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It's been a long time coming but Kenny Rogers is finally Hall of Fame-bound.  The veteran country star has been tapped for induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame Museum along with Bobby Bare and "Cowboy Jack Clement." 

The three were selected for induction by voting members of the Country Music Association.  They'll join 118 other Hall of Fame members during the official induction ceremony at the museum in October. 

Rogers, known for hits like "The Gambler," "Lucille," and "Islands In The Stream" with Dolly Parton, will be inducted in the Hall's "Modern Era" category. 

Upon learning of his induction, the 74-year-old singer-songwriter said everything paled in comparison to the honor, given that it's happening during his lifetime.  He said his sons already thought he had been inducted then added, "Maybe now I can really impress them."  

Crossing over on the country and pop charts, Rogers has charted hits in almost every decade of his 55-year career and shows no signs of slowing down.  He's scheduled to play at the Glastonbury Music Festival in England in June. 

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