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MUSIC-COUNTRY HALL OF FAME
Kenny Rogers, Bobby Bare and 'Cowboy' Jack Clement inducted into Country Music Hall of Fame
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Sunday, October 27, 2013 9:05 PM EDT
Kenny Rogers, Bobby Bare and the late "Cowboy" Jack Clement — three men whose influence still ripples across the surface of modern music — are now members of the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Each of the three inductees had a profound effect on music in his own way, and one could argue each deserved a place among the genre's greatest names long ago. Rogers helped push country music farther into pop music than it had ever been. And Bare and Clement, who passed away earlier this year just a few months after learning of his induction, were as influential behind the scenes as under the spotlight.
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