In 2005, Campbell was one of three artists inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, with his fellow inductees being DeFord Bailey and Alabama. He was introduced during the ceremony by Vince Gill, who spoke about the various accomplishments Campbell had enjoyed throughout his career.
Campbell's wife Kim looked on proudly from the audience as Campbell soaked up all the applause. "I can't tell you what a thrill it is to be here," he said, before he went on to thank his many musical idols and his family.
Of course, Campbell saved his Uncle Boo for last, thanking him for teaching him how to play the guitar.