Special Programs

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  • Bakersfield Sound • California Country Special Concert

    Presented in support of "The Bakersfield Sound: Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, and California Country," the special concert "Under Your Spell Again: The Sounds of Bakersfield” features veteran singers and songwriters who were active in the influential 1940s-1960s scene around Bakersfield, California,...

  • Runaway June • Live in Concert, 2018

    Runaway June performs a mix of original music, country covers, and a holiday classic on stage at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s CMA Theater for Ford Community Day, a free day of access to the Museum’s cultural and educational offerings.

    The performance—the trio’s final concert of th...

  • Tom T. Hall’s Songs of Fox Hollow • Concert, 2011

    At this concert honoring master songwriter Tom T. Hall and his renowned 1974 children’s album, "Songs of Fox Hollow," the Country Music Hall of Fame member joins a cast that includes Bobby Bare, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller, Duane Eddy, Tommy Cash, Jim Lauderdale, Peter Cooper, Eric Brace & Last T...

  • Don Bryant, Yola, Raul Malo, Joan Osborne • Concert and Conversation, 2017

    Four potent voices in Americana music—Don Bryant, Yola Carter, Raul Malo, and Joan Osborne—discuss their influences and perform songs during this “Southern Streams” program, taped at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on September 14, 2017, and presented in partnership with the Americana M...

  • Don Henley of the Eagles • Interview, 2015

    Songwriter, musician, and founding member of the Eagles Don Henley sits down for an interview at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, sharing stories from his career and insights into his 2015 album, “Cass County.” The album, named for the northeastern Texas county from which Henley hails, ...

  • Hank Williams Tribute, Led By Rodney Crowell • Concert, 2011

    Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell leads this tribute concert honoring Hank Williams, country music's "Hillbilly Shakespeare," held on April 16, 2011, in conjunction with the Museum's 2008 – 2011 exhibit "Family Tradition: The Williams Family Legacy." Rounding out the bill are singer...

  • Joe Robinson and Pat Bergeson Salute Chet Atkins • Concert, 2011

    Virtuoso guitarists Joe Robinson and Pat Bergeson lead this concert saluting Chet Atkins, taped on October 1, 2011, at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, in conjunction with the Museum's 2011 – 2012 exhibit "Chet Atkins: Certified Guitar Player."

    Australian guitar phenom Joe Robinson wor...

  • Ralph Peer and the Making of Country Music • Concert and Conversation

    The career and legacy of pioneering talent scout, record producer, music publisher, and artist manager Ralph Peer is explored during this 2014 multi-media program at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, featuring Barry Mazor (author of "Ralph Peer and the Making of Popular Roots Music") and...

  • 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...

  • Women of West Coast Country • Panel Discussion

    Kay Adams, Lorrie Collins, Rosie Flores, Rose Lee Maphis, and Jean Shepard share the stage for panel discussion "California Angels: Women of West Coast Country," focused on exploring the lives and music of women who made special contributions to the story of West Coast country music. Held at the ...

  • 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...

  • Loretta Lynn’s Legacy • Panel with Brenda Lee, Aubrie Sellers, and Holly Gleason

    In support of the Museum’s exhibition “Loretta Lynn: Blue Kentucky Girl,” a panel discusses the contributions and struggles of pioneering women in country music. The speakers include Brenda Lee, who started as a child star and was eventually elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Count...

  • Booker T. Jones • Interview with Robert Gordon, 2012

    Multi-instrumentalist Booker T. Jones recalls milestones in his music career—including scoring a massive hit in 1962 with the organ-driven “Green Onions”—in this interview with Memphis-based music historian Robert Gordon. Jones shares stories of recording with Soul music legends as part of the re...

  • American Currents • Celebrating the State of the Music

    Virtual program “American Currents: Celebrating the State of the Music” offers an introduction to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's “American Currents: State of the Music”—an annual exhibition that spotlights significant developments in country music over the previous year, and marks th...

  • Dierks Bentley • Songs and Interview, 2016

    Dierks Bentley discusses his musical influences, recounts his early days in Nashville, and performs some of his hit songs with co-writers during this in-depth 2016 interview at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

    Bentley remembers growing up in Phoenix and listening to country stars inclu...

  • Little Big Town Interview • ‘The Power of Four,’ 2018

    The members of Little Big Town—Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Phillip Sweet, and Jimi Westbrook—discuss their lives and careers during an interview at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, held June 26, 2018, to support the exhibition “Little Big Town: The Power of Four.”

    Each member ...

  • The Rise of Alan Jackson • Panel Discussion, 2015

    A panel of Alan Jackson's collaborators and friends—including record label executives Tim DuBois and Mike Dungan, songwriter Jim McBride, and longtime bandmates Danny Groah and Roger Wills—come together to discuss the Country Music Hall of Fame member's rise during this 2015 program at the Countr...

  • Johnny Cash’s Daughters in Conversation: ‘Becoming Our Father’

    Johnny Cash's four daughters, Rosanne, Kathy, Cindy, and Tara, discuss their father's overseas experiences as an Air Force serviceman, based on the photos and letters he sent to their mother, Vivian Liberto, who was Cash's girlfriend at the time. The program is in conjunction with a Country Music...

  • ‘Ray Charles: Still Modern’ Panel • Travis Tritt, Shannon Sanders, John Burk

    Country artist Travis Tritt, artist and music industry leader Shannon Sanders, and Concord Records president John Burk explore the impact of Ray Charles’s groundbreaking 1962 album “Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music” during a 2019 panel discussion at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Mu...

  • First Ladies of Bluegrass in Concert, 2019

    The First Ladies of Bluegrass—Alison Brown, Becky Buller, Sierra Hull, Missy Raines, and Molly Tuttle—share the stage at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s CMA Theater during this 2019 concert, a rare collective performance from the first women to win the International Bluegrass Music As...

  • Luke Bryan • Songs and Interview, 2015

    Luke Bryan traces his career milestones and creative inspirations—many of which were detailed in the exhibition “Luke Bryan: Dirt Road Diary”—during a 2015 interview with “Rolling Stone Country” senior editor Joseph Hudak, held at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

    The singer, songwriter...

  • Brandi Carlile • Songs and Interview, 2015

    Genre-defying artist Brandi Carlile performs a selection of songs with bandmates Phil Hanseroth and Tim Hanseroth and discusses her career during this June 2015 program, held at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and moderated by NPR Music's Ann Powers.

    Brandi Carlile begins the program w...

  • Jerry Reed Tribute Concert, 2012

    During this 2012 concert, friends and disciples of the late Jerry Reed gather to perform the singer, songwriter, master guitarist, and Country Music Hall of Fame member's original songs and covers that he interpreted with his signature finger-picking style. Guests include Thom Bresh, Craig Dobbin...

  • Ricky Skaggs Interview and Performance, 2017

    Ricky Skaggs traces his journey from child mandolin prodigy to country and bluegrass stardom during this interview, hosted on May 13, 2017, at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

    The program begins with a video of Skaggs, at age seven, performing on Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs' televis...