Get to know the 2020 Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees
The coronavirus pandemic has changed everything this year, and the way that country music legends are honored is no exception. In mid-August, the Country Music Hall of Fame announced that it would induct legendary songwriter Dean Dillon and performing icons Marty Stuart and Hank Williams Jr. into its hallowed ranks at a ceremony in the near future.
Despite no in-person event (yet), there’s still cause to celebrate the contributions that these three hitmakers, songwriters, and musicians have made to country music. Flip through the slideshow below for a crash-course into the work of these three remarkable artists and their contributes to the genre — and beyond.
Marty Stuart: What to Know
A country music traditionalist with a truly distinctive style, Marty Stuart has been a fixture of the genre for decades. A ridiculously talented musician and the frontman of the Fabulous Superlatives, Stuart is also a truly devoted historian of the genre.
Marty Stuart got his start as a touring musician alongside country and bluegrass legends
A fixture of American music since the 1960s, Marty Stuart started his career as a touring musician long before his solo career ever took off. As a child, he performed in a bluegrass band, then joined the legendary Lester Flatt’s band at the age of 13. The following decade, Stuart joined country legend Johnny Cash’s band before securing his first solo contract.