Hall of Fame Members-Elect

Current Class

Congratulations, Hall of Fame Class of 2024

A steadfast force for traditionalism in country music, John Anderson has made an enduring impact with his down-home, instantly recognizable singing style and dozens of hits. Since the late 1950s, master guitarist James Burton has shaped hundreds of classic recordings—from Ricky Nelson and Merle Haggard to Elvis Presley and Emmylou Harris—with memorable licks and solos. One of the most popular artists of the last thirty years, Toby Keith wrote or co-wrote most of his material, sharing a perspective on life that was by turns tough, tender, and humorous in more than forty Top Ten hits.


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.”

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The Election Process

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Circle Guard

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Ceremonial Stole

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Rite of Remembrance

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