It seems so impossible that a musician with such a definitive country twang could have such a crossover appeal yet he does. Fans want to put most musicians on a pedestal, but with Willie, you want to pound some beer back with him and listen to him tell a story or two. He is the true everyman, your buddy in the back of the bar who has seen it all. Honestly, we can’t think of anyone would we rather hear tell stories than Willie, and why not; he has been telling us great stories with his music for fifty years. Country music is not well represented in the Hall (it is the Rock Hall after all) but with Johnny Cash and Hank Williams in, if only one more Country artist gets in, our bet is on the leader of the Outlaw Country Movement, Willie Nelson.