Among the many honors bestowed upon country artists today, the one honor that speaks of longevity and success more than any other is to be inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame. If you ever get a chance to see the Hall Of Fame in Nashville, make a point of stopping by. It's well worth the time and effort to see this shrine to country music, both past and present.

 
The Country Music Association has announced Garth Brooks, Connie Smith and Hargus “Pig” Robbins as the three newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame. Brooks will be inducted in the “Modern Era Artist” category, while Smith will be inducted in the “Veterans Era Artist” category. Robbins will be inducted in the “Recording and/or Touring Musician Active Prior to 1980” category. Brooks told attendees at the Tuesday morning press conference that he’s “astounded and honored” to be included. CMT Daily Roundup reports Garth as saying, “This is a wonderful day...a day of joy, a day of honor. I still can’t believe it. It’s kind of a funny day ‘cause you mix it with a lot of humbleness...guilt...for being here among these names.” Induction ceremonies for all three will take place at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum later this year. 
 
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