Country Music Hall of Fame


Outlaw Tales and Tunes with Elizabeth Cook, Mike Harmeier, and Waylon Payne

Friday, March 29, 2019 - 02:00pm

Singer-songwriter Elizabeth Cook tackles hard subjects with a sense of humor in songs such as “Methadone Blues” and “Sometimes It Takes Balls to Be a Woman.” She performs often on the Grand Ole Opry, is a frequent guest on the long-running Adult Swim animated series Squidbillies, and for ten years has hosted her radio show, Apron Strings, on SiriusXM’s Outlaw Country channel. Mike Harmeier is founder and front man of Austin-based band Mike and the Moonpies. In 2018, the group released their fifth album, Steak Night at the Prairie Rose; nine of its ten tracks were written or co-written by Harmeier. Singer, songwriter, and actor Waylon Payne was born into Outlaw country music: his mother was singer-songwriter Sammi Smith; his father was Willie Nelson’s longtime guitarist, Jody Payne; and his godfather and namesake was Waylon Jennings. Payne co-wrote “All the Trouble” (Lee Ann Womack), “To Learn Her” and “Use My Heart” (Miranda Lambert), and “Wild Love” (Ashley Monroe). Presented in partnership with the Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival. Ford Theater. Free to museum members and Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival badge holders.​


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