Roy Clark, Barbara Mandrell and Charlie McCoy are announced as the 2009 inductees of the Country Music Hall of Fame at a press conference hosted by the Country Music Association on Wednesday, Feb. 4 at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville.  photo: John Russell The newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame are Roy Clark, Barbara Mandrell and Charlie McCoy.

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum announced the new inductees on Wednesday (2/4/09) morning. They will be inducted at the museum’s annual Medallion Ceremony later this spring and will bring the total number of inductees to 107 when their plaques are installed in the Hall of Fame. (Photo Credit: John Russell/CMA Photographer)

arial More than 300 voters drawn from the country music industry decide each year who will receive the genre’s highest honor.

Roy Clark, who co-hosted “Hee Haw” with Buck Owens and made frequent appearances on other television shows, had hits including "Yesterday, When I Was Young” and "I Never Picked Cotton."

Barbara Mandrell, a two-time Grammy winner who had her own TV show, sang hits such as “(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don’t Want To Be Right” and “I Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool.”

Charlie McCoy is a veteran session musician, whose guitar and harmonica parts appear on Simon and Garfunkel’s “The Boxer,” “He Stopped Loving Her Today” by George Jones and Bob Dylan’s “Desolation Row.”

Here’s a clip of Roy Clark form his Hee Haw days, doing a song I actually remember him doing on that show, Jambalaya. (Quiet, Country, your age is showing.)

That’s all for now. I need to head to the office. You guys have a good day. Write as soon as you can, and I’ll do the same!
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The newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame are Roy Clark, Barbara Mandrell and Charlie McCoy. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum announced the new inductees on Wednesday (2/4/09) morning. They will be inducted at the museum’s annual Medallion Ceremony later this spring...