Who’s Heading to Grammy Hall of Fame?

Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, Bob Wills to Be Honored

Do you think nominees Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Eric Church and Dierks Bentley are the only ones getting in on the Grammy fun this year?

Think again. Country legend Willie Nelson and the late Hank Williams and Bob Wills are also being honored during the festivities next month, as their iconic masterpieces will be inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. (See the full list.)

Nelson’s 1978 album Stardust and Hank Williams and the Drifting Cowboys’ 1947 single “Honky Tonkin’” will join Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys’ 1939 single “San Antonio Rose” on the historical list, which is on display at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.

Stardust is the multiplatinum gem of a project that gave us glorious, Willie-fied versions of standards like “Unchained Melody” and “Georgia on My Mind.” The collection won Nelson a Grammy for best male country vocal performance back in 1979.

Other masterful albums headed for the Grammy Hall of Fame this year are Bob Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks, John Prine’s John Prine, Bonnie Raitt’s Nick of Time and Neil Young’s Harvest. They’ll join recordings like Otis Redding’s “Try a Little Tenderness,” Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side” and ABBA’s “Dancing Queen.”

And for Nelson, the fun doesn’t stop there. On Feb. 5, he will be a part of the Grammy Foundation’s “Lean on Me” Legacy Concert, which will also feature performances by Melissa Etheridge, Cyndi Lauper, Robin Thicke and Aloe Blacc.

The 57th annual Grammy Awards will air live from Los Angeles on Feb. 8 on CBS.

Samantha is a country radio insider with a deep love for the music and its stars. She can often be found on a red carpet or at a late-night guitar pull.