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  • Luke Bryan Producer Jeff Stevens • Interview, 2015

    Jeff Stevens, who began producing and co-writing with Luke Bryan for his 2007 debut album, “I’ll Stay Me,” in 2007, discusses his approach to working with the country star, and explains the highs and lows of his own career, including his time as a recording artist and as a songwriter with major c...

  • Jerry Bradley • Interview, 2012

    Jerry Bradley, who headed RCA Records’ Nashville office from 1973 to 1982, shares some of his best stories in this career-spanning interview held April 28, 2012, to coincide with the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum exhibition "Chet Atkins: Certified Guitar Player."

    During the program, Brad...

  • Producer Jimmy Bowen • Interview, 2014

    Jimmy Bowen, an outspoken former recording executive, discusses his long career in Nashville during this two-hour conversation, held at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on April 12, 2014. A producer for Reba McEntire and Hank Williams Jr., he shares his approach to studio work and as an ...

  • Remembering Guy Clark • Panel Discussion, 2017

    Close friends of songwriter Guy Clark (1941-2015), including his biographer Tamara Saviano, offer insight into his life and career during a panel discussion at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, held January 14, 2017, and hosted by the Museum’s Peter Cooper. Frequent co-writers Shawn Camp...

  • Shake Your Hips: The Excello Records Story • Panel, 2019

    Author Randy Fox explores the history of Nashville blues label Excello Records and its partnership with WLAC-AM and Ernie’s Record Mart in the 1950s. Following a panel discussion, a concert celebrates the label’s soul, gospel, and R&B legacy.

    The panelists for this program, held April 6, 2019, a...

  • CMT's Next Women of Country • Panel and Performance, 2016

    Brooke Eden, Tara Thompson, Margo Price, Lauren Alaina, and Clare Dunn perform original songs in-the-round and share their songwriting process with CMT’s Leslie Fram during this CMT’s Next Women of Country program, filmed June 10, 2016, at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, during the CMA...

  • 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...

  • Doug Sahm Tribute • Conversation and Concert, 2019

    Doug Sahm (1941-1999) was a standard bearer for Tex-Mex music and a contemporary and friend of country’s Outlaw movement. During this September 14, 2019, program, marking twenty years since Doug Sahm’s passing, his son Shawn Sahm joins a panel discussion and leads a rousing tribute concert at the...

  • Earl Klugh • Tribute Concert to Chet Atkins, 2012

    Master guitarist Earl Klugh honors his friend and musical hero Chet Atkins (1924-2001) during a concert at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Along with sharing fond memories, Klugh invites a number of guitarists to join him.

    Guests at this June 30, 2012, performance include Ben Hall, Jo...

  • Mandy Barnett • Songs of Don Gibson and Christmas Favorites

    Mandy Barnett discusses her tribute album “I Can’t Stop Loving You: The Songs of Don Gibson” and sings three of Gibson’s songs and two Christmas favorites at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Guitarist Harold Bradley joins Barnett for the conversation and performance, recorded December 2...

  • William Michael Morgan • Live Performance, 2017

    William Michael Morgan performs a mix of covers and songs from his debut album, “Vinyl,” on stage at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Filmed on June 8, 2017, the live event was planned in support of the Museum’s exhibition “American Currents: State of the Music” (which featured Morgan i...

  • Rory Feek of Joey + Rory • Book Talk, 2017

    Joey + Rory’s Rory Feek surveys his childhood, his rise as a professional songwriter, and his career with his late wife, Joey Martin Feek, during a talk about his 2017 memoir, “This Life I Live: One Man’s Extraordinary, Ordinary Life and the Woman Who Changed It Forever,” at the Country Music Hal...

  • 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 ...

  • BIG NIGHT (At the Museum)

    During the feature-length BIG NIGHT (At the Museum)—filmed in 2020 at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and produced in partnership with YouTube—some of country and roots music’s brightest stars render timeless songs using priceless instruments from the Museum's collection.

    Temporary Mu...

  • Terri Clark • Interview, 2013

    Terri Clark recounts her early experiences in Nashville, her 1990s breakout, and new music during an interview held at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on October 12, 2013 (in support of the exhibit “Terri Clark: Canadian Country Star”). She also performs several hits and classic songs b...

  • Kinky Friedman • Interview, 2018

    Kinky Friedman, a songwriter and author with ties to Austin, Texas, as well as Nashville, explains the inspiration for songs including “Ride ’Em Jewboy” and “Sold American” in this unconventional interview and performance, held June 3, 2018, at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

    Alongsid...

  • Miranda Lambert Hits with Nicolle Galyon, Natalie Hemby, and Jimmy Robbins

    During a May 2014 Songwriter Round, Nicolle Galyon, Natalie Hemby, and Jimmy Robbins perform a mix of Miranda Lambert hits—songs they’ve written with and for the country star—along with tracks they’ve had cut by other artists. Work by all three songwriters appears on Lambert's album "Platinum," r...

  • Suiting The Sound: The Rodeo Tailors Who Made Country Stars Shine Brighter

    In partnership with Nashville Fashion Week, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum hosts "Suiting the Sound: The Rodeo Tailors Who Made Country Stars Shine Brighter," a program examining the emergence of the “rhinestone cowboy” look in the 1940s and 1950s, largely from the tailor shops of East...

  • Indigo Girls • Interview and Performance, 2015

    Indigo Girls bandmates Amy Ray and Emily Saliers explore their musical approach in a conversation with journalist Jewly Hight and producer Jordan Brooke Hamlin, recording at the Museum on September 23, 2015. A two-song performance follows the interview.

    Ray and Saliers, friends since elementary ...

  • The Songs of Eric Church • Writers’ Round, 2016

    During this songwriter’s round at the Museum, Casey Beathard, Jeff Hyde, Luke Laird, and Jeremy Spillman—who have all co-written hit singles and album cuts with and for Eric Church—share stories of co-writing with the platinum-selling country singer. An Eric Church observation all four share: He ...

  • Ronnie Milsap • Interview, 2015

    Ronnie Milsap remembers his experiences growing up in North Carolina and his winding path to Nashville during this interview, recorded February 7, 2015, to coincide with the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum exhibition “Ronnie Milsap: A Legend in My Time.”

    Raised in a loving environment by ...

  • Outlaw Country on Film • Panel Discussion, 2017

    The filmmakers behind a six-part documentary series titled “They Called Us Outlaws” speak about their interviews and inspirations for the ambitious project. Panelists Eric Geadelmann, Kelly Magelky, and Jack Ingram share the stage at the Museum on May 25, 2018, to coincide with the opening of the...

  • Margo Price and Friends • Concert and Conversation, 2016

    Margo Price gathers musical comrades including Lilly Hiatt, Erin Rae, and Aaron Lee Tasjan for a morning of collaborations and conversations at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. As host, NPR’s Ann Powers introduces Price as “the Americana music breakthrough of 2016.”

    During this perform...

  • CMT's Next Women Of Country 2017 • Concert and Conversation

    Lucie Silvas, Maggie Rose, Jillian Jacqueline, Carly Pearce, and Brandy Clark perform in a songwriter’s round and speak candidly about their experiences as independent artists for this installment of CMT’s Next Women of Country program, hosted at the Museum on June 9, 2017, by CMT’s Leslie Fram.
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