Sonny James

Country Music Hall Of Fame Medallion Ceremony

May 6th, 2007 Medallion Ceremony: A Musical Tribute To Sonny James

  • “A World of Our Own”: Connie Smith, vocals. Dann Huff, acoustic guitar
  • “Your the Only World I Know”: Randy Owen, vocals.
  • “Young Love”: Vince Gill, vocals & guitar.
  • “Running Bear”: Ray Stevens, vocals. With Special Appearance by George Lindsey.
  • All Performances Featuring the Southern Gentlemen: Lin Bown • Jack Galloway • Glenn Huggins • Gary Robble
Greeted by country music fans, media & gracious Hall Of Fame leadership - Sonny, Doris and party arrive at the red carpet for the Medallion Ceremony & annual family reunion of membership.
A proud moment for everyone as Kyle Young, director of the Hall of Fame and Museum, personally welcomes Sonny, Doris, Thelma & Milo to this honored occasion.
Milo Liggett, sporting his recognizable & endearing personality - Always the backbone to Sonny's impeccably entertaining live performances, and a friend for over 5 amazing decades. At Milo's side throughout the evening... Sonny's Beloved Sis, Thelma.
Arriving with Sonny & performing during the ceremony - Long time friends & staples of 'The Sonny James Sound'... The Southern Gentlemen.
Sonny shares his thoughts and appreciation to media representatives along the red carpet.
The Southern Gentlemen with a million stories to tell enjoy sharing just 1 or 2.
George Strait and family's arrival for his Hall Of Fame Induction.
Before the Medallion Ceremony, Sonny, Doris & Sis swap stories and laughs with Hall Of Fame Members Porter Wagner (seated left) & George Jones (standing).
Sonny & Doris enjoy a visit with Randy Owen, following the Country Music Hall Of Fame "Medallion Ceremony".
A reunion of friends. Sonny James and The Southern Gentlemen with 16 consecutive #1 hit records.
During the Medallion Ceremony Randy Owen sang an amazingly inspired a capella performance of "You're The Only World I Know", backed up by the strong rich vocal harmonies of The Southern Gentlemen.

[Pictured Left to Right - Jack Galloway, Lin Bown, Hall of Fame Member Randy Owen, Gary Robble, Glenn Huggins]
A memorable highlight of the evening was Ray Stevens and George Lindey's perhaps a bit overly inspired rendition of Running Bear.
Sonny receives his Medallion from his dear long-time friend Porter Wagoner.
Dear friend Harold Bradley receiving his Hall Of Fame Medallion from another dear friend and Hall Of Fame Member, Brenda Lee.
Reba McEntire performing during the evening's celebration.
A true tradition... The Medallion Ceremony ends with a family celebration, singing "Will The Circle Be Unbroken".
COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTION: A photo for the ages... Three men whose talents, recordings & achievements are legendary. Three men, who share a common simple faith in God, Hope, Family & Friends.
A return visit to the Hall Of Fame by Glenn Huggins & Gary Robble following the official placement of Sonny's plaque.