Case in point for me is your mention of Johnny Horton. I will never understand this deliberate snub from someone so deserving. I did read a few years ago, when I was trying to make sense of exactly what qualifications an artist needs to be considered. It was mentioned that if you were not a member of the "Grand Ole Opry" you would not be eligible. Johnny Horton was inducted only into the "Louisiana Hay Ride' . Ok, well that kind of made sense (but did not agree) until I read that in 2001, Homer and Jethro were inducted into the CMHF, despite not being members of the Opry and only having two top ten Country hits.
The question then becomes ..Are only pure Country artists considered.. which would make perfect sense to me.. after all it IS the Country Music Hall Of Fame. Well, I guess not according to an article I just read on-line. Quote .. "Even artists who may not primarily be identified as Country Music singers such as Elvis Presley, Brenda Lee and the Everly Brothers have been inducted".
The more I try to make sense in the selection process, the more disjointed this becomes.
I guess the 'icing on the cake' has to be Dolly Parton being recently inducted into the "Rock And Roll Hall of Fame" over her objections. Yeah, she was Country all the way.
Larry, could add to any of this that it would make sense. Thank you and confused ....
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