By KRISTIN M. HALL
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Bluegrass and country star Ricky Skaggs, singer Dottie West and fiddler Johnny Gimble are the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame.
The three artists were inducted Sunday at the Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee, in a ceremony featuring performances from Garth Brooks, Chris Stapleton, Connie Smith, and Dierks Bentley.
West was the first woman to receive a Grammy for best female country performance in 1965 and Gimble, from Texas, was a skilled Western swing player who became an in-demand session musician.
The Kentucky-bred Skaggs ended the night by playing a priceless mandolin owned by bluegrass pioneer Bill Monroe that is normally held behind glass at the museum.
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