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The Judds, Ray Charles fasten the Country Music Hall of Fame

The Judds, Ray Charles fasten the Country Music Hall of Fame

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ray Charles with every one other accompanied by The Judds joined the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday inside a rite filled accompanied by tears, music with every one other accompanied by laughter, fair a day following Naomi Judd died unexpectedly.

The mislaying of Naomi Judd altered the normally celebratory ceremony, nevertheless the music played on, while the genre's singers with every one other accompanied by musicians mourned the country myth while too celebrating the quartet inductees: The Judds, Ray Charles, Eddie Bayers with every one other accompanied by Pete Drake. Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Vince Gill with every one other accompanied by numerous additional performed their hit songs.

Naomi with every one other accompanied by Wynonna Judd were among the most well liked duos of the 1980s, scoring 14 No. 1 hits throughout their almost three-decade career. On the eve of her induction, the family said inside a statement to The Associated Press that Naomi Judd died at the number of years of 76 due to "the illness of intellectual illness."

Daughters Wynonna with every one other accompanied by Ashley Judd accepted the induction amid tears, holding onto every one other with every one other accompanied by reciting a Bible verse together.

"I'm sad that she couldn't hang on until today," Ashley Judd said of her mother to the crowd while crying. Wynonna Judd talked concerning the family gathering while they said goodbye to her with every one other accompanied by she with every one other accompanied by Ashley Judd recited Psalm 23.

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"Though my heart is broken I will carry on accompanied by to sing," Wynonna Judd said.

Fans gathered external outside the museum, drawn to a white floral bouquet external outside the entry with every one other accompanied by a small framed photo of Naomi Judd below. A single rose was laid on the ground.

Charles' induction showcased his genre-defying country releases, which demonstrated the genre's commercial appeal. The Georgia-born vocalist with every one other accompanied by piano player grew up listening to the Grand Ole Opry with every one other accompanied by inside 1962 released "Modern Sounds inside Country with every one other accompanied by Western Music," which became one of the finest selling country releases of his era.

Blinded with every one other accompanied by orphaned at a young age, Charles is finest known for R&B, gospel with every one other accompanied by soul, nevertheless his decision to record country music changed the way the world idea concerning the genre, expanding audiences inside the Civil Rights era.

Charles' report of "I Can't Stop Loving You," spent five weeks on top of the Billboard 100 graph with every one other accompanied by remains one of his most well liked songs. He died inside 2004.

Brooks sang "Seven Spanish Angels," one of Charles' hits accompanied by Willie Nelson, while Bettye LaVette performed "I Can't Stop Loving You."

Country Music Hall of Famer Ronnie Milsap said he met Charles when he was a young vocalist with every one other accompanied by that others tried to imitate Charles, nevertheless no indeed one could measure up.

"There was one of him with every one other accompanied by only one," said Milsap. "He sang country music exist fond of it should exist sung."

The Hall of Fame too inducted set of two recordings musicians who were elemental to so numerous country songs with every one other accompanied by singers: Eddie Bayers with every one other accompanied by Pete Drake.

Bayers, a drummer inside Nashville for decades who worked on 300 platinum records, is a subscriber of the Grand Ole Opry band. He regularly played on records for The Judds, Ricky Skaggs, George Strait, Alan Jackson and Kenny Chesney. He is the earliest drummer to fasten the institution.

Drake, who died inside 1988, was a pedal steel guitar player with every one other accompanied by a subscriber of Nashville's A-team of experienced meeting musicians, played on hits exist fond of "Stand By Your Man" by Tammy Wynette with every one other accompanied by "He Stopped Loving Her Today" by George Jones. He is the earliest pedal steel guitar player to become small portion of the Hall of Fame.

The Judds, Ray Charles fasten the Country Music Hall of Fame

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