2023 Country Music Hall of Fame inductees revealed

The latest class includes Patty Loveless, Tanya Tucker, and Bob McDill. 🎶


Tanya Tucker, Bob McDill and Patty Loveless | Photos by Derrick Kupish (far left) and Joseph Anthony Baker (far right) via the Country Music Association.

Tanya Tucker, Patty Loveless, and Bob McDill will become the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame. The three inductees will be honored at a formal ceremony this fall, bringing the total number of inductees to 152.

  • Patty Loveless, Modern Era Artist Category | The Kentucy-native scored her first No. 1 hit in 1989 with “Timber, I’m Falling in Love.” Loveless took home Album of the Year for “When Fallen Angels Fly” at the 1995 CMA Awards.
  • Tanya Tucker, Veterans Era Artist Category | Tucker, who signed her first recording contract in her teens, has a music career spanning over 50 years. She won two Grammy Awards in 2020 for Best Country Song and Best Country Album.
  • Bob McDill, Songwriter Category | McDill penned 31 No. 1 country hits between 1972 and his retirement in 2002, among them “Gone Country,” “Good Ole Boys Like Me,” and “Don’t Close Your Eyes.”

Watch the announcement ceremony hosted by Vince Gill.