Petition Tag - country music hall of fame

1. Induct Jerry Lee Lewis into the Country Music Hall of Fame

Jerry Lee Lewis, equal in stature to the all time greats, Jimmie Rodgers, Al Jolson, and Hank Williams, and truly deserving of the title "Greatest Living American Song Stylist", is long overdue for induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

The Ameripolitan Music Awards, a grassroots movement, has created this online petition to let the Country Music Association know that Jerry Lee Lewis has one of the most loyal fan bases of any country artist in history, and together we have the opportunity to influence the nominating committee and voting members of the CMA.

We are aware that Jerry Lee already has many advocates within the CMA and the Country Music Hall of Fame, and they need our help to make a strong case for his inclusion on the ballot.

Though he is one of the most successful recording artists of all time, having 54 albums and 77 singles (12 of them being #1), statistics alone cannot describe the unique contribution to country music by Jerry Lee Lewis. Beginning with his first single "Crazy Arms" in 1956, to his million seller "You Win Again" 1957, and through his string of classic country hits in the late 60s and 70s, Jerry Lee has defined and redefined what country music is,

2. Induct Marty Stuart into the Country Music Hall of Fame

Marty Stuart started playing country music already at a very early age. Born in Philadelphia, MS he started playing the mandolin in Lester Flatt`s band in 1972, later was a band member in Johnny Cash´s band before he started his solo career in the 1980s.

He released 24 solo albums, won 5 Grammy`s and he is the ambassador for traditional country music. He preserves the tradition of country music and bluegrass with his music, his country music collection and his photography.

He`s a master on mandolin and guitar playing country, bluegrass, honkytonk, gospel and a member of the Grand Ole Opry.

It is already long overdue that Marty Stuart in inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

3. Induct Keith Whitley into The Country Music Hall of Fame

Jackie Keith Whitley began his journey on the stage at the tender age of 4. By the age of 8 he was performing on the radio. By the time his early teens rolled around he was recording with major artists of the time and touring. He was sought out for his talent in both musical and vocal abilities. He graced our lives with his voice and songs his entire journey till he went on to the greatest stage of them all in 1989.

He made a giant mark on the music industry, mainly his love, Country Music. Many well known artist looked to him as one to follow in the foot steps of as they began their Country Music Journey. Many of them still walk their steps one at a time in the music industry and have made their own significant mark on music history, but their steps started in the desire to follow the ones that Keith Whitley had already imprinted firmly into the progressive roots of Country Music,keeping them entwined with the roots of Country Music's forefathers enabling them to grow into what Country Music is today and shining a promising light on new generations that are still to come into Country Music.

Keith Whitley was not just a singer that left Country Music too soon. He is a true Country artist whose music is still loved and being shared with those just now starting to find their love and passion for music. Like music, he will never die as long as he is remembered. It is time that he is remembered and held up in the place he has earned and deserves. His place in The Country Music Hall of Fame.

4. Induct Wynn Stewart Into the Country Music Hall of Fame

This petition calls for the induction of country music legend, Wynn Stewart, to the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Stewart was one of the forefathers of the legendary Bakersfield sound, using the classic honky tonk style while borrowing stylistic elements of rock 'n roll to create one of the most recognizable sounds in country music.

With songs like "Playboy," "Big, Big Love," "Another Day, Another Dollar," and the 1968 ACM song of the year, "It's Such A Pretty World Today" Stewart influenced legends Buck Owens and Merle Haggard and other artists such as Dwight Yoakam, Dale Watson, and Alan Jackson.

Despite his untimely death, Stewart's career spanned over three decades and helped create one of the most popular sub-genres of country music that has continued to influence artists well into the 21st century.

5. Stop Music Row Politics! Vote Living Artists In... Not those that are deceased!

Too many living Country Music Artists are not being voted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame based on Music Row Politics, etc. Too many who are voted in are deceased and cannot enjoy their Country Music Hall Of Fame spotlight.