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Legendary Musician Jim Horn to Be Featured in Nashville Cats Series at the Museum

February 06, 2017 | Posted by CMHOF Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 6, 2017—The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will feature world-renowned saxophone and woodwinds session player Jim Horn in the latest installment of the museum’s special series Nashville Cats on Saturday, February 25, at 2:00 p.m. in the museum’s Ford Theater. Hosted by versatile musician Bill Lloyd, Horn’s in-depth interview will include stories of touring with Duane Eddy, recording in George Harrison’s bathroom, giving saxophone lessons to Garth Brooks and more. The discussion will be illustrated with vintage photos, film footage and recordings, and Horn will offer a short performance.


Jim Horn began his career while still a teenager, recording and touring in the 1950s with rock & roll pioneer Duane Eddy. As a young man in Los Angeles, Horn played hundreds of sessions with legendary session pros the Wrecking Crew, lending his talents to some of the biggest pop hits of all time—the Beach Boys’ “Good Vibrations,” Frank Sinatra’s “Strangers in the Night” and the Righteous Brothers’ “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’.” After touring extensively with John Denver, Horn relocated to Nashville and contributed to hit records by Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Wynonna, and Blake Shelton.

The Horninterview is included with museum admission and free to museum members. Seating is limited, and passes are required for admittance. Museum members can reserve program passes in advance by phone (615-416-2050) or via e-mail (reservations@countrymusichalloffame.org). The program will be streamed live at countrymusichalloffame.org/streaming. Following the program, Horn will sign a commemorative Hatch Show Print poster, available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Nashville Cats honors master musicians who have played an integral role in Nashville and country music. Recent honorees include Richard Bennett, Duane Eddy, Paul Franklin, Mac Gayden, Steve Gibson, Leon Rhodes, Michael Rhodes, Billy Sanford, Pete Wade, Bill Walker, and Bergen White. Additional information about the Nashville Cats program can be found at countrymusichalloffame.org.

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The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum collects, preserves, and interprets country music and its history for the education and entertainment of diverse audiences. In exhibits, publications, and educational programs, the museum explores the cultural importance and enduring beauty of the art form. The 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 is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, and in 2016 welcomed nearly 1.2 million patrons, placing it among the ten most-visited history museums in the U.S. The Country Music Foundation operates Historic RCA Studio B, Hatch Show Print® poster shop, CMF Records, the Frist Library and Archive, and CMF Press. Museum programs are supported by the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission and the Tennessee Arts Commission.

More information about the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is available at www.countrymusichalloffame.org or by calling (615) 416-2001.

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