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Songwriter Gary Burr to be Featured in Poets and Prophets Series at Museum

September 27, 2017 | Posted by CMHOF Staff

Poets and Prophets presented by SunTrust

NASHVILLE, Tenn., - Sept. 26, 2017 – The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will feature Gary Burr in its special series Poets and Prophets: A Salute to Songwriters on Saturday, Oct. 7, at 2 p.m. in the museum’s Ford Theater. The program will include an in-depth interview, conducted by museum staff member Michael Gray and illustrated with vintage photos, film footage and recordings, and Burr will give a short performance. Following the program, he will sign commemorative Hatch Show Print posters.

Connecticut native Burr had early success with Juice Newton’s country-pop crossover hit “Love’s Been a Little Bit Hard on Me,” in 1982. Burr moved to Nashville in 1989 and eventually became one of the city’s most successful songwriters. In 2005, he was elected to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. His credits include “That’s My Job” (Conway Twitty), “One Night a Day” (Garth Brooks), “I Try to Think About Elvis” (Patty Loveless), “Till You Love Me” (Reba McEntire), “What Mattered Most” (Ty Herndon), “Can’t Be Really Gone” (Tim McGraw), “Nobody Wants to Be Lonely” (Ricky Martin and Christina Aguilera) and more.

Poets and Prophets 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 e-mail (reservations@countrymusichalloffame.org). The program will be streamed live at countrymusichalloffame.org/streaming. To view past Poets and Prophets programs and other original content from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, visit the Watch and Listen tab on our website.  

For 10 years, Poets and Prophets has honored songwriters who have made significant contributions to country music history. Previous subjects include Al Anderson, Bill Anderson, Matraca Berg, Bobby Braddock, Wayne Carson, Buzz Cason, Jerry Chesnut, Hank Cochran, Roger Cook, Sonny Curtis, Dean Dillon, Bob DiPiero, Tom Douglas, Kye Fleming, Jerry Foster, Dallas Frazier, Red Lane, Dickey Lee, John D. Loudermilk, Shane McAnally, Bob McDill, Roger Murrah, Paul Overstreet, Dan Penn, Gretchen Peters, Curly Putman, Mike Reid, Allen Reynolds, Mark D. Sanders, Don Schlitz, Whitey Shafer, Red Simpson, Jeffrey Steele, Sonny Throckmorton, Sharon Vaughn, Jimmy Webb, Billy Edd Wheeler, Norro Wilson and Craig Wiseman. Additional information about Poets and Prophets can be found at countrymusichalloffame.org.

 Poets and Prophets is presented by SunTrust, a proud supporter of Nashville’s songwriting community.

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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.