NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kenny Rogers, Bobby Bare and Jack Clement are the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame.

The trio of new inductees attended a news conference Wednesday at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville.

Each has had a significant impact on music.

Rogers was both a pop crossover and a pop culture sensation in the 1970s and '80s with songs like "The Gambler" and the Lionel Richie-produced "Lady."

"Cowboy" Jack Clement, a colorful artist and producer, played a crucial role in the history of music, working as a producer and engineer at Sun Records before moving to Nashville.

And Bare charted his own path, emulating the free-thinking outlaw movement and veering from country to pop and rock.