2016 COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE
CHARLIE DANIELS TO APPEAR AT FAN FAIR X
MARK CHESNUTT, DAN + SHAY, BRENDA LEE, LONESTAR AND CHARLEY PRIDE TO SIGN AT MUSEUM
Scotty McCreery Signing His New Book,
Go Big or Go Home: The Journey Toward the Dream
Museum Also Offering First Look at Updated ACM Gallery Featuring New and Noteworthy Performers from 2015 Including:
Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Cam, Chris Janson, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Aubrie Sellers, Chris Stapleton and Cole Swindell
NASHVILLE, Tenn., – May 31, 2016 –The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will welcome thousands of country music fans to CMA Music Festival, June 9 to 12. All week, the museum will host autograph signings, performances and special programs, presented by Comcast, including just added signings with Mark Chesnutt, Dan + Shay, Brenda Lee, Lonestar and Charley Pride. More signings will be announced in the days leading up to Music Fest.
These artists join an already packed week of activity that includes an appearance by Blake Shelton in support of the new exhibition Blake Shelton: Based on a True Story, supported by SunTrust, as well as appearances by Gary Allan, Bill Anderson, Brandy Clark, Mickey Guyton, Oak Ridge Boys, RaeLynn, Aubrie Sellers and more. The museum will also host the only Nashville book signing with Scotty McCreery, who will be signing his new book, Go Big or Go Home: The Journey Toward the Dream.
In addition, visitors will get a first look at the newest installation of the museum’s ACM Gallery, including artifacts representing today’s hottest country artists, from Chris Stapleton to Kelsea Ballerini. With all-new additions, the ACM Gallery chronicles the latest chapter in country music’s ever-evolving story through a behind-the-scenes look at all things new and noteworthy from 2015. The update will include artifacts from Luke Bryan, Cam, Chris Janson, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Aubrie Sellers, Cole Swindell and more.
Election to the Country Music Hall of Fame is country music's highest honor. Charlie Daniels, a 2016 inductee, will share stories of his career and discuss what it means to be included in this elite group with Music Fest attendees. WSM radio host Bill Cody will interview Daniels on the Close Up Stage at Fan Fair X located in the Music City Center on June 9 at 1:15 p.m.
Located inside of the Music City Center, Fan Fair X offers artist interactions, celebrity Q&A sessions, autographs, shopping and much more. The museum is once again offering a bundled ticket option with Fan Fair X. The ticket, which includes museum admission (good for single day until December 31, 2016) and four-day access to Fan Fair X is $39.95 and can be purchased at the museum’s box office or online.
Schedule of Events (Just Announced Items are underlined):
Monday, June 6
3 p.m.: Interview and Performance with Blake Shelton
Tuesday, June 7
Wednesday, June 8
11:30 a.m.: Autograph signing with Craig Morgan
1:30 p.m.: Songwriter Session and autograph signing with Aubrie Sellers and Adam Wright
3:30 p.m.: Songwriter Session with Gary Allan
Thursday, June 9
10 a.m.: Autograph signing with Bill Anderson
2 p.m.:Autograph signing with Oak Ridge Boys
Friday, June 10
10 a.m.: Book signing with Scotty McCreery
12:30 p.m.: Performance and signing by some of CMT’s Next Women of Country, including Lauren Alaina, Clare Dunn, Brooke Eden, Margo Price and Tara Thompson. Hosted by CMT’s Leslie Fram
Saturday, June 11
10 a.m.: Autograph signing with Brandy Clark
11:30 a.m.: Songwriter Session and autograph signing with RaeLynn
1:00 p.m.: Songwriter Session and autograph signing with Mickey Guyton
3:30 p.m.: Songwriter Sessionand autograph signing with Jack Ingram
Sunday, June 12
1:00 p.m.: Fiddle Demonstration with Ryan Joseph
2:00 p.m.: Film Screening: Good Rockin’ Tonight: The Legacy of Sun Records
Museum admission is not required for autograph signings. However, a purchase of artists’ merchandise from the Museum Store is necessary to participate. All programs are included with museum admission and free to museum members; capacity is limited. Call 615-416-2001 for more information on all programs.
Hands-on activities in the Taylor Swift Education Center will provide fun for children of all ages. Make a backstage pass from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. each day. Additional family programs include Beginner Fiddle Workshop on Friday, June 10, at 1 p.m. and Guitar 101 on Saturday, June 11, at 1 p.m.
Visitors who present their official CMA Music Festival badges or tickets will enjoy special discounts, including $4 off adult general admission to the museum or a $10 discount on museum membership. (No other discounts apply. Not valid on discount packages.) Offers are valid June 6-13, 2016.
In addition to the dining and retail discounts museum members enjoy throughout the year, they can also take advantage of a “fast-pass” ticket line Friday to Sunday of Music Fest.
2|22 will offer its regular lunch schedule from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and the museum’s snack bar will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. Bajo Sexto Taco will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
For a complete schedule of signings, performances and other programming during Music Fest at the Hall, presented by Comcast, visit countrymusichalloffame.org/musicfestatthehall.
Follow @countrymusichof on Twitter and join the conversation during Music Fest using #CMAFest.
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About the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum:
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 2015 welcomed over one million patrons, placing it among the ten most-visited history museums in the U.S. The Country Music Foundation operates Historic RCA Studio BTM, 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.