Crickets band member Sonny Curtis began his career in Texas as lead guitarist for Buddy Holly, for whom he wrote “Rock Around with Ollie Vee” in 1956. Curtis toured with the Everly Brothers and wrote the duo’s 1961 classic “Walk Right Back” (later a hit for Anne Murray). A member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Curtis also penned “I Fought the Law” (Bobby Fuller Four, the Clash, and others), “I’m No Stranger to the Rain” (Keith Whitley), “Love Is All Around” (theme from The Mary Tyler Moore Show), and “Someday”(Webb Pierce). This program celebrates the tenth anniversary of the museum’s series Poets and Prophets: Salute to Legendary Songwriters, which featured Curtis in 2012.
This program takes place in the Museum's Ford Theater.
Attendees must have a Program Pass to guarantee admission to this event.
Program Passes are free with Museum admission or membership and distributed two hours prior to the event at the Museum's box office on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating is general admission and limited.
Members-only benefit: Museum members may also reserve their Program Passes in advance by phone (615-416-2050) or via Reservations@countrymusichalloffame.org. Reservations are accepted until 48 hours before the program, or until the program is at capacity. Tickets reserved by members are available for pickup at the membership desk in the Museum’s conservatory.
For more information, please read our Full Program Pass Policy.