Special Programs

Exhibit-related programs, tributes, rare interview opportunities, and more. Meet the people who make country music history.

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Concert: Boppin’ the Blues: A Celebration of Sam Phillips

May 28, 2016 - The museum marks the closing of Flyin’ Saucers Rock & Ro...

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“Blue Suede Shoes” at Sixty: Remembering Carl Perkins

April 9, 2016 - This year marks the sixtieth anniversary of the creation an...

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Interview: Indigo Girls

September 23, 2015 - Known for intricate harmonies; raw, poetic lyrics; and...

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Panel And Performance: CMT’s Next Women of Country

June 11, 2015 - No one can deny that men have dominated country radio in re...

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Concert: Guitar Man: A Tribute to Jerry Reed

May 5, 2015 - Chet Atkins dubbed Jerry Reed a Certified Guitar Player and r...

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The Man from Muscle Shoals: Rick Hall in Conversation with Peter Guralnick

April 18, 2015 - As a producer, songwriter, and music business entrepreneur...

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Listen to the Band: The Nashville Cats in Concert with Special Guests Deana Carter, Jon Langford, Tracy Nelson, and Ketch Secor and Critter Fuqua (from Old Crow Medicine Show)

March 28 , 2015 - Hear the musicians who inspired Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Jo...

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Concert: Close Up the Honky-Tonks: Chuck Mead and Special Guests Pay Tribute to the Bakersfield Sound

December 13, 2014 - Through his work as a solo artist, with bands BR549 and...

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Concert and Conversation: Crystal Gayle

May 3, 2014 - Crystal Gayle’s warm, silky alto—as heard on her signature hi...

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Special Program: Sweet Dreams and Holiday Cheer with Mandy Barnett

December 21, 2013 - Mandy Barnett performs songs from and discusses her new...

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Concert and Conversation: Divided & United: Music of the Civil War with Randall Poster, Bryan Sutton, Stuart Duncan, and Lee Ann Womack

November 17, 2013 - Created in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of th...

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Concert and Conversation: The Big E: Salute to Buddy Emmons

September 21, 2013 - Pedal steel guitar legend Buddy Emmons, whose staggeri...

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Concert: Always: Singing the Legacy of Patsy Cline

May 11, 2013 - Fifty years after her tragic death, Patsy Cline’s voice cont...

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Songs Fit for a King: Top Songwriters Remember Elvis

August 11, 2012 - Legendary songwriters tell stories about their original c...

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Concert: Chet Atkins: Friends and Flame Keepers

July 14, 2012 - Chet Atkins was known as an innovative guitarist; as a prod...

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Concert: Muhlenburg County Thumbpickers

July 7, 2012 - Chet Atkins was inspired by the complex fingerstyle guitar p...

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Concert: Earl Klugh

June 30, 2012 - Grammy-winning guitarist Earl Klugh performs solo in tribut...

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Concert: Steve Wariner: Intimate Performance and Tribute to Chet Atkins

June 9, 2012 - Steve Wariner has recorded dozens of hits, including the cha...

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Concert: Boppin’ the Blues: A Celebration of Sam Phillips

May 28, 2016 - The museum marks the closing of Flyin’ Saucers Rock & Ro...

More

“Blue Suede Shoes” at Sixty: Remembering Carl Perkins

April 9, 2016 - This year marks the sixtieth anniversary of the creation an...

More

Interview: Indigo Girls

September 23, 2015 - Known for intricate harmonies; raw, poetic lyrics; and...

More

Panel And Performance: CMT’s Next Women of Country

June 11, 2015 - No one can deny that men have dominated country radio in re...

More

Concert: Guitar Man: A Tribute to Jerry Reed

May 5, 2015 - Chet Atkins dubbed Jerry Reed a Certified Guitar Player and r...

More

The Man from Muscle Shoals: Rick Hall in Conversation with Peter Guralnick

April 18, 2015 - As a producer, songwriter, and music business entrepreneur...

More

Listen to the Band: The Nashville Cats in Concert with Special Guests Deana Carter, Jon Langford, Tracy Nelson, and Ketch Secor and Critter Fuqua (from Old Crow Medicine Show)

March 28 , 2015 - Hear the musicians who inspired Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Jo...

More

Concert: Close Up the Honky-Tonks: Chuck Mead and Special Guests Pay Tribute to the Bakersfield Sound

December 13, 2014 - Through his work as a solo artist, with bands BR549 and...

More

Concert and Conversation: Crystal Gayle

May 3, 2014 - Crystal Gayle’s warm, silky alto—as heard on her signature hi...

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