Hall of Fame Members
Congratulations, Hall of Fame Class of 2023
Congratulations to Patty Loveless, Bob McDill, and Tanya Tucker—newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame. Loveless, McDill, and Tucker were awarded country music's highest honor in a special ceremony on Sunday, October 22.
Joyful Medallion Ceremony Welcomes Patty Loveless, Bob McDill, and Tanya Tucker into the Country Music Hall of Fame
Acclaimed vocalist Patty Loveless, master songwriter Bob McDill, and performing powerhouse Tanya Tucker were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday, October 22. The three honorees were celebrated as the 150th, 151st, and 152nd members of the Hall of Fame during its annual Medallion Ceremony, held at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s CMA Theater.
About the Medallion Ceremony
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s annual Medallion Ceremony honors the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame as they are formally inducted. The invitation-only event takes place in the Museum’s CMA Theater and is produced by the staff of the Museum. Friends, family, colleagues, and fellow Country Music Hall of Fame members honor the new inductees with tributes and songs. A Hall of Fame member inducts the member-elect by presenting the inductee with a commemorative medallion to be worn each time the membership gathers.
Bronze plaques bearing the inductees’ likenesses are unveiled for the first time during the ceremony before hanging permanently in the Museum’s Rotunda. Each inductee gives an acceptance speech. The remarks are always heartfelt, sometimes funny, and often emotional as the new members of the Hall of Fame reflect on their journeys to country music’s highest honor. The ceremony ends with everyone singing “Will the Circle Be Unbroken.”