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Toby Keith, James Burton, And John Anderson To Join Country Music Hall Of Fame

Keith died earlier this year at the far too young age of 62.

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Toby Keith - Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for iHeartMedia
Toby Keith - Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for iHeartMedia

The Country Music Association gathered at the Hall of Fame Rotunda at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to reveal the 2024 inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame: James Burton, John Anderson, and the late Toby Keith.

Burton will be inducted in the Recording and/or Touring Musician category, which is awarded every third year in rotation with Songwriter and Non-Performer categories. Anderson will be inducted in the Veterans Era Artist category and Keith will be inducted in the Modern Era Artist category.

Country Music Hall of Fame members Brooks & Dunn hosted the press conference to announce the news, which was also streamed live on CMA’s YouTube channel.

“This year’s nominees exemplify the excellence of our genre,” says Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “James, John and Toby have each made an indelible impact and brought their distinctive contributions to Country Music, enriching our format. Their influence is evident throughout the longevity of their careers, ensuring each legacy will thrive indefinitely. It is with great pride that we welcome these three remarkable individuals into the esteemed ranks of the Country Music Hall of Fame.”

Toby Keith died last month at the far too young age of 62. His death was announced on his official website. According to the New York Times he died in Oklahoma, where he had lived his entire life.

Keith announced in the summer of 2022 that he had been diagnosed with stomach cancer and was being treated with chemotherapy, radiation and surgery.

The last full-length album he released before his death in 2021, Peso in My Pocket, was cheered by fans and critics alike, a fitting conclusion for one of the biggest voices in music.

Fittingly, Keith was honored with a special tribute at the 2023 People’s Choice Country Awards. Blake Shelton presented the country legend with the Country Icon Award back in September. In his speech, Keith said, “Bet y’all thought you’d never see me in skinny jeans,” referencing the weight loss caused by his cancer battle.

He concluded, “A lot of people go into making a big career like this of 30 years…Most of all, I want to thank the fans for letting us do what we do.”

Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame’ official website for more information.

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