Program Is in Support of the Spotlight Exhibition John Prine: It Took Me Years to Get These Souvenirs
NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 25, 2014 - On Saturday, April 19, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will present a special program with singer-songwriter John Prine, in support of the spotlight exhibition John Prine: It Took Me Years to Get These Souvenirs, which closes May 4, 2014. The program is included with museum admission and free to museum members. Visit countrymusichalloffame.org/ for complete admission details.
A Conversation with John Prine will take place at 2:30 p.m. in the museum's CMA Theater. Noted journalist Peter Cooper will host the program. The two will discuss Prine's early musical influences, his creative inspiration and his critically acclaimed career as a folk and country singer-songwriter with a knack for social commentary, free from judgment but full of poignancy, heartbreak and humor. Prine's debut album, released in 1971, included the songs "Paradise" and "Angel from Montgomery," later recorded by the Everly Brothers and Bonnie Raitt, respectively. Prine has released more than twenty albums, two of which won Grammys for Best Contemporary Folk Album and were released on his own label, Oh Boy Records. He also has continued to provide hit songs for other artists, including "I Just Want to Dance with You" for George Strait and "Love Is on a Roll" for Don Williams.
Museum programs are made possible, in part, by grants from the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission and by an agreement between the Tennessee Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is operated by the Country Music Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization chartered by the state of Tennessee in 1964. The museum's mission is the preservation of the history of country and related vernacular music rooted in southern culture. With the same educational mission, the foundation also operates CMF Records, the museum's Frist Library and Archive, CMF Press, Historic RCA Studio B and Hatch Show Print®.
More information about the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is available at countrymusichalloffame.org or by calling (615) 416-2001.