Ninth Annual Artist-In-Residence
The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum proudly presents Connie Smith as our 2011 Artist-in-Residence. The Grand Ole Opry star will preside over three evenings of music in the Ford Theater—August 22, 29, and September 12—highlighting her art and work. Each evening will follow a different theme and feature special guests.
Since 1964, when her debut single, “Once a Day,” stayed at #1 for eight weeks, Smith has enjoyed a reputation as a singer’s singer. She is cited as a favorite by many, including George Jones, Junior Brown, and Dolly Parton, who said, “There’s really only three real female singers in the world. Streisand, Ronstadt, and Connie Smith. The rest of us are only pretending.” Smith releases a new album, Long Line of Heartaches, on August 23. The record is her first collection of all-new material since 1998.
The Museum’s Artist-in-Residence series began in 2003 and gives legendary country artists an opportunity to create unique performances, original works, or other special artistic expressions. The annual series is part of a full slate of educational public programs presented by the Museum throughout the year, adding depth to the story of country music told in our galleries, and giving Museum visitors an opportunity to interact with the music’s history in unique and intimate ways.
Individual Tickets - $45
Individual tickets are $45 per show and can be purchased online by clicking the performance date of your choice below or by calling 615-416-2001.
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As a benefit of being a Museum Member, you receive a 20% discount on individual tickets and reception packages. When purchasing your tickets online, be sure to enter the promotion code provided to you in your recent Member Update email at checkout to receive your discount! If you have any questions during your purchase process, please call 615-416-2001.
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Following each show, join Smith for an autograph signing. She’ll be signing her brand new album, Long Line of Heartaches (available to Artist-in-Residence attendees one day prior to its official release on August 23), her Essential Connie Smith album, and her custom Hatch Show Print poster, all purchased from the Museum Store staff outside the Ford Theater. Click here to view the autograph signing guidelines.
An $8 discounted parking rate for Artist-in-Residence attendees is available at the Pinnacle at Symphony Place garage located at 150 3rd Ave. South (on Demonbreun St. between 2nd & 3rd Avenues). Garage entrances are located on both 2nd and 3rd Avenues. When exiting, be sure to state that you attended the Artist-in-Residence performance at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to receive your discounted $8.00 parking rate.
The Museum is located at 222 5th Ave. South in downtown Nashville, with the main entrance facing Demonbreun Street. Tickets should be picked up at the Information Desk no later than fifteen minutes prior to the start of the show.