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    Mon, 18 May 2009 12:08:02

    Country Music Hall of Fame Holds Annual Induction Ceremony - With Barbara Mandrell, Roy Clark and more

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    • Barbara Mandrell - NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 27: Barbara Mandrell arrives and greets fans at the 2013 Country Music Hall of Fame Medallion ceremony at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on October 27, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee.
    • Barbara Mandrell - NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 27: Barbara Mandrell arrives and greets fans at the 2013 Country Music Hall of Fame Medallion ceremony at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on October 27, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee.
    • Barbara Mandrell - NASHVILLE, TN - MAY 02:  (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Country singer Barbara Mandrell speaks at the funeral service for George Jones at The Grand Ole Opry on May 2, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. Jones passed away on April 26, 2013 at the age of 81.

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    The Country Music Hall of Fame celebrated the careers of Barbara Mandrell, Roy Clark and Charlie McCoy in Nashville on Sunday night. In an introduction, the Country Music Association's chief executive officer, Tammy Genovese, said, "All three of tonight's inductees looked at the way country music was presented on television and said, 'We can make this even better. We can present country music to a mainstream audience with respect, love and humor.'"

    Humor like the type presented on Hee Haw, which was co-hosted by Clark and musically directed by McCoy. As for Mandrell, she appeared on Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters with Louise and Irlene Mandrell. Her father Irby—who died this past March at the age of 84—also managed her.

    "It is his name, Mandrell, that I am blessed to have," she said in an acceptance speech, "and it's the gracious loving public and the fans that made that name known and made it become popular. So tonight I thank you with my entire being for putting my and my Daddy's name into the Hall of Fame."

    While Reba McEntire helped induct Mandrell, Garth Brooks, Alison Krauss and more appeared throughout the night to pay tribute to the three country legends.

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff
    05.18.09



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