CMA Hall OF Fame Inductees
Ferlin Husky, Jimmy Dean, Don Williams and producer Billy Sherrill will be inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame in Nashville later this year.
Husky, a top-selling artist in the 1950s and 1960s, and Dean, known for hits like “Big Bad John,” will be inducted under the Veteran Era Artists category thanks to a tie in the voting. Both singers used television and film to bring country music to a wider audience.
Williams was one of the most popular country artists in the 1970s, with a string of hits including “My Best Friend,” “Love Me Tonight” and “Till the Rivers All Run Dry.” He was also named CMA male vocalist of the year in 1978.
Sherrill is ranked among Nashville’s greatest producers, shaping careers of artists including Tammy Wynette, George Jones and many others. He was also named songwriter of the century by BMI in 1999.