The class of 2015 was announced by singer Brenda Lee, herself a Hall of Fame member, at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday (25Mar15).

The trio will be feted at a special ceremony in Nashville later this year (15), when the Oak Ridge Boys will be inducted in the modern era category, and the Browns in the veteran era section. Martin will be recognised as a recording and/or touring musician active prior to 1980.

Blind country music star Ronnie Milsap, bluegrass singer MAC Wiseman and late songwriter Hank Cochran were named as the 2014 honourees, while Kenny Rogers, Bobby Bare and the late Cowboy Jack Clement were inducted in 2013.