Live at the Hall

Live at the Hall

"Live at the Hall" is a weekly online program series that features interviews and performances from a musically and culturally diverse roster of country music creators. The insight and expertise of songwriters, musicians, recording artists, scholars, and music industry leaders is explored through conversation with Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum staff and audiences. Live at the Hall takes viewers inside the creative process and behind the scenes to learn how music makers have shaped American culture over the past century.

Tune in here Tuesdays at 7:00 PM CT for new "Live at the Hall" episodes and bonus performances, and follow @OfficialCMHOF on Instagram for new, live audience Q&As, starting most Tuesday nights at 8:00.

"Live at the Hall" is underwritten in part by the Ford Motor Company Fund. All Museum programs are funded in part by grants from the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission and Tennessee Arts Commission.

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Live at the Hall
  • DeFord Bailey Harmonica Salute • Live at the Hall, 2022

    Hosted by the Museum’s Adam Ollendorff, Carlos DeFord Bailey, grandson of DeFord Bailey; Ketch Secor, multi-instrumentalist and front man of the band Old Crow Medicine Show; and Jake Groves, harmonica player for Colter Wall and host of WXOX Louisville’s Faint of Harp Radio Hour, talk about the in...

  • Emily West’s Winter Wonderland Bonus Track • Live at the Hall

    Emily West and the band Whiskey Wolves of the West perform "Crying," written by Roy Orbison and Joe Melson, during a special holiday concert at Historic RCA Studio B.

    Filmed live on December 8, 2018, this bonus track is presented as part of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s “Live at t...

  • 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...

  • Jon Langford • Live at the Hall, 2021

    Musician and visual artist Jon Langford joins the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Warren Denney to discuss his varied career, and performs a selection of songs live.

    Langford is a founding member of the punk band the Mekons, the post-punk group the Three Johns, and the alternative-count...

  • Rodney Crowell • ‘Poets and Prophets’ • Live at the Hall, 2022

    Songwriter Rodney Crowell performs and shares stories from his life and career on March 19, 2022, as part of the Museum's ‘Poets and Prophets’ series, which spotlights songwriters who have made significant contributions to country music.

    During the program, Crowell shares stories behind his hits...

  • Jon Langford Bonus Tracks • Live at the Hall, 2021

    Jon Langford—known for his work with punk band the Mekons and alternative-country ensembles the Waco Brothers and Pine Valley Cosmonauts—performs “Slightly South of the Border” and “1234Ever.” Part of the Museum’s “Live at the Hall” series, these live performances were recorded on October 26, 202...

  • David Ferguson • Live at the Hall, 2021

    David “Fergie” Ferguson joins the Museum’s Peter Cooper to discuss his career as recording engineer and producer. Accompanied by Mark Howard and Pat McLaughlin, Ferguson also performs “Chardonnay” and “Looking for Rainbows,” both tracks included on his 2021 album “Nashville No More.”

    During the ...

  • John Osborne • Live at the Hall, 2022

    One half of the Grammy award-winning duo Brothers Osborne, guitarist, songwriter, backing vocalist John Osborne details his musical journey during this Musician Spotlight program. With the guitar in his hands serving as constant punctuation to his light-hearted storytelling, Osborne plays riffs f...

  • David Ferguson Bonus Tracks • Live at the Hall, 2021

    Music producer David “Fergie” Ferguson is joined by musicians and writers Pat McLaughlin and Mark Howard to perform “Four Strong Winds,” written by Ian Tyson, and “Hard Times Come Again No More,” written by Stephen Foster. Both songs are included on Ferguson’s 2021 album “Nashville No More.”

    Par...

  • Brittney Spencer • Live at the Hall, 2021

    Singer-songwriter Brittney Spencer takes questions from the audience, performs, and tells stories behind a selection of songs she’s written on stage at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Recorded on September 11, 2021, the live performance is presented here as part of the Museum’s “Live a...

  • Brittney Spencer Bonus Tracks • Live at the Hall, 2021

    Singer-songwriter Brittney Spencer performs her songs “100 Years Old” and “Whiskey Lows” as Bonus Tracks for her “Live at the Hall” episode, recorded live on September 11, 2021, at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

    For her main “Live at the Hall” program, Spencer discusses her musical i...

  • Country Music Hall of Fame 2020 Class • Live at the Hall Encore

    The Country Music Hall of Fame’s 2020 inductees—Dean Dillon, Marty Stuart, and Hank Williams Jr.—are recognized in this “Live at the Hall” encore, featuring performance and interview clips from past programs at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

    The compilation episode includes highligh...

  • Jim Lauderdale • Live at the Hall, 2021

    In partnership with AmericanaFest, Jim Lauderdale joins the Museum’s Peter Cooper for a conversation marking the thirtieth anniversary of “Planet of Love,” Lauderdale's major label debut, produced by Rodney Crowell and John Leventhal and featuring harmony vocals from Shawn Colvin and Emmylou Harr...

  • Vincent Neil Emerson • Live at the Hall, 2021

    Recording artist and songwriter Vincent Neil Emerson performs and tells stories behind a selection of songs he’s written, including “Ripplin’ and Wild,” “Learnin’ to Drown,” “The Ballad of the Choctaw-Apache,” “7 Come 11,” and “High on Gettin’ By,” during this episode of the “Live at the Hall” se...

  • Vincent Neil Emerson Bonus Tracks • Live at the Hall, 2021

    Vincent Neil Emerson performs his songs “Texas Moon” and “Debtor’s Blues,” along with a cover of John Hartford’s “Gentle on My Mind,” for his “Live at the Hall” episode, recorded at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum during AmericanaFest on September 25, 2021.

    For his main “Live at the Ha...

  • John Sebastian • Live at the Hall, 2021

    John Sebastian—best known from his work with the Lovin’ Spoonful—joins the Museum to discuss his career in folk, country, pop, and rock music and to perform two Lovin’ Spoonful songs with guitarist Arlen Roth.

    Sebastian was the Lovin’ Spoonful’s founder, frontman, and principal songwriter. In th...

  • John Sebastian Bonus Tracks • Live at the Hall, 2021

    John Sebastian—best known for his work with the Lovin’ Spoonful—is joined by guitarist Arlen Roth on “Welcome Back,” the “Billboard” Hot 100 chart-topping theme song to the 1970s television sitcom “Welcome Back, Kotter,” and “Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind?,” the second single from the Lo...

  • Hannah Dasher • Live at the Hall, 2021

    On stage at the Museum, recording artist and songwriter Hannah Dasher performs a selection of songs she’s written, including the autobiographical tune “You’re Gonna Love Me,” “The Tree,” co-written with Casey Beathard, and her first cut by a major artist, “Go to Bed Early,” recorded by Brad Paisl...

  • Hannah Dasher Bonus Tracks • Live at the Hall, 2021

    Recording artist and songwriter Hannah Dasher talks about writing her songs “All My Heroes Died Too Young” and “I’m Gonna Whoop Your Redneck Ass,” and performs both as Bonus Tracks for her “Live at the Hall” episode, recorded on August 28, 2021.

    For her main “Live at the Hall” program, Dasher pe...

  • Suiting The Sound: The Rodeo Tailors Who Made Country Stars Shine Brighter

    In partnership with Nashville Fashion Week, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum hosts "Suiting the Sound: The Rodeo Tailors Who Made Country Stars Shine Brighter," a program examining the emergence of the “rhinestone cowboy” look in the 1940s and 1950s, largely from the tailor shops of East...

  • Charley Crockett • Live at the Hall, 2021

    For the Museum’s “Live at the Hall” series, Americana artist Charley Crockett talks about how he developed his rich blend of different musical styles as a street performer and performs three songs that illustrate the range of his musical vision.

    Crockett is among the artists recognized in the 20...

  • Caitlyn Smith Bonus Tracks • Live at the Hall, 2022

    Recording artist and songwriter Caitlyn Smith performs and shares stories behind some of the songs she has written: “High,” co-written with Miley Cyrus and recorded by both Smith and Cyrus, “Maybe in Another Life,” and “Tacoma,” which Garth Brooks recorded for his 2014 album, “Man Against Machine...

  • Charley Crockett Bonus Tracks • Live at the Hall, 2021

    As bonus performances for his “Live at the Hall” episode, singer-songwriter Charley Crockett performs “July Jackson,” a murder ballad about a woman who is perhaps justified in killing a man, and “All the Way from Atlanta,” a new composition that, as of the September 10, 2021, program taping, had ...

  • Ray Fulcher • Live at the Hall, 2021

    On stage at the Museum, recording artist and songwriter Ray Fulcher performs a selection of songs he’s written, including “Better Than Me” (recorded by Riley Green and Alabama’s Randy Owen), “Does to Me” (Luke Combs featuring Eric Church), and his own “Girl in It” and “Selling Cars.” Fulcher also...