Hall of Fame Members
Hall of Fame Class of 2023
Just announced: singer Patty Loveless, songwriter Bob McDill, and singer Tanya Tucker are joining the Country Music Hall of Fame. Election to the Country Music Hall of Fame is country music's highest honor, and new members are elected annually by an anonymous panel of industry leaders chosen by the Country Music Association (CMA).
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.”