Past recipients of the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award include Alabama,
Garth Brooks, Johnny Cash, Charlie Daniels, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin
Brothers, Merle Haggard, George Jones, Brenda Lee, Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson,
The Oak Ridge Boys, Dolly Parton, Charley Pride, Jerry Reed, Tex Ritter, Marty
Robbins, Kenny Rogers, Mel Tillis, Randy Travis, Conway Twitty, Porter Wagoner,
Hank Williams, Sr., Hank Williams Jr. and Bob Wills, among others.