Medallion Ceremony: October 25, 2015
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Two groundbreaking vocal groups with drastically different styles joined a fabled studio session musician as the newest inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame during a star-studded, emotional Medallion Ceremony on October 25, 2015. Considered country music’s most prestigious event, the ceremony is the official induction of new Hall of Fame members.
Jim Ed Brown and the Browns, the Oak Ridge Boys and studio session great Grady Martin were feted with heartfelt testimonials and memorable performances of songs they made famous or, in Martin’s case, that he provided signature instrumental parts for on countless classic songs. The artists paying tribute varied widely in ages, backgrounds, and styles, which underscored the eclectic nature and crossover appeal of the musical contributions of the artists being honored.