Double Country Music and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame winners: Full list – Billboard

“Great balls of fire”, indeed. Jerry Lee Lewis, who was named to the Country Music Hall of Fame on Tuesday, May 17, is one of 14 artists or executives who have been chosen to join both the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. . .

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Lewis – who was one of the first Rock Hall inductees, in 1986 – is the second artist to earn the second half of that double honor in the past two weeks. Dolly Parton, who was selected for Country Hall in 1999, was chosen as the 2022 Rock Hall inductee on May 4. ” in 1979.)

The list of dual winners includes 10 male artists or executives (the executive being Sun Records founder Sam Phillips); two female artists (Brenda Lee and Parton); a group (Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys); and a duet (The Everly Brothers).

Lewis was one of the first 16 inductees into the Roll and Roll Hall of Fame. This includes the 10 initial artists selected plus three early influences and three non-performers (what is now called the Ahmet Ertegun Prize). Lewis, nicknamed The Killer, is the only one of these early Rock Hall inductees to still be alive.

Lewis, 86, is also one of only three inductees (Rock and Country) still alive. The others are Lee, 77, and Parton, 76. Three other double inductees – Johnny Cash, The Everlys and Phillips – lived to see both of their inductions, although they have since passed away.

Impressively, singer, songwriter and guitarist Jimmie Rodgers was in the inaugural class at both venues. He was one of the first three inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1961 and one of the first inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986. Rodgers, nicknamed The Singing Brakeman, was just 35 when he died of a pulmonary hemorrhage brought on by tuberculosis in 1933. (He is unrelated to the recording and television star also named Jimmie Rodgers who had a string of pop and country hits in the late the 50’s.)

Floyd Cramer, a top session musician who recorded his own crossover hits like “Last Date” and “San Antonio Rose,” is the only person to be inducted into both the Country and Rock Hall of Fame on the same year (2003) . Sadly, the pianist didn’t live to see this multi-genre appreciation. He died in 1997.

Like Cramer, Chet Atkins also had a few hit recordings, but his main contributions were behind the scenes as a studio guitarist, producer and record executive (for RCA).

Six of those 16 inaugural Rock Hall members were also inducted into Country Hall: Lewis, the Everlys, Rodgers, Phillips, Ray Charles and Elvis Presley. It’s a strong indication of the centrality of country to the origin of rock ‘n’ roll.

Here is a list, in alphabetical order, of everyone who has been inducted into these two Halls of Fame. We show the year each person was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame (CM HOF); the year each was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (R&R HOF); their highest hit on what is now called Billboardthe Hot Country Songs chart by (which originated as the Hot C&W Sides in October 1958); and, finally, the year of death for those who are no longer with us.

Note: Many of these acts had hits prior to the introduction of Hot C&W Sides. The hit counts presented here and the identification of the artists’ greatest hits relate only to the period beginning in October 1958.

Chet Atkins

Inducted CM HOF: 1973

R&R HOF Inductee: 2002

Best country hit: “Yakety Axe” (No. 4 in 1965)

Died: 2001 (77 years old)

Johnny Cash

Inducted CM HOF: 1980

R&R HOF Inductee: 1992

Top Country Hit: “Ring of Fire” (seven weeks at No. 1 in the summer of 1963). Cash had nine No. 1 hits between “Don’t Take Your Guns to Town” in February 1959 and “One Piece at a Time” in May 1976.

Died: 2003 (71 years old)

Ray Charles

Inducted CM HOF: 2021

R&R HOF Inductee: 1986 (Inaugural Class)

Top country hit: “Seven Spanish Angels” (collaboration with Willie Nelson) No. 1 in March 1985

Died: 2004 (73 years old)

Floyd Cramer

Inducted CM HOF: 2003

R&R HOF Inductee: 2003

Best Country Hit: “San Antonio Rose” (#8 in 1961)

Died: 1997 (64 years old)

The Everly Brothers

Inducted CM HOF: 2001

R&R HOF Inductee: 1986 (Inaugural Class)

Top Country Hit: “(‘Til I Kissed You)” (No. 8 in 1959)

Died: Phil: 2014 (aged 74); Donation: 2021 (84 years old)

Brenda Lee

Inducted CM HOF: 1997

R&R HOF Inductee: 2002

Best Country Hit: “Big Four Poster Bed” (No. 4 in 1974)

Jerry Lee Lewis

Inducted CM HOF: 2022

R&R HOF Inductee: 1986 (Inaugural Class)

Top country hit: “Chantilly Lace” (No. 1 for three weeks in the spring of 1972). Lewis had four No. 1 hits between “To Make Love Sweeter for You” in March 1969 and “Chantilly Lace”.

Bill Monroe

Inducted CM HOF: 1970

R&R HOF Inductee: 1997

Best Country Hit: “Gotta Travel On” (#15 in 1959).

Died: 1996 (84 years old)

Dolly Parton

Inducted CM HOF: 1999

R&R HOF Inductee: 2022

Top country hit: “Here You Come Again” (No. 1 for five weeks in December 1977). Parton had 25 No. 1 hits, from “Joshua” in February 1971 to “When I Get Where I’m Going” (a collaboration with Brad Paisley) in March 2005.

Sam Phillips

Inducted CM HOF: 2001

R&R HOF Inductee: 1986 (Inaugural Class)

Top Country Hit: Not a Recording Artist

Died: 2003 (80 years old)

Elvis Presley

Inducted CM HOF: 1998

R&R HOF Inductee: 1986 (Inaugural Class)

Top Country Hit: “Moody Blue” and “Way Down” (both 1977) and the posthumous release “Guitar Man” (1981). Each recorded a single week at No. 1.

Died: 1977 (42 years old)

Jimmie Rodgers

Inducted CM HOF: 1961 (inaugural class)

R&R HOF Inductee: 1986 (Inaugural Class)

Top country hit: none since 1958.

Died: 1933 (35 years old)

Hank Williams

Inducted CM HOF: 1961 (inaugural class)

R&R HOF Inductee: 1987

Top country hit: “There’s a tear in my beer” (collaboration with Hank Williams, Jr., n°7 in 1989).

Died: 1953 (29 years old)

Bob Wills and his Texas cowboys

Inducted CM HOF: 1968

R&R HOF Inductee: 1999

Best country hit: “Heart to Heart” (No. 5 in 1960).

Died: 1975 (70 years old)

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