Country Music Hall of Fame
Election to the Country Music Hall of Fame is country music's highest honor. The Country Music Association (CMA), the country music industry's trade organization, created the accolade to recognize significant contributions to the advancement of country music by individuals in both the creative and business communities. The first members—Jimmie Rodgers, Fred Rose, and Hank Williams—were inducted in 1961.
Marty Stuart: The Country Music Hall of Fame
Learn about the life and music of Marty Stuart, a recording artist, songwriter, multimedia emissary for country music, and member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Beginning his music career as a teen, Marty Stuart has spent decades making musical history, often alongside those he calls country...
Hank Williams Jr.: The Country Music Hall of Fame
Learn about the life and music of Hank Williams Jr., who, like his famous father, created a distinctive and influential sound, wrote enduring, widely loved songs, and became a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Beginning his career at age eight, Hank Jr. initially performed and recorded ...
Dean Dillon: The Country Music Hall of Fame
Learn about Dean Dillon, a Country Music Hall of Fame member and influential songwriter who composed hits for George Strait, Vern Gosdin, Pam Tillis, Kenny Chesney, Keith Whitley, and other singers.
Among the many significant and memorable songs Dillon wrote or co-wrote: George Strait's “The Cha...
Reba McEntire • 'All the Women I Am' Interview
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum hosts an interview with Reba McEntire around the 2013 opening of the exhibition "Reba: All the Women I Am."
Like the exhibition, the nearly ninety-minute interview with Reba McEntire traces decades of her life and career, from her upbringing in Chockie, ...
Marty Stuart • Interview With Scott Goldman, 2014
Multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, photographer, historian, and five-time Grammy winner Marty Stuart sits down with Scott Goldman—vice president of the GRAMMY Foundation and the MusiCares Foundation—to discuss his life and career during the 2014 Americana Fest.
Over the course of the nea...
The Rise of Alan Jackson • Panel Discussion, 2015
A panel of Alan Jackson's collaborators and friends—including record label executives Tim DuBois and Mike Dungan, songwriter Jim McBride, and longtime bandmates Danny Groah and Roger Wills—come together to discuss the Country Music Hall of Fame member's rise during this 2015 program at the Countr...
Emmylou Harris • Songs and Interview, 2018
Country Music Hall of Fame member Emmylou Harris joins the Museum's Peter Cooper on stage at the CMA Theater to discuss her musical development, from childhood up through her partnership with Gram Parsons and the decades of solo success that followed. The November 3, 2018, program also includes s...
Bill Anderson's First Look: 'As Far as I Can See'
Country Music Hall of Fame member Bill Anderson explores his exhibition, "Bill Anderson: As Far as I Can See," for the first time, and friends and collaborators Vince Gill, Carly Pearce, Jon Randall, and Trisha Yearwood perform to help him celebrate the milestone.
"They titled this exhibit 'As F...
Vince Gill Donates Roy Acuff's Fiddle to the Museum's Collection
Vince Gill shares the backstory of one of Roy Acuff's primary fiddles — how Acuff acquired it, how he treasured it, how the instrument came to Gill, and why he chose to donate it to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's permanent collection in 2021.
The fiddle—a copy of the highly prized v...
Dean Dillon • Poets & Prophets, 2008
Dean Dillon—one of the most successful and influential songwriters in country music, and a major source of hits for Country Music Hall of Fame member George Strait—talks about his career during a 2008 “Poets and Prophets” interview at the Museum, augmented by live performances, video and audio cl...
Alabama • Songs and Interview, 2016
Alabama band mates Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry, and Randy Owen join the Museum's Michael Gray at the CMA Theater to discuss their genre-broadening, record-setting career, and the path that led to Alabama’s 2005 election to the Country Music Hall of Fame.
During the 2016 program, the founding Alabam...
Ronnie Milsap • Interview, 2015
Ronnie Milsap remembers his experiences growing up in North Carolina and his winding path to Nashville during this interview, recorded February 7, 2015, to coincide with the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum exhibition “Ronnie Milsap: A Legend in My Time.”
Raised in a loving environment by ...
Hank Williams Jr. • Interview and Performance, 2008
Hank Williams Jr. visits the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to perform and answer questions about his life and career, his father’s legacy, and his family’s ongoing dedication to creative endeavors.
Recorded on March 29, 2008, the live program was held to mark the opening of the Museum’s ...
Bill Anderson • Poets & Prophets, 2009
In an interview for the Museum’s Poets & Prophets series, Bill Anderson, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, talks about his approach to songwriting, his formative years, some of his biggest hits as a songwriter (many recorded by other artists), and his comeback as a songwriter beginning ...
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