On October 20, the country music duo Brooks & Dunn was officially introduced to the Country Music Hall of Fame. The Medallion Ceremony was held at the CMA Theater of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee. The other lucky inductees included Jerry Bradley and Ray Stevens that day.
It was none other than Reba McEntire who officially introduced the musicians and presented them with a plaque. McEntire and Brooks & Dunn often perform together in Las Vegas and have a long-standing relationship.
“Oh, paybacks are hell,” McEntire said. “Do you remember when we started touring together in the ’90s and y’all were pulling all those pranks? And I said, ‘No pranks!’ And they went, ‘Uh huh!’ [being] real cute.”
Of course, the pair was absolutely humbled by the honor. “Have you ever been invited to a really cool party that you just can’t believe you’re there?” Brooks said during his acceptance remarks. “And you walk in there’s some really cool people in there and maybe even some people that are really your heroes? It’s like you’re not one of your heroes, but they’re there and you were invited. So you belong here and they make you feel real welcome and it’s just really cool to be in the room. That’s just kind of how I feel right now.”
Dunn was also very humbled about this great honor, “I’ve never been so proud and humbled,” he said. “If you don’t believe that, step into my heart right now.”