'The Browns' get inducted into Country Music Hall of Fame

Some country music legends with a special connection to FOX 13 received one of the highest honors over the weekend.

"The Browns", a musical group made up of Kelly Ring’s family, was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

The Browns included Kelly's mother Bonnie, her aunt Maxine, and her uncle Jim Ed.

The musical trio waited 50 years for the day to come.  Maxine has called it the "biggest thrill" of their lives.

Jim Ed Brown passed away from cancer a few months ago, but was able to receive his medallion in his hospital bed.

Also inducted Sunday night were the late Grady Martin and the Oak Ridge Boys.

Kelly Ring shared some photos of the honor in a post on her Facebook page Sunday evening: 


The big day is finally here. The Browns will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame this evening. We just saw the wonderful display honoring them. The ceremony is going to fantastic.

Posted by FOX 13's Kelly Ring on Sunday, October 25, 2015


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