Hall of Honor Inductees
1991 Hall Of Honor Inductees
Bill Monroe - Born September 13, 1911
The Father of Bluegrass Music, Bill Monroe,. . .
Earl Scruggs - Born January 2, 1924
One of the creators of bluegrass music, North Carolina native Earl Scruggs. . .
Lester Flatt - Born June 19, 1914
Widely considered bluegrass music's premier singer, Lester Flatt. . .
1992 Hall Of Honor Inductees
The Stanley Brothers
Ralph Stanley - Born February 25, 1927
Carter Stanley - Born August 17, 1925
Two eminent first generation figures in bluegrass music, Carter and Ralph Stanley. . .
Reno & Smiley
Don Reno - Born February 21, 1927
Arthur Lee (Red) Smiley - Born May 17, 1925
South Carolinian Don Reno and North Carolina native Red Smiley. . .
1993 Hall Of Honor Inductees
Mac Wiseman - Born May 23, 1925
Mac Wiseman's authentic folk roots emanate from his birthplace in. . .
Jim & Jesse
Jim McReynolds- Born February 13, 1927
Jesse McReynolds - Born July 9, 1929
Jim & Jesse McReynolds began professionally on radio station WNVA. . .
1994 Hall Of Honor Inductees
The Osborne Brothers
Bobby Osborne - Born December 7, 1931
Sonny Osborne - Born October 29, 1937
Born in Leslie County in southeastern Kentucky, Bobby and Sonny Osborne. . .
1995 Hall Of Honor Inductee
Jimmy Martin - Born August 10, 1927
A self-described "poor boy from Sneedville, Tennessee" in references to his early years, Jimmy (James H.) Martin. . .
1996 Hall Of Honor Inductees
Peter V Kuykendall - Born January 15, 1938
As one of bluegrass music's earliest historians, a music publisher, festival promoter and multi-instrumentalist, "Pete" Kuykendall. . .
The Country Gentlemen
Known for expanding bluegrass music's stylistic horizons and its audience, The Country Gentlemen's. . .
1997 Hall Of Honor Inductee
Josh Graves - Born September 27, 1927
Tellico Plains, Tennessee-native Burkett H. ("Josh") Graves. . .
1998 Hall Of Honor Inductees
Chubby Wise - Born October 2, 1915
The intense, bluesy fiddle stylings of Chubby Wise. . .
Carlton Haney - Born September 19, 1928
Carlton L. Haney envisioned and produced the historic first weekend-long bluegrass music festival, held at Fincastle, Virginia, . . .
1999 Hall Of Honor Inductee
Kenny Baker - Born June 26, 1926
Kenneth Clayton Baker's. . .
2000 Hall Of Honor Inductees
Lance LeRoy - Born May 26, 1930
Agent and manager, journalist, photographer, historian and industry organizer, Lance LeRoy. . .
Doc Watson - Born March 3, 1923
For more than four decades Arthel (Doc) Watson's. . .
2001 Hall Of Honor Inductees
The Carter Family
Alvin Pleasant (A.P.) Carter - Born December 15, 1891
Sara Carter - Born July 21, 1898
Maybelle Carter - Born May 10, 1909
From southwestern Virginia's Scott County, the Carter Family. . .
2002 Hall of Honor Inductees
The Lilly Brothers & Don Stover
Michael Burt "Bea" Lilly, Born December 5, 1921
Charles E. "Everett" Lilly, Born July 1, 1924
Don Stover, Born March 6, 1928
Playing nightly engagements at Boston's Hillbilly Ranch from 1952 until 1970, the Lilly Brothers'. . .
David Freeman - Born May 22, 1939
Universally respected as a preeminent collector, historian and authority on old-time and bluegrass music, David Freeman. . .
2003 Hall of Honor Inductee
J. D. Crowe - Born August 27, 1937
A prominent second generation bluegrass instrumentalist, J.D. Crowe. . .
2004 Hall of Honor Inductees
Curly Seckler - Born December 25, 1919
John Ray (“Curly”) Seckler. . .
Bill Vernon - Born July 4, 1937
Bill Vernon’s work in the broadcast and print media and in other endeavors. . .
2005 Hall of Honor Inductees
Red Allen - Born February 12, 1930
Harley (Red) Allen was a member-with Bobby and Sonny Osborne-of the trio. . .
Benny Martin - Born May 8, 1928
During a colorful performing career spanning over five decades, Benny Martin. . .
2006 Hall of Honor Inductees
The Lewis Family
Known nationally and internationally as an icon in southern gospel string band singing and playing in bluegrass style. The Lewis Family. . .
Record shop owner Sydney Nathan. . .