The Country Music Association will announce the induction class of 2022 for the Country Music Hall of Fame on Tuesday, May 17 at 10:00 a.m. Central from the Hall of Fame Rotunda. Hall of Famer inductees Brooks & Dunn will average the announcement and will probably be streamed stay on the CMA’s YouTube channel and right here on Saving Country Music (see under).

Usually introduced within the spring, there was some doubt as as to whether the CMA would delay the announcement till summer season this 12 months after the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the common rhythm of the method. The class of 2021 by The Judds, Ray Charles and musicians Eddie Bayers and Pete Drake was solely introduced on August 16, and so they weren’t formally inducted till May 1st.

At least three new candidates will likely be introduced in three totally different classes: 1) trendy period – Eligible for inclusion 20 years after first attaining “national prominence”. 2) Veteran Era – Eligible for inclusion 40 years after they first achieved “national prominence”. 3) Non-performer, songwriter, and recording and/or touring musician energetic earlier than 1980 – Rotates each 3 years.

With two musicians inducted in 2021 attributable to a tie, it will be a non-performer within the rotating class in 2022. Although this may very well be somebody culturally necessary to nation music, like journalist Chet Flippo’s Saving Country Music picks or attire maker Nudie Cohn’s, it is possible a label exec or somebody related within the nation music interior circle. Music.

Because the Country Music Hall of Fame course of is secret, we do not know who’s being thought of for induction. Saving Country Music’s predictions for the Modern Era embody Trisha Yearwood, Keith Whitley and Martina McBride. Veteran’s Era prediction contains Tanya Tucker, Jerry Lee Lewis, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers or Crystal Gayle.

For an entire have a look at potential 2022 Country Music Hall of Fame inductees, CLICK HERE.

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