July at the museum
Karyn Rochelle wrote "Georgia Rain" (Trisha Yearwood); "Makin' Me Fall in Love Again" (Kellie Pickler); "Red High Heels" (Kellie Pickler); "When You Love Someone Like That" (Reba McEntire and LeAnn Rimes); and songs recorded by Terri Clark, Gloriana, George Jones, Lee Ann Womack, and others. Included with museum admission. Free to museum members.event details
Kayton Roberts played steel guitar for Hank Snow for thirty years. Roberts has also performed or recorded with the Derailers, Alison Krauss, Riders in the Sky, Billy Joe Shaver, Marty Stuart, Randy Travis, Hank Williams III, and others. Singer-guitarist Rob NcNurlin will sit in. Included with museum admission. Free to museum members.
Made possible by Gibson Guitar Corporation.
Caroline Cutbirth, Tayla Lynn, and Jennifer Wayne are country group Stealing Angels. In case any of their last names sound familiar ... they should! These young women are descended from American icons, including folk hero Daniel Boone, country great Loretta Lynn, and film legend John Wayne. The trio's music, including their new single "Paper Heart," promises to make Stealing Angels a famous name, too. The group's upcoming debut album was produced by Paul Worley (Dixie Chicks, Lady Antebellum) for his label, Skyville Records. Visit the link below to learn more about the concert series or purchase your Museum Membership. http://countrymusichalloffame.org/HotNights/event details
Enjoy a special afternoon of music celebrating the release of I Love: Tom T. Hall's Songs of Fox Hollow (Red Beet Records/CMF Records). Performers Peter Cooper and Eric Brace assembled an impressive cast of musicians and guest singers to re-record the songs from Tom T. Hall's 1974 masterpiece, Songs of Fox Hollow. The original album was a big seller, featuring material inspired by Hall's Williamson County home, Fox Hollow. Hall paints Fox Hollow as a curious and enchanting place, full of kindness, love, and wonderment. Brace, Cooper, and their band will perform selections from the album, including the favorites "I Love," "The Song of the One-Legged Chicken," and "Sneaky Snake." Fun for kids of all ages. Followed by a CD signing in the Museum Store. Free.event details
Fred Knobloch wrote "Back in Your Arms Again" (Lorrie Morgan); "If My Heart Had Wings" (Faith Hill); "Meanwhile" (George Strait); "Used to Blue" (Sawyer Brown); and songs recorded by Rosanne Cash, Ray Charles, Confederate Railroad, Delbert McClinton, Neal McCoy, and Trisha Yearwood. Included with museum admission. Free to museum members.event details
Musician Mark Horn presents the history of the banjo in this instrument demonstration. Horn played drums in the honky-tonk band The Derailers and is part of the duo Mark & Mike. He is featured on the recent release I Love: Tom T. Hall's Songs of Fox Hollow. Included with museum admission. Free to museum members. Made possible by Gibson Guitar Corporation.event details
Hitmaker Jim Collins wrote Kenny Chesney's hits "Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven," "The Good Stuff," and "She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy." Collins also penned "Big Green Tractor" (Jason Aldean); "I Don't Feel Like Loving You Today" (Gretchen Wilson); "It Just Comes Natural" (George Strait); "Nobody Drinks Alone" (Keith Urban); "Then They Do" (Trace Adkins), "Yes!" (Chad Brock); and many others. Included with museum admission. Free to museum members.event details
Mandolin player and guitarist Bob Grant has played with the Bad Livers, Gail Davies, and others. Ryan Cavanaugh, banjo, has played with Sam Bush, Bill Evans, John McLaughlin, and Victor Wooten. Included with museum admission. Free to museum members. Made possible by Gibson Guitar Corporation.event details
July 23, 2011
James Burton decided to experiment with the strings of his Fender Telecaster guitar shortly after he moved from Shreveport, Louisiana, to the Los Angeles home of actor-singer Ricky Nelson and his parents, TV stars Ozzie and Harriet Nelson.
George Teren wrote the #1 hits "Ladies Love Country Boys" (Trace Adkins); "Real Good Man" (Tim McGraw); "Runnin' Out of Reasons to Run" ( Rick Trevino); and "When I Get Where I'm Going" (Brad Paisley). Teren also penned "Homewrecker" (Gretchen Wilson), "(Lovin' You) Made A Man of Me" (Gary Allan),"Stealing Cinderella" (Chuck Wicks), and songs recorded by Billy Ray Cyrus, Jamey Johnson, Jo Dee Messina, Montgomery Gentry, Dolly Parton, Blake Shelton, Hank Williams Jr., and others. Included with museum admission. Free to museum members.event details
Watch a puppet show presented by the Nashville Public Library's Puppet Truck. Based on a traditional Asian folktale and featuring Bunraku puppetry, The Stonecutter teaches two life lessons: be happy with who you are and make your wishes carefully! All ages. No reservations required. Free. Families are encouraged to tour the museum at a discounted rate following the program. Visit the information desk or ticket window for more information.event details
Al Goll is an adjunct Dobro professor at Belmont Academy of Music. He has performed or recorded with Greta Gaines, Hayseed Dixie, Marcus Hummon, Julie Lee, Leftover Salmon, Sarah Siskind, Holly Williams, and others. Included with museum admission. Free to museum members. Made possible by Gibson Guitar Corporation.event details
Charley Stefl wrote "Everytime That It Rains" (Garth Brooks); "The Fool" (Lee Ann Womack); "Keep on Walkin'" (The Grascals); "The Visit" (George Jones, Chad Brock); "What I Wouldn't Give" (Blake Shelton); and songs recorded by Eddy Arnold, the Del McCoury Band, and Nanci Griffith. Steve Dean wrote "Fast Lanes and Country Roads" (Barbara Mandrell); "Hearts Aren't Made to Break" (Lee Greenwood); "Honky Tonk Girl" (Joe Nichols); "It Takes a Little Rain" (Oak Ridge Boys); "One Bridge I Didn't Burn" (Conway Twitty); "Round About Way" (George Strait); "Shadow of a Distant Friend" (Waylon Jennings); "Southern Star" (Alabama); "Walk On" (Reba McEntire); and "Watching You" (Rodney Atkins). Included with museum admission. Free to museum members.event details
Roland White is a mandolin player whose performance and studio credits include work with Clint Black, Lester Flatt, Bela Fleck, Bill Monroe, Nashville Bluegrass Band, Ricky Skaggs, Marty Stuart, and Doc Watson. Diane Bouska will sit in on guitar. Included with museum admission. Free to museum members. Made possible by Gibson Guitar Corporation.event details
"A country singer's role is as an interpreter," explains Randy Travis in the documentary In the Hank Williams Tradition. "[The songs are] stories that people can relate to because the songs are about their lives. Hank Williams was one of the first to do it-and he did it the best." In 1990, Travis and other country music artists gathered to create a film about the lasting influence of Hank Williams. The film also includes interviews with Roy Acuff, Chet Atkins, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Ricky Skaggs, Dwight Yoakam, and members of Hank's band, the Drifting Cowboys. Hank Williams Jr. also shares memories from his childhood. Screened in support of the special exhibition Family Tradition: The Williams Family Legacy, Presented by SunTrust. Free. Made Possible by Iron Mountain Film and Sound Archives.event details