Emery was inducted into the Country Music Disc Jockey Hall of Fame in 1989 and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007.
“Ralph Emery was often better known than the stars he introduced to larger and larger audiences over the years as Country Music’s foremost ambassador,” Sarah Trahern, Country Music Association CEO said in a statement. “Our format had no better voice over the years than Ralph, who treated Country Music and its stars — many of whom went on to become his friend — with the kind of dignity and respect they deserved for decades. As a Country Music Hall of Famer, he will be remembered among so many of the artists he supported throughout his career.”
“Your legacy will live on forever, Ralph. Thank you for everything you’ve done.”