Tanya Tucker tacks on Country Music Hall of Fame Induction to her trophy list

The Country Music Hall of Fame just announced its inductees for this year, with some of the genre’s most successful artists, Tanya Tucker and Patty Loveless.

Tucker joins as the Veteran Era inductee, coming off the heels of the recent success of her album While I’m Livin’, which helped her win her first two Grammys.

At the news conference, she talked about how she could not afford an admission ticket when she was younger.

“My dad was mad at me … and he said to me, ‘he said, ‘You’re never gonna be in the Hall of Fame. You’re never gonna make it,’ because he was trying to tell me that I gotta work a little more, a little harder. I remember that so well and I kind of just figured that’s the way it was gonna be, because my daddy was always right. He took me to the Grand Ole Opry, and he said, ‘Now, wouldn’t you rather be up there doing it than sitting down here watching it?’ So I made a lot of decisions when I was a kid. … So there’s one thing I wanna say,” Tucker continued. “Well, daddy, you weren’t hardly ever wrong. But this time you was wrong. But I wish you were here so much,” according to Variety.

Loveless joins the Modera Era category, following her recent Mountain Soul album which pays homage to her bluegrass roots.

Vince Gill made the announcement at the museum in Nashville, Tennessee.

Story via Stephen L. Betts with Rolling Stone

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