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  • CMT’s Next Women of Country • Performance, 2018

    Ashley Campbell, Bailey Bryan, the Sisterhood Band, Abby Anderson, and Cassadee Pope take the spotlight for the 2018 edition of CMT’s annual Next Women of Country showcase, held on June 8 at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, during Nashville’s CMA Fest.

    CMT executive Leslie Fram introd...

  • Memories of Buck Owens, Bonnie Owens, and Merle Haggard • Panel Discussion, 2012

    Buck Owens, Bonnie Owens, and Merle Haggard continue to be revered for their role in the country music history of Bakersfield, California. This panel discussion—held November 12, 2012, in conjunction with the 2012 – 2014 exhibition “The Bakersfield Sound: Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, and California...

  • Ry Cooder • Interview, 2014

    Ry Cooder offers insight on his wide-ranging musical influences and his extensive catalog of albums during this September 19, 2014, interview at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, held during the Americana Music Association conference.

    After a sample of Cooder’s recording of “Goodnight, ...

  • Elizabeth Cook, Mary Gauthier, and Abigail Washburn • ‘Right By Her Roots’

    Elizabeth Cook, Mary Gauthier, and Abigail Washburn explore their musical roots and their approach to songwriting in this September 8, 2010, program at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, hosted by author Jewly Hight. The panelists—all of whom are featured in Hight’s 2011 book, “Right By H...

  • Preservation Through Production, Seduction, and Education • Panel, 2017

    During a panel discussion about letterpress printing, graphic artists and designers share their early experiences in the field, their involvement with the community, and their advice for aspiring printmakers.

    The May 27, 2017, panel is led by Hatch Show Print’s Celene Aubry, with assistance from...

  • Producer Mark Bright • Music Masters, 2013

    Producer Mark Bright gives insight into his working relationship with Carrie Underwood and explores achievements with BlackHawk, Rascal Flatts, Reba McEntire, and others on stage at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

    The program—held July 27, 2013, in conjunction with the “Carrie Underwo...

  • Celebrating Lynn Anderson • ‘A Rose is a Rose’ Panel, 2017

    Lynn Anderson’s arrival on the country music scene is examined by those who knew her best in this heartfelt panel, held September 30, 2017, at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, to coincide with the exhibition “Lynn Anderson: Keep Me in Mind” (September 15, 2017, through June 24, 2018).

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  • Carlene Carter, Shawn Colvin, Amythyst Kiah, and Maria Muldaur • Panel, 2019

    Carlene Carter, Shawn Colvin, Amythyst Kiah, and Maria Muldaur share a conversation with NPR’s Ann Powers, highlighting women who inspire them as musicians and taking turns performing on stage at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

    Held on September 12, 2019 (during that year’s AmericanaF...

  • Bob Boilen and John Paul White • Book Talk, ‘Your Song Changed My Life’

    NPR Music’s Bob Boilen speaks about the inspiration behind his book “Your Song Changed My Life,” joined by singer-songwriter John Paul White, who offers his own formative musical experiences and performs four songs.

    Held in conjunction with the year’s AmericanaFest, this September 23, 2016, prog...

  • Spirit and Sounds of Springfield, Missouri • Panel and Performance, 2018

    Musician Eric Ambel, filmmaker Dave Hoekstra, engineer Vance Powell, music publisher Scott Siman, and singer Abbey Waterworth explore the oft-overlooked musical history of Springfield, Missouri, during this May 19, 2018, program—held the day before the premiere of “The Center of Nowhere (The Spir...

  • 50 Years of ACM Awards • Panel, 2014

    To mark the Academy of Country Music Awards’ fiftieth year, host Lisa Lee speaks to CEO Bob Romeo, “ACM Awards” executive producers “Rac” Clark and Barry Adelman, and country star Clint Black about their involvement with the show.

    This September 6, 2014, program coincides with the release of “Th...

  • Audio Engineering Society Nashville • Lifetime Achievement Awards, 2016

    Joe Mills, Mike Bradley, Lou Bradley, Ron “Snake” Reynolds, and mastering engineer Denny Purcell are honored with the AES Nashville Lifetime Achievement Award during an annual event from the Nashville Chapter of the Audio Engineering Society, held June 5, 2016, at the Country Musici Hall of Fame ...

  • Audio Engineering Society Nashville • Lifetime Achievement Awards, 2017

    The Nashville Chapter of the Audio Engineering Society honors mastering engineer John Eberle, studio owners Richard Carpenter and John Logan, and audio engineers Fred Cameron, Jack Linneman, and Brent Maher with the AES Nashville Lifetime Achievement Award, created to celebrate Music City’s audio...

  • Audio Engineering Society Nashville • Lifetime Achievement Awards, 2019

    The Nashville Chapter of the Audio Engineering Society honors Stan Dacus, Christian Haselau, Hugh Hickerson, David McKinley, Glenn Meadows, and Billy Sherrill with the AES Nashville Lifetime Achievement Award, created to celebrate Nashville’s pioneers and masters in the audio field.

    Held on June...

  • Audio Engineering Society Nashville • Lifetime Achievement Awards, 2018

    The Nashville Chapter of the Audio Engineering Society honors Johnny Rosen, Dick Hargett, George Ingram, Claude Hill, and Tom Sparkman with the AES Nashville Lifetime Achievement Award, created to recognize and celebrate the city’s pioneering recording engineers.

    Held June 23, 2018, at the Count...

  • Audio Engineering Society Nashville • Lifetime Achievement Awards, 2015

    The Nashville Chapter of the Audio Engineering Society honors Paul Buff, Robert E. Mulloy, Charlie Tallent, Jim Malloy, Tom Pick, and Randy Kling with the AES Nashville Lifetime Achievement Award, created to honor the city’s trailblazing recording engineers.

    Held at the Country Music Hall of Fam...

  • Story of the Gretsch Guitar • Presentation, 2016

    During this multimedia presentation, Gretsch Company president Fred W. Gretsch, executive vice president and CFO Dinah Gretsch, marketing specialist Joe Carducci, and thumbpicker Joe Hudson share the stage to trace the history of the innovative guitar maker. Held June 24, 2016, the event was pres...

  • BR549 and Guests in Concert • Honky Tonkin’: Twenty Years on Lower Broad

    BR549, Greg Garing, Paul Burch & the WPA Ball Club, and R.B. Morris celebrate the twentieth anniversary of a musical revival in the honky-tonks of Nashville’s Lower Broadway with a concert in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s CMA Theater.

    To begin the program, held on September 20, 201...

  • Chuck Mead and Special Guests • Bakersfield Sound Tribute Concert, 2014

    Chuck Mead and guests Suzy Bogguss, James Burton, Cam, Deke Dickerson, and Caitlin Rose perform vintage songs showcasing the Bakersfield Sound, with selections made famous by Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, and others.

    The concert, held December 13, 2014, at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum...

  • Producer Byron Gallimore • Interview, 2018

    Byron Gallimore speaks about his lengthy role as a producer for Tim McGraw and his work with Faith Hill, Jo Dee Messina, Sugarland, and Lee Ann Womack during this interview at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, held on January 27, 2018. He also explains how Charley Pride and James Stroud ...

  • Rise of Southern Rock • Panel Discussion, 2011

    Bonnie Bramlett, Charlie Daniels, publicist Mike Hyland, and Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Ed King reflect on the rise of the Southern rock movement in the 1970s. Held on October 29, 2011, at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the panel discussion marks the fortieth anniversary of the death of...

  • Remembering Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas, Hawkshaw Hawkins, and Randy Hughes

    Eddie Stubbs hosts a panel discussion memorializing Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas, Hawkshaw Hawkins, and pilot Randy Hughes, fifty years after the plane crash that took their lives.

    Panelists for the program, held March 2, 2013, at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, include Cline’s widower,...

  • Eddie Pennington, Joe Robinson, Tommy Emmanuel, Striking Matches • Guitar Pull

    Eddie Pennington, Joe Robinson, Tommy Emmanuel, and Striking Matches share solo performances and pick together to show the versality and vintage sound of Gretsch guitars. Held on July 16, 2016, at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the program was presented in support of the exhibition “A...

  • Bob Neuwirth • Interview, 2016

    Bob Neuwirth—a singer, songwriter, and producer associated with artists including Joan Baez, T Bone Burnett, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Kris Kristofferson, and Patti Smith—discusses his decades-long music career during an interview at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

    Held on May 7, 2016,...