Industry Pics: Country Music Hall of Fame Inductions

The 2016 Medallion Ceremony at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on Sunday, Oct.17, 2016. Photo: John Russell/CMA

The 2016 Medallion Ceremony at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on Sunday, Oct.17. Photo: John Russell/CMA

Charlie Daniels, Fred Foster, and Randy Travis were formally inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame Sunday night (Oct. 16) during the annual Medallion Ceremony at the CMA Theater at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in downtown Nashville.

Daniels was inducted in the “Veterans Era Artist” category, while Travis was inducted in the “Modern Era Artist” category. Foster was inducted in the “Non-Performer” category, which is awarded every third year in a rotation with the “Recording and/or Touring Musician Active Prior to 1980” and “Songwriter” categories.

The memorable evening included musical tributes to each inductee with performances by Trace Adkins, Garth Brooks, Brandy Clark, Alan Jackson, Jamey Johnson, Kris Kristofferson, Brad Paisley, Dolly Parton, and Trisha Yearwood.

Left, CMA Board President Sally Williams at the 2016 Medallion Ceremony at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on Sunday, Oct.17, 2016.

Pictured: CMA Board President Sally Williams (L) and MAC Presents’ Marcie Allen (R) at the 2016 Medallion Ceremony at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on Sunday, Oct.17. Photo: John Russell/CMA

 

The 2016 Medallion Ceremony at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on Sunday, Oct.17, 2016.

The 2016 Medallion Ceremony at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on Sunday, Oct.17. Photo: John Russell/CMA

 

Former CMA CEO Jo Walker Meador and CMA CEO Sarah Trahern at the 2016 Medallion Ceremony at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on Sunday, Oct.17, 2016.

Former CMA CEO and Country Music Hall of Fame member Jo Walker Meador (L) and CMA CEO Sarah Trahern (R) at the 2016 Medallion Ceremony at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on Sunday, Oct.17. Photo: John Russell/CMA

 

CMA Board member Jody Williams and Hall of Fame member Bobby Bare at the 2016 Medallion Ceremony at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on Sunday, Oct.17, 2016.

CMA Board member Jody Williams (L) and Hall of Fame member Bobby Bare (R) at the 2016 Medallion Ceremony at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on Sunday, Oct.17. Photo: John Russell/CMA

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