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22 Persons in the NACMAI Hall of Fame:

Location:
North American Country Music Associations International Hall of Fame
(ceremonies held in:)
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Web Site:
Years Active:
1998 - 2009

Boots Randolph

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Homer Louis Randolph III
Also Known As:
Randy Randolph
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80, 30 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Saxophonist. Best known for solo on song Yakety Sax. Kentucky Music Hall of Fame 2004. NACMAI Hall of Fame 2000.

Boudleaux Bryant

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Diadorius Boudleaux Bryant
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Felice Bryant, until he died.
Older than Felice Bryant by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

First name pronounced Bood-Low. Composed many songs with his wife including Wake Up Little Susie performed by the Everly Brothers. Violinist and fiddler. Music City Walk of Fame 2006. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1986. Country Music Hall of Fame 1991. NACMAI Hall of Fame 1999. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1972. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1982. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame 1985.

D.J. Fontana

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Dominic Joseph Fontana
Also Known As:
DJ Fontana
D. J. Fontana
Birth Date:
Age today:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Drummer for Elvis Presley for 14 years. Song Heartbreak Hotel. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2009. NACMAI Hall of Fame 2001. Rockabilly Hall of Fame.

Donna Fargo

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Yvonne Vaughan
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22

Brief Facts:

Grammy winner. Songs Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A., I Do Feel Good. NACMAI Hall of Fame 1998. North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2010.

Dottie Rambo

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Joyce Reba Luttrell
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Gospel music. Songs He Looked Beyond My Fault and Saw My Need, We Shall Behold Him, I Go to the Rock. Died in an accident when the bus she was in crashed. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2008. Kentucky Music Hall of Fame 2006. NACMAI Hall of Fame 2005. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2007. GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame 1992. Music City Walk of Fame 2011. Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame 2007.

Faron Young

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Faron Young
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Top song hits include Hello Walls, Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young, It's Four in the Morning, Alone with You. Country Music Hall of Fame 2000. NACMAI Hall of Fame 1998. Grand Ole Opry. Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame 2000.

Felice Bryant

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Matilda Genevieve Scaduto
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Boudleaux Bryant, until his earlier death.
Younger than Boudleaux Bryant by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Wrote over 800 songs including Rocky Top, Wake Up Little Susie, All I Have to Do Is Dream, Bye Bye Love with husband Boudleaux Bryant - many for the Everly Brothers. Country Music Hall of Fame 1991. Music City Walk of Fame 2006. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1986. NACMAI Hall of Fame 1999. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 2006. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1972. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame 1985.

Ferlin Husky

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ferlin Eugene Husky
Also Known As:
Terry Preston
Simon Crum
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Country singer/guitarist. Songs Wings of a Dove, Dove, A Dear John Letter. Country Music Hall of Fame 2010. NACMAI Hall of Fame 2003. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6675 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Floyd Cramer

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Floyd Cramer
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pianist, known for his slip note piano style. Songs Last Date, San Antonio Rose. Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame 1998. Country Music Hall of Fame 2003. Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. NACMAI Hall of Fame 1998. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2003.

Freddy Fender

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Baldemar Huerta
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Country music and pop star, also performed Tejano for Latin audiences. Album The Freddy Fender Collection. Song Wasted Days and Wasted Nights. NACMAI Hall of Fame 2000. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 4 February 1999.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Hank Williams

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Hiram King Williams
(Hiriam on birth certificate)
Also Known As:
Luke the Drifter
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
29
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Audrey Williams by less than 1 year.
husband of
Billie Jean Horton, until he died.
Older than Billie Jean Horton by 9 or 10 years.
father of
father of
son of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Songs Your Cheatin' Heart, Move It on Over, I Saw the Light, Jambalaya, I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry, Dear John, Cold, Cold Heart, You Win Again, Hey, Good Lookin'. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987. Country Music Hall of Fame 1961. Alabama Music Hall of Fame 1985. Music City Walk of Fame 2008. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Citation from the Pulitzer Prize committee April 2010. NACMAI Hall of Fame 2004. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6400 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Jeannie C. Riley

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Jeanne Carolyn Stephenson
Birth Date:
Age today:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Harper Valley PTA, awarded Grammy, and reached #1 on both country and pop charts. NACMAI Hall of Fame 1998.

Jett Williams

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Antha Belle Jett
Also Known As:
Catherine Yvonne Stone
Cathy Louise Deupree
Nickname(s):
Cathy
Birth Date:
Age today:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

daughter of
daughter of
half-sister of
Younger than Hank Williams Jr. by 3 years.
adopted daughter of
granddaughter of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Born 5 days after her father's death. Adopted by her grandmother Lillian Stone, mother of Hank Williams, then adopted again and renamed again. Sued for inheritance rights and won. NACMAI Hall of Fame 2002.

Kitty Wells

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Ellen Muriel Deason
Nickname(s):
Queen of Country Music
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Song It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels. Country Music Hall of Fame 1976. NACMAI Hall of Fame 1999.

Little Jimmy Dickens

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Cecil Dickens
Nickname(s):
Tater
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94, 14 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 4'11". Songs A-Sleeping at the Foot of the Bed, Take an Old Cold Tater (And Wait), I'm Little But I'm Loud, Raggedy Ann (You've Been Quite a Doll), May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose. Country Music Hall of Fame 1983. Music City Walk of Fame 2010. NACMAI Hall of Fame 2000. Grand Ole Opry. West Virginia Music Hall of Fame 2007.

Liz Anderson

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Elizabeth Jane Haaby Anderson

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Song (My Friends Are Gonna Be) Strangers penned for Merle Haggard. Also wrote for daughter Lynn Anderson. NACMAI Hall of Fame 1999.

Lynn Anderson

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Lynn Rene Anderson
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Glenn Sutton by 9 years.
daughter of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Songs (I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden, You're My Man, Rocky Top, It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels. NACMAI Hall of Fame 1999. Texas Trail of Fame 2010. Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame 1985.

Marijohn Wilkin

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Marijohn Melson
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song P. T. 109 performed by Jimmy Dean. Song I Just Don't Understand recorded by the Beatles. NACMAI Hall of Fame 1999. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1975.

Patsy Cline

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Virginia Patterson Hensley
Nickname(s):
Ginny
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
30
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry. Died in an airplane crash. Also killed - Hankshaw Hawkins, Cowboy Copas. Songs I Fall to Pieces, Crazy, which was written by Willie Nelson. Country Music Hall of Fame 1973. NACMAI Hall of Fame 1998. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame 1994. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2012. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6160 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 3 August 1999.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Stonewall Jackson (musician)

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Stonewall Jackson
Also Known As:
Wade Jackson
David Waymond Jackson
Birth Date:
Age today:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Named for the Confederate soldier,. Songs Waterloo, B.J. the D.J., Me and You and a Dog Named Boo. NACMAI Hall of Fame 2005. North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2012. Grand Ole Opry. Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame 2003.

T.G. Sheppard

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Neal Browder
Also Known As:
TG Sheppard
Birth Date:
Age today:
75, 3 days before his 76th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22

Brief Facts:

Songs Slow Burn, Devil in the Bottle, Last Cheater's Waltz. NACMAI Hall of Fame 2005.
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