Hall of Fame, Dolly Unplugged & Sheila E. Goes Country

Ray Talks Hank
The legendary Ray Price visited the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum recently (3/7) to share memories of his close friend and mentor, Hank Williams. The interview was hosted by WSM-AM radio personality Eddie Stubbs and was presented in conjunction with the museum’s exhibition Family Tradition: The Williams Family Legacy, co-Presented by SunTrust and Ford Motor Company. (L-R): Stubbs, Price and museum writer/editor Michael McCall, who curated the Family Tradition exhibit. Photo:  Donn Jones

Sheila E. Named CMT Gone Country Winner
CMT’s Gone Country host John Rich tapped Sheila E. as the third season winner during the finale on March 7. Sheila won with “Glorious Train,” the song she penned with Nashville songwriters Angie Aparo and James Slater while taping the series. The single is produced by Rich and went out today via the CMT Radio Network. The accompanying video, directed by Sean Weber-Small, debuted after the finale and is currently in rotation on CMT and CMT Pure as well as via CMT.com.

Dolly Unplugged
Dolly Parton stopped by CMT last week to to record an episode of the CMT online series Unplugged At Studio 330, including classics “Jolene” and “I Will Always Love You,” as well as songs from her new album, Backwoods Barbie. The episode will premiere online at CMT.com on Tues., March 31. (L-R): Brian Philips, Exec. VP/GM CMT; Parton; Dolly’s manager Danny Nozell; and Jay Frank, Sr. VP Music Strategy CMT. Photo: Brian Tipton

Carrigan on Nashville Cats
Legendary drummer Jerry Carrigan told humorous anecdotes and spoke candidly about his storied career on Feb. 21 at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. Carrigan was honored as part of the Museum’s quarterly series Nashville Cats, which shines a light on Music City’s renowned session musicians. (L-R): pianist Hargus “Pig” Robbins, guitarist/producer Jerry Kennedy, bassist Bob Moore and Carrigan. Photo: Donn Jones

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