Husky, Sherrill inducted into Country Hall of Fame

May 23, 2010 6:17:56 PM PDT
Ferlin Husky and Billy Sherrill are being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

The country music pioneers are being honored in a ceremony Sunday night that drew dozens of Hall of Fame members and some of the genre's top stars.

Husky helped bring country music to a national audience after World War II. After pop success in the 1950s, he turned to television and film and was among the first country artists to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Sherrill ranks as one of Nashville's greatest producers and was named songwriter of the century by BMI in 1999. He shaped the careers of Tammy Wynette, George Jones and dozens more.

Two other inductees, Jimmy Dean and Don Williams, will be enshrined in October.


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