Wednesday, February 06, 2013

2013 Country Hall of Fame Nominees Leaked

Just like last year I'm getting this information from this website:
Fayfare's Opry Blog

That link leads to the complete post.

The most interesting category for some remains the Modern Era Ballot, described here as (Acts are eligible for induction in this category 20 years after they first achieved national prominence)

This year's nominees are:
Kenny Rogers
The Oak Ridge Boys
Ronnie Milsap
Ricky Skaggs
Alan Jackson

The first 3 names should be in by now, but just like the Rock Hall, the Country Hall is missing some important names.  And only 1 act from 3 categories get in:  Modern Era, Non-Performer and Veteran's, so it is indeed tough, which is why there's a backlog and controversy every year.  

Among the Modern Era names any of the Top 3 should be in.  Ricky Skaggs is a good choice for later years, and Alan Jackson has had a ton of hits, but why is he nominated before a Randy Travis or Dwight Yoakam or John Anderson.  All of those have been more influential.

Rock Hall followers take note:  The Country Hall nominating process is as confusing as any Hall.

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