March at the museum
Karyn Rochelle wrote "Georgia Rain" (Trisha Yearwood), "Red High Heels" (Kellie Pickler), and "When You Love Someone Like That" (Reba McEntire and LeAnn Rimes). Cory Batten wrote "Gettin' You Home (the Black Dress Song)" (Chris Young), "If You Had Called Yesterday" (Julie Roberts), "She Wouldn't Be Gone" (Blake Shelton), and "You Can Let Go" (Crystal Shawanda). Included with museum admission. Free to museum members. Made Possible by Ford Motor Company Fund.event details
Poets and Prophets
Songwriter Roger Murrah's lyrics to the hit song "High Cotton" draw directly on his experiences growing up on a small family farm in Alabama. The song's stanzas juxtapose images of poverty and hard work with descriptions of parents who anchor their children in love and faith-and the comfort that comes with that. The chorus drives that comforting feeling home with a sing-along anthem about how children from such families tend to remember the security more than the hard times.event details
Andy Cohen specializes in the Reverend Gary Davis guitar style. Cohen, an anthropologist, also plays the dolceola, an obscure sixty-string, seven-chord zither with a piano keyboard. He will demonstrate ragtime, boogie-woogie, blues, fiddle tunes, and gospel songs on both instruments. Included with museum admission. Free to museum members. Made possible by Gibson Guitar Corporation.event details
Country Music Hall of Fame members Kris Kristofferson, Brenda Lee, Willie Nelson, and Dolly Parton performed together in the 1983 television special The Winning Hand. Hosted by Johnny Cash, the program followed the release of a double album of the same name, which featured unreleased recordings from the performers' careers on the Monument label during the 1960s. The television special captures special performances, including a slew of unforgettable duets. Presented in support of the featured exhibit Brenda Lee: Dynamite, Presented by Great American Country Television Network. From the museum's Frist Library and Archive. Ninety minutes. Free. Made Possible by Iron Mountain Film and Sound Archives.event details
Visit and record a song at Historic RCA Studio B, former recording home of Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton, the Everly Brothers, and many more. In this interactive workshop, participants learn the history of RCA Studio B and the basics of the recording process by acting as artist, producer, and engineer. CDs of the recordings will be available for purchase. Transportation via bus to Studio B is provided by the museum. The bus will depart from the museum promptly at 1:00 p.m. and will return at 2:30 p.m. For ages 9 to 15 and accompanying adults. Space is limited. Reservations required. Program cost is $5 per participant.event details
Gary Burr wrote "I Try to Think about Elvis" (Patty Loveless); "Love's Been a Little Bit Hard on Me" (Juice Newton); "On the Side of Angels" (LeAnn Rimes); "Outside My Window" (Sarah Buxton); "This Is The Night" (Clay Aiken); "Till You Love Me" (Reba McEntire); "To Be Loved by You" (Wynonna); "Watch Me" (Lorrie Morgan); and "What Mattered Most" (Ty Herndon). Included with museum admission. Free to museum members. Made Possible by Ford Motor Company Fund.event details
Pam Gadd is the former lead vocalist and banjoist for Grammy-nominated country band Wild Rose. She also has worked closely with Patty Loveless, Porter Wagoner, and others. Gadd's demonstration outlines the history of the banjo, from its African beginnings to becoming one of America's most treasured instruments. Included with museum admission. Free to museum members. Made possible by Gibson Guitar Corporation.event details
Michael White wrote "Dancin' All Around It" (Alan Jackson); "Loving Every Minute" (Mark Wills); "That's Just Me" (Billy Currington); "The Baby" (Blake Shelton); and songs recorded by John Anderson, Trace Adkins, Billy Ray Cyrus, Sammy Kershaw, Ricky Skaggs, George Strait, and Conway Twitty. Included with museum admission. Free to museum members. Made Possible by Ford Motor Company Fund.event details
Maddie Denton is a sixteen-year-old multi-instrumentalist. She is the current National Junior Fiddle Champion and Tennessee State Fiddle Champion. She has won over seventy-five different fiddle contests since 2002, and over thirty competitions on either mandolin, guitar, dobro, banjo, dulcimer, or harmonica. Included with museum admission. Free to museum members. Made possible by Gibson Guitar Corporation.event details
Byron Hill wrote "Born Country" (Alabama); "Fool Hearted Memory" (George Strait); "Nothing on but the Radio" (Gary Allan); "Size Matters" (Joe Nichols); and songs recorded by Ray Charles, George Jones, Toby Keith, Reba McEntire, Kenny Rogers, and Randy Travis. Included with museum admission. Free to museum members. Made Possible by Ford Motor Company Fund.
The educational programs of the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum are funded in part by grants from the Tennessee Art Commission and the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission, through an agreement with the Tennessee Art Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Rik Palieri is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and storyteller who has traveled the world, diligently collecting stories and playing music. A native of Burlington, Vermont, Palieri will lead museum visitors through a detailed history of the banjo with songs, stories, and personal experiences. Included with museum admission. Free to museum members. Made possible by Gibson Guitar Corporation.event details