Grammy Hall of Fame Honors Country Songs

A number of classic country songs have been chosen as inductees into the Grammy Hall of Fame this year. The honor recognizes a song’s achievements in history and encompasses all genres. George Jones’ 1980 hit, “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” is the most recently released song. Other inductees in the country category include Uncle Dave Macon’s “Keep My Skillet Good and Greasy” (1924), Charlie Poole’s “Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down Blues” (1925), DeFord Bailey’s “Pan American Blues” (1927), Emmitt Miller & His Georgia Crackers’ “Lovesick Blues” (1928), Jimmie Rodgers’ “In the Jailhouse Now” (1928) and “Blue Yodel #9 (Standing on the Corner)” (1930), Patsy Montana & the Prairie Ramblers’ “I Want to Be a Cowboy’s Sweetheart” (1935), the Delmore Brothers’ “Blues Stay Away From Me” (1949) and Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You” (1974). In addition, Wanted! The Outlaws, the 1976 album featuring Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Jessi Colter and Tompall Glaser, will also be inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.