Medallion Ceremony Photo Spread

The Country Music Association created the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1961 to recognize noteworthy individuals for their outstanding contributions to the format with Country Music’s highest honor. Last night (5/22), the Medallion Ceremony officially inducting Bobby Braddock, Reba McEntire, and Jean Shepard was held at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in downtown Nashville. Complete coverage of the evening is available exclusively to MusicRow subscribers here.

Photos: John Russell / CMA

(L-R): Chairman of the Country Music Foundation Board of Directors, Steve Turner; Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Director, Kyle Young; 2011 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Jean Shepard; 2011 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Bobby Braddock; 2011 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Reba McEntire; and CMA Chief Executive Officer, Steve Moore.

(L-R): President-Elect of the CMA Board of Directors and President and Chief Operating Officer of SESAC, Pat Collins; 2011 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Jean Shepard; CMA Chief Executive Officer, Steve Moore.

(L-R): Chairman of the CMA Board of Directors and Senior Vice President, Media and Entertainment for Gaylord Entertainment, Steve Buchanan; CMA Board member and Shop Keeper Management's Marion Kraft; reigning CMA Female Vocalist of the Year, Miranda Lambert; and CMA Chief Executive Officer, Steve Moore.

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