Country Classics Go Into Grammy Hall of Fame

Willie Nelson’s 1975 album, Red Headed Stranger, is among this year’s inductees into the Recording Academy’s Grammy Hall of Fame. Among the 50-plus recordings are a number of country-related songs, including Johnny Horton’s “The Battle of New Orleans,” Roy Orbison’s “Crying,” Elvis Presley’s “Don’t Be Cruel,” Hank Williams’ “Jambalaya (On the Bayou),” the Sons of the Pioneers’ “Tumbling Tumbleweeds” and Janis Joplin’s “Me and Bobby McGee” (written by Kris Kristofferson). A song or album must be 25 years old to be eligible for the Grammy Hall of Fame. 02/21/02