NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Country Music Association will welcome three new members to the Country Music Hall of Fame later this year.
Tuesday, for the first time in two years, a live ceremony took place at the Rotunda Hall of Fame announcing the 2022 participants. The ceremony was hosted by renowned duo Brooks & Dunn.
Joe Galante, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Keith Whitley have been inducted into the 2022 Country Music Hall of Fame.
Galante was selected in the “Non-Performer” category. “When I heard I was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, it was the first time in my career that I was speechless,” Galante said in a press release. “I’m humbled, out of honor and to be honest, I’m still struggling with this.”
Lewis was selected in the “Epoch of Veterans” category. “Being recognized by Country Music with their highest honor is a humbling experience,” he said in a press release. He continued, “The boy from Ferriday, LA listening to Jimmie Rodgers and Hank Williams never thought he would be in a Hall between them. I am grateful to all who have recognized that Jerry Lee Lewis’s music is Country Music and to our Almighty God for his never ending redeeming grace. “
Whitley was selected for the “Modern Era” category. He will be posthumously posthumous upon completion. His wife, Lorrie Morgan and Grand Ole Opry star, said in a statement, “In my heart, this feels like a perfectly appropriate honor, but at the same time, I know that Keith will have to humble himself in a way painful, and even shy, to accept an inductance into the Country Music Hall of Fame. “
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An official presentation – the Medal Ceremony – will be held for the trio later this fall.
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