Congrats Cowboy Jack Clement, Bobby Bare, Kenny Rogers
Jeffrey Remz | April 11, 2013
Cowboy Jack Clement, Bobby Bare and Kenny Rogers received the highest honor possible from the country music community on Wednesday - they're going to be joining the Country Music Hall of Fame.
(l to r): Bobby Bare, Cowboy Jack Clement and Kenny Rogers
It doesn't get better than that. To be recognized in perpetuity for your work in something you (presumably) loved doing, well, what a tremendous honor.
As Bare said at the press conference at the Hall of Fame announcing the honor, "This is big - an honor and the validation of a dream, totally unexpected. Now I'll be famous forever."
Not that fame is the be all and end all. It isn't, of course, but it's pretty cool going to the Country Music Hall of Fame in downtown Nashville and seeing the plaques of the soon to be 121 members hanging on the wall.
Bare is the newest inductee to the "Veterans Era Artist" category, while Rogers will be inducted in the "Modern Era Artist" category. Clement will be inducted in the "Non-Performer" category, which is awarded every third year in rotation with the "Recording and/or Touring Musician Active Prior to 1980" and "Songwriter" categories.
A big congrats to Clement, Bare and Rogers.