Hall of Fame

Every year since 1972, the executive board chooses a outstanding music icon from Virginia to recognize and add the the Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame. Below are the members to the Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame.

  • Sunshine Sue (Honorary Inductee) (1972-1973)
  • Roy Clark - Meherrin, VA (1974)
  • Mother Maybelle - Southwest, VA (1975)
  • Jim & Jesse - Coeburn, VA (1976)
  • Mac Wiseman - Waynesboro, VA (1977)
  • Stanley Brothers - Southwest, VA (1978)
  • Statler Brothers - Staunton, VA | Curtis Lee - Richmond, VA | Cal Newman - Colonial Heights, VA (1979)
  • Joe Maphis - Suffolk, VA (1980)
  • Patsy Cline - Winchester, VA (1981)
  • Buck Ryan - Winchester, VA (1982)
  • Bill Emerson - Alexandria, VA (1984)
  • The Clark Family - Meherrin, VA (1985)
  • The Stoneman Family - Grayson County, VA (1986)
  • Eddie Adcock - Scottsville, VA (1987)
  • Jim Eanes - Martinsville, VA (1988)
  • Donna Meade Dean - Chase City, VA (1989)
  • Tony Rice - Danville, VA (1990)
  • Tater Tate - Gate City, VA (1992)
  • Ray Pillow - Lynchburg, VA (1994)
  • Bill Harrell - Attoway, VA (1995)
  • Larry Stephenson - Harrisonburg, VA (1996)
  • Jimmy Dean - Varina, VA (1997)
  • Charlie Waller - Gordonsville, VA (1998)
  • Nicholas Hajacos - Chester, VA (1999)
  • Jody Rainwater (Charles Johnson) - Crewe, VA (2000)
  • Ben Eldridge - Richmond, VA (2004)
  • Allen Mills - Patrick County, VA (2005)
  • Dempsey Young - Boones Mill, VA (2005)
  • Leroy L. "Pete" Pike - Amelia, VA (2006)
  • Bill Yates - Big Rock, VA (2007)
  • Ronnie Simpkins | Rickie Simpkins - Montgomery County, VA (2008)
  • Sammy Shelor - Meadow of Dan, VA (2009)
  • McPeak Brothers - Wytheville, VA (2010)
  • The Bluegrass Brothers | Victor and Robert Dowdy - Salem, VA (2011)
  • Junior Sisk - Arlington, VA (2012)
  • Dr. Ralph Stanley - Big Spraddle, VA (2013)
  • James King - Martinsville, VA (2014)
  • Nothin' Fancy - Shnandoah Valley, VA (2015)
  • Wayne Taylor - Richmond, VA (2016)