Monday night, Nov. 6, on ABC at 8 p.m. ET. “I’m very honored, to say the least,” said George in a taped statement. “Without a doubt, this is the most special thing that’s ever happened and I don’t know how anything could top getting put in the Hall of Fame.” Harold Bradley has become the most recorded guitar player in history, backing legends like Patsy Cline, Roy Orbison and Tammy Wynette. Sonny received five CMA nominations during his career and once had a string of 16 No. 1 hits in a row from 1967–1971, including “Need You” and “A World of Our Own.”


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