Jerry Lee Lewis to be inducted into the Nation Music Corridor of Fame

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Jerry Lee Lewis can be inducted into the Nation Music Corridor of Fame.

The rock and roll star-turned-country music artist is being acknowledged as a “Veteran Era Artist.” He had 34 Prime 20 nation hits between 1968 and 1981, in accordance with the Nation Music Affiliation.

The “Great Balls of Fire” singer was inducted into the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame in 1986.

“To be recognized by Country Music with their highest honor is a humbling experience,” Lewis stated in an announcement.

Jerry Lee Lewis speaks at the Country Music Hall of Fame 2022 inductees press conference.

Jerry Lee Lewis speaks on the Nation Music Corridor of Fame 2022 inductees press convention.
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“The little boy from Ferriday, Louisiana, listening to Jimmie Rodgers and Hank Williams never thought he’d be in a Hall amongst them. I am appreciative of all those who have recognized that Jerry Lee Lewis music is country music and to our almighty God for his never-ending redeeming grace.”

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The induction announcement was hosted Tuesday by Brooks & Dunn duo, Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn.

“It’s been a while coming,” Lewis stated of the induction. “But we’re thankful for it.”

Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn of Brooks and Dunn speak onstage with Jerry Lee Lewis at the Country Music Hall of Fame 2022 inductees presented by CMA at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum May 17, 2022, in Nashville.

Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn of Brooks and Dunn communicate onstage with Jerry Lee Lewis on the Nation Music Corridor of Fame 2022 inductees introduced by CMA on the Nation Music Corridor of Fame and Museum Could 17, 2022, in Nashville.
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Followers have lengthy awaited Lewis’ induction into the Nation Music Corridor of Fame, however the performer brushed it off.

“I never really got into it too much,” Lewis defined. “I’m sure they had a reason for it.”

Lee transitioned into the nation music trade in 1957 when “Whole Lot Of Shakin’ Going On” made it to the highest of the charts.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame musician Jerry Lee Lewis performs onstage at Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts Nov. 17, 2018.

Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame musician Jerry Lee Lewis performs onstage at Cerritos Middle for the Performing Arts Nov. 17, 2018.
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“I’ve always loved country music. It’s made more sense for me than anything,” he says. “I like to get into it. I love the words to the songs, and they just seem to make a lot of sense.”

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