NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Kenny Rogers, Bobby Bare and the late "Cowboy" Jack Clement -- three men whose influence still ripples across the surface of modern music -- are now members of the Country Music Hall of Fame.
The three were saluted by stars including Garth Brooks, Kris Kristofferson, Emmylou Harris and Barry Gibb during a ceremony Sunday at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
Each of the three inductees had a profound effect on music in his own way.
Rogers helped push country music farther into pop music than it had ever been. And Bare and Clement, who passed away earlier this year, were as influential behind the scenes as under the spotlight.