by Craig Havighurst – The Tennessean

(05/06/02) With the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band providing the instrumental support, Jimmy Martin and Dolly Parton led a chorus of Country Music Hall of Famers last night in the Hall’s signature song, “Will the Circle Be Unbroken.” At the annual medallion ceremony for new members. Brenda Lee, co-host with Little Jimmy Dickens at the Hall downtown, called the event ”our annual family reunion.”

The Hall’s 12 newest members are Bill Anderson, the Delmore Brothers, the Everly Brothers, Don Gibson, Homer & Jethro, Waylon Jennings, the Jordanaires, Don Law, the Louvin Brothers, Ken Nelson, Sam Phillips and Webb Pierce.