The Country Music Association created the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1961 to recognize noteworthy individuals for their outstanding contributions to the format with Country Music's highest honor. Sunday night, the Medallion Ceremony officially inducting performer Ferlin Husky and producer/songwriter Billy Sherrill was held at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. At the reception held prior to the Ceremony, industry leaders and artists mixed and mingled.
Husky is known to many fans as the singer of the classic gospel song "Wings of a Dove" (a 10 week #1 country hit) and hit singles like "Gone," "Once" and "A Dear John Letter (a duet with Jean Shepard).
Sherrill produced many of the classic country songs in the 'countrypolitan' style. Artists who became stars under his watch include Tammy Wynette, David Houston and George Jones. Sherrill also is a respected songwriter who cowrote classics like "Stand By Your Man."
Pictured (left to right): Steve Buchanan, CMA President of the Board and Senior Vice President, Media and Entertainment, Gaylord Entertainment; Steve Moore, CMA Chairman of the Board; Kyle Young, Director, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum; 2010 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Ferlin Husky; and 2010 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Billy Sherrill. Photo Credit: 2010, John Russell/CMA.