Acadiana's own Hunter Hayes became a part of history earlier this week, when he announced Ronnie Milsap as the newest member of the Country Music Hall of Fame at the official announcement ceremony in Nashville. Ronnie will join Hank Cochran in the Songwriter category, and Mac Wiseman in the Veteran category for the class of 2014. Hunter, in an emotional introduction, stated that Ronnie Milsap was a huge influence in his career, and he often tried to replicate his beautiful vocals in his own music. We're so proud that Hunter could be a part of this historic moment in country music history, and congrats to Ronnie Milsap, Hank Cochran and Mac Wiseman from all your south Louisiana friends!

Check out Hunter and Ronnie Milsap performing at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville last year in Hunter's 'For the Love of Music' episode below.