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2005-09-01 13:08:36

By Chris Morris LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - When country music pioneer DeFord Bailey is officially inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in the fall, he will become just the second black performer to join its august 95-member ranks, joining 2000 inductee Charley Pride. Bailey's name will enter the Country Hall's rolls November 15 during the Country Music Assn.'s awards ceremony at New York's Madison Square Garden. It will be close to 80 years after country's "Harmonica...

2005-08-29 14:08:29

NASHVILLE., Tennessee (Reuters) - Glen Campbell, the group Alabama and pioneering black Grand Ole Opry musician DeFord Bailey will become the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame, said the Country Music Association, or CMA, on Monday. Their formal induction will take place November 15 during the 39th Annual CMA Awards show from Madison Square Garden in New York City, said Ed Benson, director of the association. The Arkansas-born Campbell, whose signature tune was...