WGNA Suggests Future Country Music Hall of Famers to Join Reba McEntire
Reba McEntire waltzed into the Country Music Hall of Fame yesterday, as did songwriter Bobby Braddock and singer/songwriter Jean Shepard. However, Albany, N.Y. radio station WGNA has a few other suggestions of music legends who should be inducted.
Ronnie Milsap, Anne Murray and Tanya Tucker all belong in the Hall of Fame alongside McEntire, according to station DJ Kevin Richards. "Tanya becomes a country diva inspiring modern stars like Gretchen Wilson, who referenced Tanya in the hit 'Redneck Woman.' It’s time to put this sassy, smokin’ voice into the Country Music Hall of Fame!," writes Richards.
He then goes on to recommend some more big names, including Jack Greene, who snagged the CMA for Male Vocalist of the Year in 1967, and Eddie Rabbitt, who wrote songs for Elvis Presley.
But the biggest need-to-be-Famer, Richards suggests, is Kenny Rogers. "It amazes me that this man is not already in the Hall of Fame. Everyone in the world knows his name and his hit song 'The Gambler,'" he says, noting that Rogers has been in the biz for five decades. "Kenny is one of the few artists in this business who have been able to create an empire around his name. It’s time that 'The Gambler' hits the jackpot and is given the ultimate reward!"
While we're beyond thrilled that Reba's achievements haven't gone unnoticed, maybe Richards is onto something. So, Taste of Country fans, who do you think missing from the Country Music Hall of Fame? Read Kevin's whole story here, then leave us your suggestions and thoughts below.