Nashville Cats

Nashville Cats

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's Nashville Cats series spotlights musicians and session singers who have played important roles in country music history. These career-spanning one-on-one interviews are supplemented by vintage recordings, photos, and film clips, and in some cases, demonstrations of techniques and recreations of famous musical contributions.

Scroll down to watch a selection of past Nashville Cats programs held at the Museum.

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Nashville Cats
  • Hargus ‘Pig’ Robbins • Nashville Cats, 2007

    Piano great Hargus “Pig” Robbins shares his life story in music during this 2007 program, part of the “Nashville Cats” series at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, designed to showcase musicians who have played important roles in country music history. Pig Robbins’s piano playing has been...

  • Robby Turner • Nashville Cats, 2019

    Steel guitar master Robby Turner looks back on his musical journey and a storied career in country music during this 2019 program, presented as part of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Nashville Cats series, in support of the major exhibition “Outlaws & Armadillos: Country’s Roaring ʼ7...

  • Mac Gayden • Nashville Cats, 2013

    During this 2013 program, master guitarist and songwriter Mac Gayden reminisces about his influential career—which includes decades of laying down licks for countless pop, country, and R&B recordings, and co-writing multi-genre, multi-decade hit "Everlasting Love"—and performs a selection of song...

  • Bluegrass Great Stuart Duncan • Nashville Cats 2014

    Country music and bluegrass fiddler Stuart Duncan discusses his life in music with fellow Nashville musician and host Bill Lloyd in this seventy-minute program, which includes vintage photos, film footage, and recordings. Duncan performs two numbers with vocalist-fiddler Alison Krauss and vocalis...

  • Duane Eddy Songs and Interview • Nashville Cats, 2016

    Rock & roll guitar great Duane Eddy reminisces about his career and performs five of his classic songs during this February 2016 program at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, part of the Nashville Cats series, recognizing musicians and session singers whose careers have made an indelible ...

  • Paul Franklin • Nashville Cats, 2013

    Paul Franklin, one of the most-recorded pedal steel guitarists in country music history, talks with musician Bill Lloyd about his journey from teen prodigy to a career in Nashville that has included significant work with Country Music Hall of Fame members including Vince Gill, Alan Jackson, Barba...

  • Mac McAnally Interview • Nashville Cats, 2017

    Songwriter, musician, and producer Mac McAnally reminisces about his career and performs some of his hits on September 9, 2017, as part of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Nashville Cats interview series, hosted by fellow musician and recording artist Bill Lloyd.

    A native of Belmont, ...

  • Steel Guitar Great Weldon Myrick • Interview, 2009

    Pedal steel guitar great Weldon Myrick visits the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum for an in-depth interview, as part of the ongoing Nashville Cats series honoring influential musicians from Nashville’s early country music scene.

    Myrick’s masterful musicianship can be heard on numerous coun...

  • Guitarist Reggie Young Interview • Nashville Cats, 2008

    Guitarist Reggie Young—who played on hit recordings by the Box Tops, Neil Diamond, Dobie Gray, Waylon Jennings, Elvis Presley, and Dusty Springfield, among others—shares stories from his extensive career during a 2008 interview, part of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Nashville Cats s...

  • Drummer D.J. Fontana Interview • Nashville Cats

    Drummer D.J. Fontana—who played with Elvis Presley from 1955 to 1968—traces his long career in music during this interview at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, from playing in the Louisiana Hayride house band and working at clubs in his hometown of Shreveport, Louisiana, to joining guita...

  • Millie Kirkham Interview • Nashville Cats, 2012

    Millie Kirkham's high-soprano vocals can be heard on country, pop, and rock & roll hits, from Rosemary Clooney and Perry Como to Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, Loretta Lynn, and Charley Pride. For this 2012 installment of the quarterly Nashville Cats program series, Kirkham visited the Country Mus...

  • Drummer Richie Albright • Nashville Cats, 2019

    Drummer Richie Albright played with Waylon Jennings for nearly thirty years, starting in Arizona in the early 1960s and moving with Jennings to Nashville and serving as the Outlaw country icon's "right hand."

    Here, Albright visits the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in 2019 for a Nashville...