Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow and More Announced As Inductees Into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held on Friday, Nov. 3, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Just when it seemed like Willie Nelson’s 90th birthday couldn’t get any better, Wednesday morning, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame revealed the legendary country singer is among its 2023 inductees.

Other artists joining Nelson in the Rock Hall this year include Sheryl Crow, Missy Elliott, Kate Bush, George Michael, The Spinners and Rage Against the Machine.

“The year’s incredible group of inductees reflects the diverse artists and sounds that define rock & roll,” said Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation chairman John Sykes in a statement. “We are honored that this November’s induction ceremony in New York will coincide with two milestones in music culture; the 90th birthday of Willie Nelson and the 50th anniversary of the birth of hip hop.”

In addition to the performers, DJ Kool Herc and Link Wray will be recognized with the musical influence award and Chaka Khan, Al Kooper and Bernie Taupin will receive the Musical Excellence Award. Don Cornelius will be honored with the Ahmet Ertegun Award.

The Rock Hall ceremony will be held on Friday, Nov. 3, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

The event will be a homecoming of sorts for Nelson and Crow. The pair are duet partners, and she performed at his 90th birthday celebration at The Hollywood Bowl in California this weekend.

More than 1,000 artists, historians, and music industry professionals voted on this year’s class – without much of the blowback sustained last year when Dolly Parton was announced as a nominee.

Artists who were up for consideration but didn’t make it in this year include Cyndi Lauper, Soundgarden, The White Stripes, Iron Maiden, Joy Division, Warren Zevon and A Tribe Called Quest.

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