Hall of Fame to Expand?

cmhof-smallThe Tennessean reports that the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum would like to double its size. Nashville Mayor Karl Dean reported the Hall’s ambitions yesterday (9/21) during a speech to the Rotary Club of Nashville. Museum Dir. Kyle Young acknowledged in an interview after the event that expanding the museum’s size is a possibility.

“We really need to expand,” Young told the Tennessean. “We know what happens when you don’t do that. … It’s good business to want to build on success.” Young and Dean reportedly met recently to discuss the idea of expansion, but Young did not request government funding for the project.

The Hall has also had a flurry of high-profile booster meetings lately. Keith Urban recently announced his We’re All For The Hall benefit October 13 at the Sommet Center featuring Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum, Jason Aldean, and Little Big Town, which sold out almost immediately. A Los Angeles version of the benefit, featuring Gill, Emmylou Harris, Dwight Yoakam, and Melissa Etheridge is set for Oct. 1 at Club Nokia.


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