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  • Pat Alger and the Entrepreneur Latina Leaders of America Songwriters

    During this songwriter round, recorded on March 16, 2024, Marta Albarracin, Brenda Coulter, Marcela Pinilla Eicher, Rachel Rodriguez, and Rosa Rodriguez perform original songs with hit songwriter and mentor Pat Alger and share the stories behind them.

    In 2021, Alger became a mentor with the Tenn...

  • Mike Stoller • Poets and Prophets • 2023

    Mike Stoller shares stories from his life and career as part of the Museum’s Poets and Prophets interview series, which highlights legendary songwriters. This live interview was recorded on December 3, 2023.

    During the interview with the Museum’s Michael Gray, Stoller shares about his childhood ...

  • Kostas • Songwriter Session • 2023

    Kostas Lazarides, known professionally as Kostas, performs and shares the stories behind some of his hit songs as part of the Museum’s Songwriter Session series. This live performance was recorded on October 14, 2023, and presented in support of the exhibition “Patty Loveless: No Trouble with the...

  • Interview and Performance: A Celebration of Merle Travis

    Deke Dickerson discusses his book “Sixteen Tons: The Merle Travis Story,” which paints a vivid and unvarnished portrait of the guitar innovator, hit songwriter, and member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. Joining him to share music and memories are master guitarists Tommy Emmanuel and Eddie Pen...

  • Luke Laird • Poets and Prophets • 2023

    Luke Laird shares stories from his life and career as part of the Museum’s Poets and Prophets interview series, which highlights legendary songwriters. This live interview and performance was recorded on October 28, 2023.

    During the interview with the Museum’s Dave Paulson, Laird shares about hi...

  • Opry Memories: Bill Anderson, Jeannie Seely, Bud Wendell, and Mark Wills • 2023

    To celebrate his achievement as the longest tenured member in Grand Ole Opry history (sixty-two years as of 2023), Bill Anderson is joined by fellow members Jeannie Seely and Mark Wills, and E.W. “Bud” Wendell, former Grand Ole Opry manager and CEO of radio station WSM and Gaylord Entertainment, ...

  • Hank’s 100th: A Concert in Celebration of Hank Williams, presented by Spotify

    In honor of influential country recording artist and songwriter Hank Williams and marking the 100th anniversary of his birth, “Hank’s 100th: A Concert in Celebration of Hank Williams” showcases a wide variety of country and Americana artists influenced by Williams’s music. The show’s cast include...

  • CMT’s Next Women of Country • Conversation and Performance • 2023

    CMT executive Leslie Fram hosts this showcase and discussion featuring Kimberly Kelly, Catie Offerman, MaRynn Taylor, Kasey Tyndall, and Julie Williams, all involved in the media brand’s Next Women of Country franchise, which launched in 2013 and highlights up-and-coming country artists. This liv...

  • Interview and Performance: Dave Alvin • 2023

    Dave Alvin joins the Museum’s Michael McCall to discuss growing up in Downey, California; forming the acclaimed roots-rock band the Blasters with his brother Phil; embarking on a solo career to emphasize his songwriting; and playing a pivotal role in the roots-rock and punk-rock communities in Lo...

  • The Past, Present, and Future of Oh Boy Records • Conversation and Performance

    Oh Boy Records President Fiona Whelan Prine, Oh Boy Records Director of Operations Jody Whelan, current Oh Boy Records artist Emily Scott Robinson, and former Oh Boy Records artist R. B. Morris discuss the past, present, and future of the independent record label, founded by John Prine, his manag...

  • The Life and Music of Dick Curless • Conversation and Performance, 2023

    Award-winning author Peter Guralnick, who guest co-curated the Museum’s exhibition “Dick Curless: Hard Traveling Man From Maine” and wrote a lengthy profile on him for his 2020 book, “Looking to Get Lost: Adventures in Music and Writing,” joins the Museum’s Michael Gray to discuss Dick Curless’s ...

  • Night Train to Nashville • Conversation and Performance, 2023

    Frank Howard and Peggy Gaines Walker, artists instrumental in Nashville’s soul music scene of the 1960s, join the Museum’s Michael Gray and the National Museum of African American Music’s Dr. Bryan Pierce, to share their memories of the city’s vibrant R&B community. That community included pionee...

  • West Coast Steel Players • Panel Discussion, 2023

    Pedal steel players Dan Dugmore, Steve Fishell, JayDee Maness, and Al Perkins, all influential musicians in the Los Angeles country-rock scene, join this panel discussion. This program was recorded on October 2, 2022, and is presented in support of the exhibition “Western Edge: The Roots and Reve...

  • Panel Discussion: From Bluegrass to Country-Rock • Live at the Hall, 2023

    Panelists Rodney Dillard, Chris Hillman, John McEuen, and Herb Pedersen discuss their backgrounds in bluegrass and how their experiences affected the burgeoning Los Angeles country-rock scene in this program hosted by the museum’s Michael Gray. This program was filmed on October 1, 2022, during t...

  • 100 Years: Country Music’s First Commercial Recordings • Live at the Hall, 2022

    One hundred years ago, two champion fiddlers, Eck Robertson of Texas and Henry C. Gilliland of Oklahoma, recorded what are now widely hailed as the first commercial recordings of country music. This interview and performance, recorded on October 28, 2022 as part of the Museum’s “Live at the Hall”...

  • Conversation and Performance: Lyle Lovett • Live at the Hall, 2022

    Four-time Grammy winner Lyle Lovett sits down with Elizabeth Cook to discuss his new album, 12th of June, his first album in ten years. Lovett explains how growing up in Houston, Texas, and fatherhood affect his music, and performs songs including “Pants Is Overrated,” “12th of June,” and “Pig Me...

  • Richie Furay • Live at the Hall, 2022

    Richie Furay, a founding member of the bands Buffalo Springfield and Poco, performs, shares stories behind the songs he has written, discusses his career, and answers questions from the audience. Part of the Museum’s “Live at the Hall” series, this live performance was recorded on October 1, 2022...

  • Martina McBride and Friends Bonus Tracks • Live at the Hall, 2022

    These bonus tracks are part of a larger program featuring Martina McBride performing, discussing her creative process, and sharing the stories behind her music with songwriters and collaborators Leslie Satcher, husband-and-wife songwriters Chris Lindsey and Aimee Mayo, and Brett Warren. At the re...

  • Martina McBride and Friends Songwriter Round • Live at the Hall, 2022

    Martina McBride performs, discusses her creative process, and shares the stories behind her music with songwriters and collaborators Leslie Satcher, husband-and-wife songwriters Chris Lindsey and Aimee Mayo, and Brett Warren, one half of the Warren Brothers with his brother Brad. Part of the Muse...

  • The Black Opry: Conversation and Performance • Live at the Hall, 2022

    Black Opry founder and co-director Holly G and the Museum’s Angela Stefano Zimmer host this conversation and showcase featuring recording artists and songwriters the Kentucky Gentlemen, Nikki Morgan, Aaron Vance, and Julie Williams, all involved with the Black Opry. Founded in April 2021 as a dig...

  • Bronwyn Keith-Hynes and Jason Carter • Live at the Hall, 2022

    Fiddle players Bronwyn Keith-Hynes and Jason Carter perform songs including “A Good Woman’s Love,” “Angel Island,” “Bonaparte’s Retreat,” and “Opus 12,” and tell stories about their careers as musicians. Part of the Museum’s “Live at the Hall” series, this live performance was recorded on August ...

  • Ronnie Bowman • Live at the Hall, 2022

    Songwriter Ronnie Bowman answers questions from the audience, performs, and tells stories behind some of the songs he has written. Part of the Museum’s “Live at the Hall” series, this live performance was recorded on August 6, 2022.
    During the show, Bowman discusses his inspiration for becoming ...

  • Ronnie Bowman Bonus Tracks • Live at the Hall, 2022

    Songwriter Ronnie Bowman performs and tells stories behind some of the songs he has written. Part of the Museum’s “Live at the Hall” series, this live performance was recorded on August 6, 2022.
    A long-time co-writer with Chris Stapleton, Bowman performs “Outlaw State of Mind,” a song included o...

  • Live at the Hall: Kenny Lovelace, “Nashville Cats,” 2022

    Kenny Lovelace, who has been Jerry Lee Lewis’s bandleader and right-hand man, shares stories about his career and his relationship with Lewis in this interview and performance. Lovelace and a small band perform four musical numbers following the interview: “What’s Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made ...