County Music Hall of Fame inducts new members

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Barbara Mandrell, Roy Clark and Charlie McCoy will become the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame.

The Country Music Association announced the selections Wednesday in Nashville. All three will be formally inducted in a ceremony this spring.

Mandrell has had several hits including "Sleeping Single in a Double Bed" and "I Was Country When Country Wasn't Cool," as well as a popular TV show with her sisters in the early '80s.

Clark's hits include "Tips of My Fingers" and "Yesterday When I Was Young," but he's probably best known for co-hosting the long-running TV show "Hee Haw" with Buck Owens.

McCoy was chosen for his skill as a musician, especially on harmonica. He was one of Nashville's top session players in the 60s and 70s, playing on records by Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson and many more.

Inductees are chosen by more than 300 anonymous voters appointed by the CMA's Board of Directors.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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