Genre-leaping master vocalist Mac Wiseman, piano-playing hit-maker Ronnie Milsap and song-poet Hank Cochran will receive the country music industry's highest honor: induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Wiseman, Milsap and Cochran, who died in 2010 at age 74, were announced Tuesday morning as the Hall's next induction class, in an event held in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's newly expanded facilities. Wiseman was elected as a "Veteran Era" artist, Milsap as a "Modern Era" artist and Cochran in the "Songwriter" category.
Elected by members of the Country Music Association, the three represent one of the Hall's most diverse induction classes.
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