Grammy Hall of Fame, Legends and Achievement awards

Texas born or based recipients of the Grammy Hall of Fame Award
For a complete list, please visit http://www.grammy.org/recording-academy/awards/hall-of-fame.

The Grammy Hall of Fame was established by the Recording Academy's National Trustees in 1973 to honor early recordings of lasting, qualitative or historical significance which were released more than 25 years ago.

ALWAYS ON MY MIND
Willie Nelson
Columbia (1982)
Country (Single)
Inducted 2008

BACK IN THE SADDLE AGAIN
Gene Autry
Vocalion (1939)
Country (Single)
Inducted 1997

THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS
Johnny Horton
Columbia (1959)
Country (Single)
Inducted 2002

CALL IT STORMY MONDAY
T-Bone Walker
Black & White (1948)
Blues (Single)
Inducted 1991

CHEAP THRILLS
Big Brother & The Holding Company
(featuring Janis Joplin)
Columbia (1968)
Rock (Album)
Inducted 2007

COOL WATER
Sons Of The Pioneers
Decca (1941)
Country (Single)
Inducted 1986

CRAZY ARMS
Ray Price
Columbia (1956)
Country (Single)
Inducted 1999

CRYING
Roy Orbison
Monument (1961)
Pop (Single)
Inducted 2002

DANG ME
Roger Miller
Smash (1964)
Country (Single)
Inducted 1998

DARK WAS THE NIGHT - COLD WAS THE GROUND
Blind Willie Johnson
Columbia/Vocalion (1927)
Gospel (Single)
Inducted 2011

DEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS
Gene Autry
Columbia (1942) Country (Single)
Inducted 2012

DÉJÀ VU (featuring Texas-born Stephen Stills)
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Rock (Album)
Inducted 2012

DUST BOWL BALLADS, VOLUMES 1 & 2
Woody Guthrie
Victor (1940)
Folk (Album)
Inducted 1998

GOODNIGHT IRENE
Huddie "Leadbelly" Ledbetter
Library of Congress (1936)
Folk (Single)
Inducted 2002

HAPPY TRAILS
Roy Rogers & Dale Evans
RCA Victor (1952)
Country (Single)
Inducted 2008

HE STOPPED LOVING HER TODAY
George Jones
Epic (1980)
Country (Single)
Inducted 2007

HE'LL HAVE TO GO
Jim Reeves
RCA (1959)
Country (Single)
Inducted 1999

HIDE AWAY
Freddy King
Federal (1961)
R&B (Single)
Inducted 1999

IF YOU'VE GOT THE MONEY, I'VE GOT THE TIME
Lefty Frizzell
Columbia (1950)
Country (Single)
Inducted 1999

I'VE GOT A TIGER BY THE TAIL
Buck Owens
Capitol (1965)
Country (Single)
Inducted 1999

KING OF THE ROAD
Roger Miller
Smash (1965)
Country (Single)
Inducted 1999

MATCH BOX BLUES
Blind Lemon Jefferson
Okeh (1927)
Blues (Single)
Inducted 1999

ME AND BOBBY MCGEE
Janis Joplin
Columbia (1971)
Rock (Single)
Inducted 2002

MIDNIGHT SPECIAL
Huddie "Leadbelly" Ledbetter
With The Golden Gate Quartet
Victor (1940)
Blues (Album)
Inducted 2002

MY BLUE HEAVEN
Gene Austin
Victor (1928)
Traditional Pop (Single)
Inducted 1978

NEGRO SINFUL SONGS
Huddie "Leadbelly" Ledbetter
Musicraft (1939)
Folk (Album)
Inducted 1998

NEW SAN ANTONIO ROSE
Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys
Okeh (1940)
Country (Single)
Inducted 1998

OH, PRETTY WOMAN
Roy Orbison
Monument (1964)
Pop (Single)
Inducted 1999

ON THE ROAD AGAIN
Willie Nelson
CBS (1980)
Country (Single)
Inducted 2011

ONLY THE LONELY (KNOW HOW I FEEL)
Roy Orbison
Monument (1960)
Pop (Single)
Inducted 1999

PEGGY SUE
Buddy Holly
Coral (1957)
Rock & Roll (Single)
Inducted 1999

PIECE OF MY HEART
Big Brother & The Holding Company
(featuring Janis Joplin)
Columbia (1968)
Rock (Single)
Inducted 1999

PISTOL PACKIN' MAMA
Al Dexter
Okeh (1943)
Country (Single)
Inducted 2000

THE PRISONER'S SONG
Vernon Dalhart
Victor (1925)
Country (Single)
Inducted 1998

RED HEADED STRANGER
Willie Nelson
Columbia (1975)
Country (Album)
Inducted 2002

RUDOLPH, THE RED-NOSED REINDEER
Gene Autry
Columbia (1949)
Traditional Pop (Single)
Inducted 1985

SHE THINKS I STILL CARE
George Jones
United Artists (1962)
Country (Single)
Inducted 1999

STEEL GUITAR RAG
Bob Willis & His Texas Playboys (featuring Leon McAuliffe)
Vocalion (1936)
Country (Single)
Inducted 2011

TEQUILA
The Champs (featuring Texas-born Daniel Flores, a.k.a. Chuck Rio)
Challenge (1958)
Rock & Roll (Single)
Inducted 2001

THAT'LL BE THE DAY
The Crickets
Brunswick (1957)
Rock & Roll (Single)
Inducted 1998

THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND
Woody Guthrie
Asch (1947)
Folk (Single)
Inducted 1989

TRUMPET BLUES AND CANTABILE
Harry James And His Orchestra
Columbia (1942)
Jazz (Album)
Inducted 1999

WALKING THE FLOOR OVER YOU
Ernest Tubb
Decca (1941)
Country (Single)
Inducted 1998

WANTED! THE OUTLAWS
Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Jessi Colter, Tompall Glaser
RCA Victor (1976)
Country (Album)
Inducted 2007

WASTED DAYS AND WASTED NIGHTS
Freddy Fender
Country (Single)
Country (Single)
Inducted 2012

THE WILD SIDE OF LIFE
Hank Thompson And His Brazos Valley Boys
Capitol (1952)
Country (Single)
Inducted 1999

WOOLY BULLY
Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs
MGM (1965)
Rock (Single)
Inducted 2009

 

 

Texas born or based recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award
For a complete list, please visit http://www.grammy.org/recording-academy/awards/lifetime-awards/

This Special Merit Award is presented by vote of the Recording Academy's National Trustees to performers* who, during their lifetimes, have made creative contributions of outstanding artist significance to the field of recording. (*Through 1972 recipients included non-performers.)

Gene Autry
With more than 300 recordings, 90 films and a groundbreaking radio program, Gene Autry remains country music's first genuine "multimedia" star, earning five stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (one each for radio, television, film, recording and live theatre). His recordings have sold more than 100 million copies, receiving more than a dozen gold and platinum records. Additionally, he has been recognized with numerous honors and awards. Autry's timeless classics include "Back In The Saddle Again," "Ghost Riders In The Sky," "Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)," "Peter Cottontail," and "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer."
Awarded: 2009

Van Cliburn
Pianist Van Cliburn is arguably the most celebrated classical performer of the modern era, renowned for his flawless technical prowess and unparalleled romantic sensibility. In 1958, he journeyed to Moscow to compete in the First International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition; even at the peak of the Cold War tensions, he performed so brilliantly that, with the approval of Premier Nikita Khrushchev, the judges proclaimed him the gold medalist. Cliburn's victory was the stuff of international headlines, and he returned to the U.S. to the welcome of a New York City ticker-tape parade -- the first and only time a classical musician has been so honored.
Awarded: 2004

Ornette Coleman
The revolutionary saxophonist who created "free jazz", his music and his approach to making music have always defied simple categorization. One of the most important innovators of the jazz avant-garde. His solos dispensed altogether with chordal improvisation and harmony, instead playing quite freely off of the mood of the theme, following their own logic. Although initially controversial, in time, his approach would be quite influential, and his early records still sound advanced many decades later.
Awarded: 2006

Woody Guthrie
Who, as the defining musical icon of the Depression era, was the first to put the voice of the working class into song by singing in support of everyday heroes: Dust Bowl farmers, displaced workers and the disenfranchised poor. His influence as the most important American folksinger is apparent in the work of everyone from Bob Dylan to Bruce Springsteen to Ani DiFranco.
Awarded: 2000

Buddy Holly
In recognition of his stature as one of the finest American artists of all time, whose music defined the early years of rock and roll, and whose death at 22 deprived the world of one of the most joyful, celebratory voices ever heard.
Awarded: 1997

George Jones
A country music icon know as much for his lifestyle as for his distinctive voice and phrasing. Often called the greatest singer in country music.
Awarded: 2012

Willie Nelson
Whose unique, understated voice, songwriting gift and role in country's "outlaw" movement made him one of country music's most important figures in the '70s and '80s. With his classic albums Red Headed Stranger and particularly Stardust, he took country music in unexpected new directions and left an indelible stamp on the Nashville scene.
Awarded: 2000

Roy Orbison
The king of the melancholy rock ballad, Orbison pioneered a soaring falsetto approach to his emotionally charged and dramatic music, creating a bold new sound that mixed the best elements of rock and country on classics like "Pretty Woman," "In Dreams" and "Crying."
Awarded: 1998

Bob Wills
The king of Western Swing, he reinvented the rules of popular music. Bob Wills fronted The Texas Playboys were a dance band with a country string section that played pop songs as if they were jazz numbers. Their music expanded and erased boundaries between genres while becoming some of the most popular music of the time.
Awarded: 2006


Texas born or based recipients of the Trustees Award
For a complete list, please visit http://www.grammy.org/recording-academy/awards/trustee-awards/.

This Special Merit Award is presented by vote of the Recording Academy's National Trustees to individuals who, during their careers in music, have made significant contributions, other than performance*, to the field of recording. (*Through 1983, recipients included performers.)

Engineer/producer and folk music archivist Alan Lomax (2003)


Texas born or based recipients of the Legend Award
For a complete list, please visit http://www.grammy.org/recording-academy/awards/legends/.

This Special Merit Award is presented by the Recording Academy to individuals or groups for ongoing contributions and influence in the recording field. The GRAMMY Legend Award was inaugurated in 1990.

Willie Nelson (1990)


Texas born or based recipients of the Technical Award
For a complete list, please visit http://www.grammy.org/recording-academy/producers-and-engineers/awards/.

This Special Merit Award is presented by vote of the Recording Academy's National Trustees to individuals and/or companies who have made contributions of outstanding technical significance to the recording field

Rupert Neve
For setting the standard for quality sound reproduction through his engineering and his innovative designs, which have made possible unparalleled advances in the quality of recorded sound; in recognition of his influence on a generation of audio designers; and for his dedication to purity of audio reproduction.
Awarded: 1997