August 20, 2011
British pop legend Nick Lowe discussed country music's impact on his work during the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's weekly Songwriter Session series.
August 13, 2011
Asked to sum up the best quality of Chet Atkins in a sentence, three of his close friends and musical colleagues-Steve Wariner, Billy Edd Wheeler, and Paul Yandell-deemed the task impossible, recounting his many talents as a world-renowned guitarist, record producer, and RCA label executive.
July 23, 2011
James Burton decided to experiment with the strings of his Fender Telecaster guitar shortly after he moved from Shreveport, Louisiana, to the Los Angeles home of actor-singer Ricky Nelson and his parents, TV stars Ozzie and Harriet Nelson.
Poets and Prophets
June 4, 2011
Don Schlitz can sure tell a story. Known for his success as a country songwriter, Schlitz proved just as effective at creating dramatic narratives when discussing his career as part of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's quarterly Poets and Prophets series, which honors songwriters who have made a significant contribution to country music.
May 28, 2011event details
Just in time for Tom T. Hall's 75th birthday, producers Peter Cooper and Eric Brace have produced a gem of an album by assembling a stellar cast to record anew Tom T.'s renowned 1974 children's album, Songs of Fox Hollow. A special concert in honor of Tom T. will include performances by Bobby Bare, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller, Duane Eddy, Tommy Cash, Jim Lauderdale, Peter Cooper, Eric Brace & Last Train Home, Gary Bennett, Jon Byrd, Mark & Mike, The Wrights, Fayssoux Starling McLean, and even Tom T. Hall. The event will include a short video from the recording sessions for I Love at Tom T. Hall's Fox Hollow farm last summer and an interview with the storyteller himself. This event is by invitation only.event details
Performance: I Saw the Light: Songwriters Salute Hank featuring Rodney Crowell, Ashley Monroe, the Secret Sisters, and Steve Young
April 16, 2011
Nearly sixty years after Hank Williams's death at age twenty-nine, his songs continue to resonate, inspiring new generations of musicians and remaining the standard against which countless songwriters measure themselves.
March 26, 2011
As David Briggs recounted his fifty-year career as a prominent player on Nashville's Music Row, he continually referred to other musicians with whom he shared studio time. His emphasis on shared camaraderie, and the humility displayed in crediting his heroes and supporters, underscores a trait common among early Nashville studio musicians: They enjoyed each other's company; they gave each other room to shine; and, like the classic songs they helped create, their personal bonds have stood the test of time.
Poets and Prophets
March 5, 2011
Norro Wilson trumpeted the importance of creative collaboration during a celebration of his songwriting career as part of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's quarterly Poets and Prophets series. With a mix of humor and humility-well-known traits of one of the most popular personalities on Music Row-Wilson repeatedly recalled details of the songwriting and recording process that he said lifted his contributions to a higher level.
Ford Community Day 2011 was very successful thanks to the Ford Motor Company Fund and to nearly 4,000 visitors who came to the museum on February 5.event details