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Get to know the 2017 Country Music Hall of Fame inductees

Yardbarker Logo By From Yardbarker of Yardbarker | Slide 1 of 16: <p>The Country Music Hall of Fame began inducting members in 1961, six years before they had a building in which to house its honorees' portraits. The first artists to enter the Hall were Hank Williams, Jimmy Rodgers and Fred Rose, and they've since been joined by 130 other stalwarts of the country music community. This year's inductees – Alan Jackson, Jerry Reed and Don Schlitz – should require no introduction, but just in case you're new to the genre, here's are some of the highlights of their remarkable careers.</p>

Get to know three legends of the genre

The Country Music Hall of Fame began inducting members in 1961, six years before they had a building in which to house its honorees' portraits. The first artists to enter the Hall were Hank Williams, Jimmy Rodgers and Fred Rose, and they've since been joined by 130 other stalwarts of the country music community. This year's inductees – Alan Jackson, Jerry Reed and Don Schlitz – should require no introduction, but just in case you're new to the genre, here's are some of the highlights of their remarkable careers.

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