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Nashville Cats: A Conversation with Steel Guitarist Robby Turner

Jul 27, 2019

2 PM – 3:30 PM

Robby Turner is among the most creative and inventive musicians of the modern era. A steel guitar master, he is the son of Doyle and Bernice Turner, both of whom played in Hank Williams’s Drifting Cowboys band. Turner has recorded with musicians including Toy Caldwell (the Marshall Tucker Band), the Dixie Chicks, Jamey Johnson, Jim Lauderdale, John Prine, Sturgill Simpson, Chris Stapleton, Marty Stuart, and Country Music Hall of Fame members Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and Randy Travis. Turner also recorded and toured with the Highwaymen (featuring Jennings, Nelson, and their fellow Country Music Hall of Famers Johnny Cash, and Kris Kristofferson). In this interview, which will include archival photos, film, and recordings, Turner will discuss his musical journey and the greats with whom he has worked. After the program, he will sign commemorative Hatch Show Print posters. Presented in support of the exhibit Outlaws & Armadillos: Country’s Roaring ʼ70s. Ford Theater. Limited seating. Included with museum admission. Free to museum members. Program ticket required. The program will be streamed live at countrymusichalloffame.org/streaming.

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