The Country Music Hall of Fame just revealed the inductees for the 2020 class, which include Hank Williams, Jr., Marty Stuart, and songwriter Dean Dillon.
Williams is being honored as this year’s “Veterans Era Artist,” with the induction coming nearly 60 years after his father Hank Williams was inducted. “Bocephus has been eyeing this one for awhile,” Hank Jr. said in a statement. “It’s a bright spot during a difficult year.”
Meanwhile, Marty earns this year’s “Modern Era Artist” slot, sharing, “It is the ultimate honor in Country Music,” adding, “I’m so honored to be included in this class and I’m honored to be included alongside Hank Jr. and Dean Dillon. I love those people.” He notes, “To be officially inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame is beyond words. I’m usually not at a loss for words.”
Finally, Dillon is being inducted in this year’s “Songwriter” category, a slot that only comes up every three years. Dillon, already a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, is known for writing such George Strait songs as “The Chair,” “Ocean Front Property,” and “If I Know Me,” as well as Toby Keith’s “A Little Too Late” and more.
The Country Music Hall of Fame’s Medallion Ceremony is expected to happen sometime this year, although there’s no indication of how exactly it will happen in light of coronavirus restrictions.