Outlaws & Armadillos: Country’s Roaring ’70s

Outlaws & Armadillos: Country’s Roaring ’70s

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Outlaws & Armadillos: Country’s Roaring ’70s
  • Billy Joe Shaver • Poets and Prophets, 2018

    Songwriter Billy Joe Shaver performs and shares stories from his colorful life and career live in the Ford Theater, as part of the Museum's Poets and Prophets series, which spotlights songwriters who have made significant contributions to country music.

    Billy Joe Shaver opens the program with “...

  • Ray Benson • Songwriter Session, 2018

    Ray Benson, leader of the long-running western swing band Asleep at the Wheel, discusses his fifty-plus year career with the Museum’s Michael McCall and offers a rare solo performance of songs he has written.

    During the 2018 program, held during AmericanaFest, Benson discusses how a Philadelphi...

  • Delbert McClinton • Songs and Interview, 2019

    Delbert McClinton, three-time Grammy winner and a key figure in blues, R&B, country, and Americana music, visits the Ford Theater to talk with the Museum’s Peter Cooper about journeys in music and to sing four songs.

    The Lubbock, Texas, native begins the program by talking about his way of getti...

  • Beyond Music Row: Tompall Glaser and Hillbilly Central • Panel Discussion

    This 2018 panel discussion featuring Kinky Friedman, Kyle Lehning, and Marshall Chapman explores the halcyon days of Glaser Sound Studios, the funky and creative Nashville recording studio, publishing company, and musician hangout that became known as “Hillbilly Central.”

    Located two blocks off ...

  • Chris Gantry • Songwriter Session, 2018

    This interview and performance presents a unique window into the life and times of singer-songwriter Chris Gantry, one of Nashville’s great characters and true artists. Gantry—among the artists featured in the Museum’s exhibition “Outlaws & Armadillos: Country’s Roaring ’70s”—expounds here on his...

  • Home with the Armadillo • Panel Discussion, 2018

    Armadillo World Headquarters co-founders Jim Franklin (the club’s artistic director and frequent master of ceremonies), attorney Mike Tolleson, and Eddie Wilson discuss the legendary Austin, Texas, venue during this 2018 panel discussion at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, held during t...

  • Rodney Crowell on ‘Texas’ • Live Songs and Interview, 2019

    During this special program, Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, and author Rodney Crowell sits down with the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Peter Cooper to discuss and perform selections from his album “Texas.”

    “Surely I’ve told everything I have to say about Texas and about my upbringi...

  • Jamey Johnson on Willie Nelson's Influence

    Jamey Johnson highlights Willie Nelson’s influence and individuality within Outlaw country music and country music as a whole, noting his place among a list of the genre’s stalwarts, including Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, George Jones, and Waylon Jennings.

    “He’s part prophet b...

  • Jessi Colter • Songs and Interview, 2017

    Jessi Colter’s “The Psalms” album and her memoir, “An Outlaw and a Lady,” came out in 2017, and she digs deep into both during this in-depth discussion at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, before performing some familiar favorites (“Storms Never Last” and “I’m Not Lisa”) and a song from ...

  • Jessi Colter • Waylon Jennings's Instincts and ‘Wanted: The Outlaws'

    Singer-songwriter Jessi Colter remembers her late husband, Waylon Jennings, and how he followed his instincts toward the compilation album "Wanted: The Outlaws," featuring songs from Colter, Jennings, Willie Nelson, and Tompall Glaser.

    By the 1976 release of "Wanted: The Outlaws," Colter—who'd h...