The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum hosts live music throughout the year, including its regular Songwriter Sessions and Musician Spotlights and stylistically varied performances in its 800-seat CMA Theater. The Museum's unparalleled collection of historically and culturally unique resources includes classic and current country music film and TV performances and more, ranging from the 1920s to the present.
Del McCoury Band Plays 'Del and Woody' • Concert, 2016
The Del McCoury Band performs songs from the 2016 album “Del and Woody”—built on original lyrics by Woody Guthrie, and melodies by McCoury—during a 2016 concert at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, presented during the Americana Music Association’s AmericanaFest conference.
During the c...
Sam Phillips Tribute Concert • Boppin’ The Blues
JD McPherson, the Planet Rockers, Margo Price, Webb Wilder, and others share the stage during the tribute concert “Boppin’ The Blues: A Celebration Of Sam Phillips,” held at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to mark the closing of the exhibition “Flyin' Saucers and Rock and Roll: The Cosm...
Priscilla Renea • Songwriter Session, 2018
Priscilla Renea performs songs she’s written for Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood, Rihanna, Selena Gomez, Pitbull, and Kesha, among others, during this intimate Songwriter Session at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, recorded on July 28, 2018.
The set list includes “Somethin’ Bad” (...
Caitlyn Smith • Live at the Hall, 2022
Recording artist and songwriter Caitlyn Smith performs and tells stories behind some of the songs she has written. Part of the Museum’s “Live at the Hall” series, this live performance was recorded on June 11, 2022.
During the show, Smith talks about moving to Nashville to pursue music, her song...
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...
Rissi Palmer Bonus Tracks • Live at the Hall, 2021
Singer-songwriter Rissi Palmer and accompanist Charles Newkirk perform songs from Palmer's deeply personal 2019 album, “Revival”: “Seeds,” written after the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and “You Were Here,” written after Palmer suffered a miscarriage. Part of the Museum’s “Live ...
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...
Nashville Cats • Herb Pedersen • 2023
Multi-instrumentalist Herb Pedersen plays songs and shares stories from his life and career as part of the Museum's “Nashville Cats” series, which spotlights musicians who have made significant contributions to country music. This program was recorded on February 4, 2023, and is presented in supp...
Erin Enderlin • Songwriter Session, 2020
During a 2020 Songwriter Session, singer-songwriter Erin Enderlin—who's written songs for Alan Jackson, Reba McEntire, and Luke Bryan, among others—performs live and reflects on the musical journey that brought her to Nashville.
As a little girl, Arkansas native Enderlin saw Country Music Hall o...
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...
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...
Jenee Fleenor Bonus Tracks • Live at the Hall, 2021
Jenee Fleenor performs the traditional American folk song “In the Pines,” popularized by “Father of Bluegrass” Bill Monroe, and the Buck Owens song “I Don’t Care (Just as Long as You Love Me),” as part of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s “Live at the Hall” performance and interview ser...
Maddie & Tae • Words & Music at Home
Madison Font and Taylor Kerr, also known as country music duo Maddie & Tae, join the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to kick off season two of "Words & Music at Home," a digital series designed to help aspiring songwriters of all ages learn the art and craft of writing songs.
The ACM- and...
Marshall Chapman • Songwriter Session, 2020
Marshall Chapman takes the stage at the Museum to share stories and perform songs from a decades-spanning career as a singer-songwriter, including “Betty’s Bein’ Bad,” which was recorded by country group Sawyer Brown and taken to #5 in the country charts in 1985.
Throughout her 2020 Songwriter ...
Drummer Jerry Pentecost of Old Crow Medicine Show • Musician Spotlight, 2018
Drummer Jerry Pentecost—who plays for Old Crow Medicine Show, Amanda Shires, and Brent Cobb—performs, shares insights into country and Americana drumming, takes questions from the audience, and welcomes well-known friends and collaborators during a Musician Spotlight at the Country Music Hall of ...
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...
CMT’s Next Women of Country • Panel and Performance, 2015
Five rising female artists share songs, personal histories, and career perspective in this CMT’s Next Women of Country program hosted by CMT executive Leslie Fram. Performers include RaeLynn, Angaleena Presley, Danielle Bradbery, Cam, and Kelsea Ballerini.
This June 11, 2015, program opens with...
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 Bonus Tracks • Live at the Hall, 2021
Recording artist and songwriter Ray Fulcher talks about writing “Lovin’ on You” with Luke Combs, shares the story behind his own song “Bucket List Beers,” and performs both as Bonus Tracks for his “Live at the Hall” episode, recorded on August 14, 2021.
For his main “Live at the Hall” program, F...
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...
Elvie Shane • Live at the Hall, 2022
Recording artist and songwriter Elvie Shane shares stories behind songs from his 2021 debut album “Backslider,” including his breakthrough hit “My Boy” and his latest single, “County Roads.” Shane also performs “I Will Run” and “Miles (with My Mama),” and fields questions from the audience, discu...
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 ...
Patsy Cline Tribute Concert • Lorrie Morgan, Pam Tillis, Brenda Lee
Hit-makers Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis top the bill for 2013 tribute concert “Always: Singing the Legacy of Patsy Cline,” staged in conjunction with the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's 2012-2013 exhibit "Patsy Cline: Crazy for Loving You." Morgan and Tillis are the daughters of Country M...
Keb’ Mo’ Bonus Tracks • Live at the Hall, 2021
Blues guitar player and songwriter Keb’ Mo’ performs “This is My Home” and “Henry” from his Grammy award-winning albums “Oklahoma” and “Slow Down,” respectively. Part of the Museum’s “Live at the Hall” series, these Bonus Tracks were recorded on August 19, 2021.
A five-time Grammy winner, Keb’ M...