New Country Hall of Famers Announced

@FourWalls (13279)
United States
April 5, 2017 2:24pm CST
The Country Music Hall of Fame class of 2017 was announced this morning in a press conference hosted by Vince Gill. The new Hall of Famers are: DON SCHLITZ (songwriter): the man who wrote classics such as "The Gambler" and "Forever and Ever, Amen." JERRY REED (veterans era): Son! Songwriter, ace guitar player, singer (his "When You're Hot, You're Hot" was a pop crossover), and actor ("Snowman" in the Smokey and the Bandit movies). Reed died in 2007. ALAN JACKSON (modern era): one of the biggest superstars of the 80s and 90. He has sold over 60 million records and won multiple CMA awards. Our myLotter @TRBRocks420 is doing a countdown of his favorite Alan Jackson songs right now, so you can check that out to see some of his biggest successes. Congratulations to the new Country Music Hall of Fame members!!!
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@amadeo (63847)
• United States
5 Apr 17
Yes,congrats are in order here.
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@teamfreak16 (40872)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
5 Apr 17
Yay for Jerry Reed! Long overdue.
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• Banks, Oregon
5 Apr 17
Very cool Alan Jackson is definitely a very deserving inductee
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@megatron777 (3779)
• Guam
5 Apr 17
Thanks for the information.
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@IreneVincent (16027)
• United States
5 Apr 17
I don't see much of Alan Jackson anymore. Where is he?
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@FourWalls (13279)
• United States
5 Apr 17
He's "too country" to get airplay anymore....
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• United States
5 Apr 17
@FourWalls Alan Jackson's country music is what I would prefer to hear. I watched the Country Music Awards Sunday night and did not LIKE even ONE of the songs that were presented.
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@FourWalls (13279)
• United States
5 Apr 17
@IreneVincent -- I don't even bother anymore. I joke that ACM means "Ain't Country Music," while CMA stands for "Country, My Rear End."
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@JohnRoberts (54171)
• Los Angeles, California
5 Apr 17
I guess it makes sense for Alan Jackson. I don't know Don Schiltz. It that The Gambler as in Kenny Rogers? Glad for Jerry Reed.
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@FourWalls (13279)
• United States
5 Apr 17
Yes, that's the song. He's written quite a lot of big hits.
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@TRBRocks420 (75381)
• Banks, Oregon
6 Apr 17
That's awesome news thanks for sharing and, a well deserved honor for him.
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