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COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME® AND MUSEUM PRESENTS INTERVIEW WITH MUSIC INDUSTRY LEGEND JIMMY BOWEN ON APRIL 12

March 20, 2014 | Posted by CMHOF Staff

Two Film Screenings Round Out April Programs in Support of the Exhibition 

Reba: All the Women I Am 

NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 20, 2014 - On Saturday, April 12, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will present an interview with music industry legend Jimmy Bowen in support of the exhibition Reba: All the Women I Am. The program is included with museum admission and free to museum members. Visit countrymusichalloffame.org for complete admission details. In addition, film screenings featuring Reba will be presented on April 6 and 27. The screenings are FREE.

     Producer Playback: An Interview with Jimmy Bowen, hosted by Museum Writer-Editor Michael McCall, will begin at 1:30 p.m. on April 12 in the museum's Ford Theater. The program will feature a discussion of Bowen's colorful career as a top record producer and the head of several record labels including Elektra/Asylum, Warner Bros., MCA, and Capitol. While heading MCA, he co-produced, with Reba, her breakthrough recordings for that label-"How Blue," "Somebody Should Leave" and "Whoever's in New England." He encouraged the rising star to take control of her career and granted her the artistic freedom to do so. In addition to Reba, Bowen produced hits for John Anderson, Suzy Bogguss, Waylon Jennings, George Strait, Mel Tillis, Conway Twitty and Hank Williams Jr., among others. He also helped guide Garth Brooks' rise to stardom. Seating for the program is limited, and program passes are required for admittance. Watch live online at CountryMusicHallofFame.org/streaming.

On Sunday, April 6, at 2:00 p.m., the museum will screen The 29th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards (1994). Reba and Alan Jackson serve as hosts. Performers include Reba and Jackson, as well as Clint Black, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Vince Gill, Lorrie Morgan, Sawyer Brown, Pam Tillis, Travis Tritt and Dwight Yoakam.

 On Sunday, April 27, at 2:00 p.m., the museum will screen Leading Ladies of the Grand Ole Opry, Hosted by Reba McEntire (1989). Reba tells the story of the legendary women who performed on the Opry in the 1950s and '60s, paving the way for the successful female country artists who followed. Vintage Opry performances and photos of the Carter Family, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Kitty Wells, Dottie West and others illustrate the unique styles and voices of these pioneering women.

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.