GRAMMY Hall of Fame Inducts Recordings from Dolly Parton, Kris Kristofferson, The Rolling Stones, More
Today (Dec. 4), the GRAMMY Hall of Fame released 27 singles and albums that will be inducted next year. The 27 inductees range from Dolly Parton‘s “Jolene”and The Rolling Stones‘ “Honky Tonk Women” to Sam Cooke‘s “Wonderful World” and The Sugarhill Gang‘s “Rapper’s Delight.” Kris Kristofferson‘s debut album Kristofferson (which includes such songs as “For the Good Times,” “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down” and “Me and Bobby McGee”) also made the cut, as did legendary flatpicker Doc Watson’s first solo album Doc Watson, Neil Young’s After the Gold Rush and U2‘s The Joshua Tree.
The GRAMMY Hall of Fame was established in 1973 to honor recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old. According to GRAMMY.org, inductees are selected by a “special member committee of eminent and knowledgeable professionals from all branches of the recording arts.”