Hall of Fame Honors New Inductees

Vince Gill, Mel Tillis and legendary radio and TV personality Ralph Emery were officially inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame at the annual Medallion Ceremony, Sunday, Oct. 28.

Vince, one of the youngest inductees at age 50, noted that he was humbled by the presence of his songwriting idol Guy Clark along with Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell. During his segment, Vince performed with Emmylou on “Some Things Never Get Old.” Mel was honored by daughter Pam Tillis, who performed “Coca-Cola Cowboy,” Kenny Rogers, who sang Mel’s original tune “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town,” and Dierks Bentley, who reprised Mel’s hit, “I Ain’t Never.” Raul Malo, Ray Stevens and others performed songs in Ralph’s honor. The final portion of the ceremony featured the Hall members singing “Will the Circle Be Unbroken.”

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