Willie Nelson just received the ultimate belated 90th birthday gift! The music icon has just been announced as one of the newest upcoming inductees into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
The announcement was made on Wednesday morning, May 3, revealing that he is among seven music legends to be voted into the hall. The other inductees include Kate Bush, Rage Against the Machine, Missy Elliott, Sheryl Crow, George Michael, and the Spinners.
Willie Nelson will join the ranks of country music legends like Dolly Parton, who received her induction in 2022, Hank Williams, and Johnny Cash.
“We are honored that this November’s Induction Ceremony in New York will coincide with two milestones in music culture; the 90th birthday of Willie Nelson and the 50th anniversary of the birth of hip hop,” said John Sykes, chairman of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation.
More than 1,000 artists, industry members, and fans voted to select the inductees from a list of 14 nominees.
With a career spanning over six decades, Willie Nelson has been a prominent figure in the music industry. He released his debut solo studio album in 1962 and has since produced a total of 73 solo studio albums. In 1975, he achieved his first No.1 hit with “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” and has won 14 Grammy Awards throughout his long reigning career.
The 38th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, November 3, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.