Kathy, thanks for posting this. You're right, we all know who should have been inducted at the CMHOF this year and who should be next year. ALAN, of course!!!!! I don't know if I should be surprised, but, reading the comments that followed the article, no one there suggested Alan? WOW! I might start a protest if Alan still doesn't get in next year. He is so well deserving of this honor long before Garth Brooks was. But he also have a tough competition in Brooks & Dunn, unless they now no longer qualify for it being they re-started their music careers as solo artists. I'm saying it will be a tough competition, if they still qualify, that's because of Kix Brooks's affiliation with both the ACM and CMA. . .he's a member of the ACM's Board of Directors and is a member, I believe, of the CMA's voting committee. This is the same reason that a lot of country music people, fans and critics (professional) alike always have thought for years that B&D made a record number of wins in the (Best) Duo of the Year category in both awards. Kix and Ronnie can deny it all they want, but they can't dismiss the fact of their winning it year after year after year after year as somewhat out of the norm in any awards. It's also a well known fact that one of the enticement at least ACM uses to get new artists to become members of their board of directors and or their committee is a promise of guaranteed win at the ACM Awards. Who wouldn't want that? Looking at the list now of their BOD and committe members, there are quite a few new artists' name listed on there. Same thing with CMA. So, and as not to get way too far from the CMHOF future inductees topic. . .and not trying to jinx Alan, it will not be surprising for me if they lean towards picking B&D over Alan for next year's induction.
Thanks, again, for sharing this, Kathy, and sorry for going on and on here. I'm just really still being upset with Alan getting passed on at this year's CMHOF inductions.