Bluegrass legend Curly Seckler appeared at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on December 4, 2010, in celebration of his seventy-fifth anniversary in music and his upcoming ninety-first birthday.event details
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November 16, 2010
In her long and distinguished career in the entertainment business, Bonnie Garner made sure the spotlight was on the artists, not on her. Turning the tables, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum honored the former record executive and artist manager during the fourth annual Louise Scruggs Memorial Forum, on November 16, 2010.
November 6, 2010
When Hilary Williams, daughter of Hank Williams Jr. and granddaughter of Hank Williams, recalled the accident that almost took her life in March 2006, the details came spilling out in a rush.
October 30, 2010
Marshall Chapman, daughter of a South Carolina textile mill owner, arrived in Nashville in the fall of 1967 to attend Vanderbilt University. The city and its music scene had a great impact on Chapman's life; conversely, it can be said, Chapman continues to impact her chosen hometown.
Poets and Prophets
October 16, 2010
Dan Penn cites the turning point of his life as the moment he first encountered producer and studio owner Rick Hall and other musicians who turned Muscle Shoals, Alabama, into a renowned recording center.
October 9, 2010
At the start of his first major-label Nashville recording session, in 1965, Chip Young faced trial by fire. Producer Billy Sherrill had sought out Young after hearing his acoustic guitar introduction on the songwriting demo of "What Color (Is a Man)," a Marge Barton song Sherrill wanted pop star Bobby Vinton to record. Young walked into the session and found several members of the A-team, the name given the top rank of Nashville studio musicians, including three other guitarists, Ray Edenton, Kelso Herston, and Grady Martin.
Poets and Prophets
Merle Haggard once goaded his longtime friend Red Lane by calling him the world's third-best songwriter. "Hank Cochran is first," Haggard said. "I'm second. You're third."event details
Unlike nearly all singers, Tammy Wynette stood as still as a statue when she sang, even when shifting into her most dynamic and powerful notes. That trait was one of many discussed during a nearly two-hour panel discussion of Wynette's career Saturday (Aug. 21) at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.event details
"It just made sense," said Joe Galante, chairman of Sony Music Nashville, reminiscing about the Judds' first record deal in 1983. "To me, it never seemed like we were taking a chance because they were great."event details
During a career of more than fifty years, Ray Stevens has never aimed songs at the pop or country market-even though he has had great success in both. He never sat down to write or record a song thinking it had to be funny or serious-even though he's had plenty of both.event details