Johnny Gimble, Rickey Skaggs, and Dottie West in Hall of Fame
The newest inductees in the Country Music Hall of Fame were announced Tuesday by hosts Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks. The streaming presentation was held at the Hall of Fame Rotunda. The trio of inductees will bring the grand total up to 136 members in the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Skaggs, a mandolin player, has 15 Grammy wins under his belt. His acceptance speech was mostly about being star struck that he was being inducted along with Johnny Gimble. Gimble was his father's favorite country singer. He continued about how his father loved music so much, "he recorded everything I did".
Son, Kerry West, accepted the award for Dottie. During his speech he said "The Voice of Dottie West could pull you out of this world and pull you through all the heights and depths that life has to offer." West was the first female country star to win a Grammy with the song "Here Comes My Baby".
Johnny Gimble, the Tyler, Texas native, is one of the most awarded fiddle players in the history of Country Music. He charted 2 singles after starring in Clint Eastwood's film "Honkytonk Man". In 1968, he moved to Nashville and became a regular on "Hee Haw". Gimble passed away at the age of 88.