Daniels, Travis & Foster to join Country Music Hall of Fame
By KRISTIN M. HALL Mar. 29, 2016 5:57 PM EDT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Fiddler Charlie Daniels, singer Randy Travis, and producer and label owner Fred Foster are joining the Country Music Hall of Fame.
The announcement was made Tuesday by the Hall of Fame and Museum, along with the Country Music Association, at a press conference in Nashville, Tennessee. They will be inducted during a ceremony later this year.
Travis, who is recovering from a stroke suffered in 2013, is a seven-time Grammy winner whose hits include “Forever and Ever, Amen” and “Three Wooden Crosses.” Travis, 56, spoke a few words at the press conference, saying “thank you” when he got a standing ovation from other Hall of Fame musicians and music industry executives.
Travis was inducted in the modern artist category. He broke out as a singer on his 1986 album, “Storms of Life,” which was the first of six straight platinum certifications. He also had an acting career in the 1990s, appearing in dozens of films and television roles.
Daniels, 79, who was inducted in the veteran artist category, is a multi-instrumentalist best…[read more…]