Kenny Rogers in Country music Hall of Fame
Kenny Rogers, Bobby Bare and the late Jack Clement have been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame at its museum in Nashville. The trio was honoured for their influence on modern Country music at the ceremony attended by Garth Brooks, Kris Kristofferson and Barry Gibb.
Rogers, 75, whose hits include “Lucille” and “Islands in the Stream”, called it the “culmination” of his career.
Bare, 78, said of his induction, “It means that I will forever be referred to as a hall of famer. It sounds real good.”
Fellow inductee Clement died from liver cancer in August this year at 82, but he had found out five months earlier that he would be honoured.
He was inducted as a producer, songwriter and performer, having penned some of Johnny Cash's early hits and been responsible for the famous mariachi horns on Ring of Fire, which was performed at the ceremony.