Jerry Lee Lewis, alongside Keith Whitley and Joe Galante, will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame Class of 2022
The Country Music Association has revealed that Jerry Lee Lewis, Keith Whitley, and Joe Galante are the 2022 inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Lewis will be inducted in the “Veterans Era Artist” category, Galante will be inducted into the “Non-Performer” category, while Whitley will be inducted in the “Modern Era Artist” category.
Lewis is the fourth member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s founding 1986 class of inductees to also be in the Country Music Hall of Fame, along with Elvis Presley.
He made his impact in rock & roll, cutting the iconic single like “Great Balls of Fire” and “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” for Sun Records in Memphis.
In all, Lewis placed 28 Top 10 Billboard Country Singles across 40 years.
He says, “To be recognized by Country Music with their highest honor is a humbling experience.”
Story via Jon Freeman with Rolling Stone