Montgomery Gentry, Larry Cordle Among Kentucky Music Hall of Fame Inductees
Montgomery Gentry, Larry Cordle and artist manager Clarence Spalding are among the latest list of inductees for the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame.
Both members of Montgomery Gentry, Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry, are from the Bluegrass State. The duo has sold more than four million albums, with 25 of their singles landing in the Top 40. The Grand Ole Opry members have also won two ACM Awards and one CMA Award.
Larry Cordle is one of the most proficient songwriters in country music. In addition to having his own successful career as an artist, he's penned songs that have been big hits for other artists, including the George Strait and Alan Jackson duet 'Murder on Music Row,' Loretta Lynn's 'Country in My Genes,' Diamond Rio's 'Don't Forget to Pray for Me' and Dierks Bentley's 'You Can't Take It With You When You Go.'
Artist manager Clarence Spalding is credited with helping the careers of some of country music's biggest stars. His long list of clients as part of his own Spalding Entertainment company include Jason Aldean, Rascal Flatts, Terri Clark and Kix Brooks.
Other inductees in the 2015 class of the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame include Kevin Richardson and Brian Littrell of the Backstreet Boys; country comedian, songwriter, musician and broadcaster Pete Stamper; Kentucky legend Doc Hopkins and pioneer R&B group the Moonglows.
Previous inductees include Dwight Yoakam, Loretta Lynn, Crystal Gayle, the Kentucky Headhunters, the Everly Brothers, Ricky Skaggs, John Conlee, Wynonna and Naomi Judd, Florence Henderson, Patty Loveless and Steve Wariner.
The Kentucky Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held on April 10. Tickets are available here.