The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, located in Nashville, Tennessee, maintains a mission of preserving, protecting, and interpreting the ongoing story of country music. That mission includes safeguarding a peerless collection of country music artifacts, and connecting music lovers with those historic stories and the new ones being told through today's artists. That connection comes alive through dynamic exhibitions, live performances and interviews, educational programming, original multimedia storytelling, and more. Here, explore a mix of the Museum's original programming and rare video footage culled from its collection.
Merle Haggard and the Strangers Interview • The Bakersfield Sound
Merle Haggard joins Norm Hamlet and Don Markham, longtime members of Haggard’s band the Strangers, for a 2012 program at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum dubbed "My Friends Are Gonna Be Strangers: A Conversation with Norm Hamlet, Don Markham, and Fuzzy Owen."
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,...