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Who Hillbilly-Music.com
When January 4, 2009
Where Modesto, CA
What Hillbilly-Music.com Announces Results of Fan Voting for 2008 Country Music Hall of Fame
Released January 4, 2009
 

Early in 2008, the CMA announced the 2008 Country Music Hall of Fame inductees during their network television press conference. The class of 2008 Hall of Fame inductees included The Statler Brothers, Tom T. Hall and Emmy Lou Harris. However, we wanted to give the fans of hillbilly and traditional country music a chance to have their say as well.

All throughout the year, fans cast votes for who they would like to see inducted into the Country Music's hallowed halls. Not surprisingly, the fans leaned towards the older stars that were a part of an earlier era. The web site itself is basically a tribute to those early pioneers.

The Hillbilly-Music.com Top 25 Nominees
for the Country Music Hall of Fame
As Voted By The Fans

  1. Bobby Bare , Johnny Horton (tied)
  2. Skeeter Davis
  3. Dave Dudley
  4. Jean Shepard
  5. Slim Whitman
  6. Jimmy Wakely
  7. Ferlin Husky
  8. Tillman Franks
  9. Billy Walker
  10. Claude King
  11. Elton Britt
  12. Connie Smith
  13. Cowboy Copas
  14. John Lair
  15. Mac Wiseman
  16. Jim and Jesse McReynolds
  17. Dottie West
  18. Hank Williams Jr.
  19. Hawkshaw Hawkins
  20. Rex Griffin
  21. Stanley Brothers
  22. Tommy Collins
  23. Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper
  24. Wynn Stewart
  25. Bashful Brother Oswald

Fans also cast votes for the following artists, listed in alphabetical order including some artists and groups who are already in the Country Music Hall of Fame:

The Aaron Sisters
Trace Adkins
Rex Allen
Rosalie Allen
Ernie Ashworth
Chet Atkins
Boots Barnes
Mandy Barnett
Ed Beard
Bobbie Beard
Pappy Gube Beaver
Blue Sky Boys
The Bronco Busters
Jim Ed Brown
Ed Bruce
Vin Bruce
Sam Bush
Carl Butler
Pearl Butler
Jerry Byrd
Cackle Sisters (DeZurik Sisters)
Jack Cardwell
Archie Campbell
Cliff Carlisle
Fiddlin' John Carson
Martha Carson
June Carter
Ernie Chaffin
Harry Choates
Yodelin Slim Clark
Jack Clement
Hershul Clothier
Perry Como
Dick Curless
Ken Curtis
The Delmore Brothers
Dixie Chicks
Roy Drusky
Jimmy Lee Fautheree
Mario Fiore Sr
Nick Fiore
Flying Burrito Brothers
Tex Fletcher
Rosie Flores
Tillman Franks
Crystal Gayle
Girls Of The Golden West
Glaser Brothers
Vern Gosdin
Jack Guthrie
Merle Haggard
Buddy Harmon
Dayton Harp
Freddie Hart
Speedy Haworth
Bobby Heck
Cousin Herb Henson
Dolph Hewitt
Bobby Hicks
Goldie Hill
Jan Howard
Ferlin Huskey
Alan Jackson
Stonewall Jackson
Wanda Jackson
George Jones
Lee Jones
The Anita Kerr Singers
Bradley Kincaid
Verne Koenig
Doyle Lawson
Albert Lee
Brennen Leigh
Jerry Lee Lewis
Candy Lindell
Ernie Lindell
Hank Locklin
Bonnie Lou
Louvin Brothers
Frank Luther
Loretta Lynn
Nita Lynn
Maddox Brothers and Rose
Dean Martin
Grady Martin
Jimmy Martin
Al Martino
Billie Maxwell
Chuck Mayfield
Del McCoury
Luke McDaniels
Skeets McDonald
Reba McEntire
Jim and Jesse McReynolds
Bud Messner and Molly Darr
Emmett Miller
Ned Miller
Ronnie Milsap
Charlie Monroe
Patsy Montana
Montana Slim (Wilf Carter)
Moonshine Kate
Moore Brothers
Bob Moore
Bud Moore
John Moore
Carl (Squeakin' Deacon) Moore
Moon Mullican
Melvin Nellis
Ricky Nelson
Willie Nelson
Jimmy C.Newman
Roy Nichols
Walt Novack
Roy Orbison
Osborne Brothers
Overstake Sisters
Bonnie Owens
Don Owens
Ruby Owens
Frank Page
Gram Parsons
Dolly Parton
Minnie Pearl
Hank Penny
Carl Perkins
Charlie Poole
Elvis Presley
Ray Price
Charley Pride
Riley Puckett
Don Reno and Red Smiley
Tommy Riddle
LeAnn Rimes
Cowboy Slim Rinehart
Buck Ritchie
Kenny Roberts
Carson Robison
Al Rogers
Johnny Russell
Jeannie Seely
Lucille Starr
George Strait
Travis Swackhammer
Al Shade and Jean Romaine
The Shelton Brothers
Billy Sherrill
Ricky Skaggs
Carl Smith
Margo Smith
Hank Snow
Red Sovine
Roba Stanley
The Stanley Brothers
Ray Stevens
Gary Stewart
Pop Stoneman
Stringbean
Tom Tall
Jake Taylor
Graham Townsend
Randy Travis
Tanya Tucker
Western Aces
William H. Vann
Ricky Van Shelton
Gene Watson
Buck White and the Whites
Keith Whitley
Byron Whitman
Little Roy Wiggins
Wilburn Brothers
Doc and Chickie Williams
Leona Williams
Hank Williams Jr.
Lulu Belle and Scotty Wiseman
Bobby Wooten
Jimmy Work
Ginny Wright
Tammy Wynette
Dwight Yoakam
Faron Young

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