The awardees are described by the Foundation as, "individuals who show exceptional creativity in their work and the prospect for still more in the future."
First time nominees include Eurythmics, Judas Priest, Radiohead, Rage Against The Machine, Kate Bush, Dire Straits, Nina Simone, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, and the Moody Blues.
Along with his acting and directing credits, Farmer is also the harmonica playing frontman of the band, Gary Farmer & The Troublemakers.
The 2017 class of the Memphis Music Hall of Fame includes Memphis Horns, Maurice White, and Roy Orbison.
Southern Avenue has been nominated in two categories: New Artist Debut Album and Sean Costello Rising Star Award.
“Mr. Morrison has created a catalog of music that has served as a soundtrack for our lives."
Winners of each category will be announced on September 13, 2017 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.