The Country Music Hall of Fame was created back in 1961.
Two years later the Country Music Association (CMA) announced that they would be breaking ground on Music Row in Nashville, TN for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
As of May 2001 the current museum is located in downtown Nashville.
The first three inductees were Jimmy Rodgers, Fred Rose and Hank Williams. This past year Kenny Rogers, Bobby Bare and 'Cowboy' Jack Clement are the latest inductees. As of now there are 121 artists in the Hall. 16 of these are women and two are groups that include women.
Who will be next? Before I give you some names to pick from, let's first look at the criteria for eligibility.