Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Dallas Frazier will perform Dec. 11 at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum as part of its Poets and Prophets: Legendary Country Songwriters series. The 1:30 p.m. program in the Museum’s Ford Theater is included with Museum admission and free to Museum members. The program will also be streamed live at www.countrymusichalloffame.org.
Museum Editor Michael Gray will host the 90-minute program, which will be illustrated with recordings, photos and film clips from the Museum’s collection. Immediately following, Frazier will sign autographs in the Museum Store.
Frazier’s hits include classics such as “There Goes My Everything,” “Elvira,” “If My Heart Had Windows,” “Beneath Still Waters,” “Mohair Sam,” “Fourteen Carat Mind” and “What’s Your Mama’s Name,” and his songs have been recorded by a diverse roster of artists including Merle Haggard, Englebert Humperdinck, Brenda Lee, Willie Nelson, Elvis Presley, Charley Pride, Charlie Rich, Tanya Tucker and many more.
In memory of Louise Scruggs, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will present an in-depth interview honoring music industry executive Bonnie Garner today (11/16) at 6 p.m. in the Ford Theater. The forum is free and open to the public.
The Louise Scruggs Memorial Forum, made possible by the Gibson Foundation, was established in 2007 to honor music industry leaders who can be seen as the legatees of Scruggs, the wife of Country Music Hall of Fame member Earl Scruggs and the first woman in country music to take on roles as a booker and manager.
The forum interview with Garner, whose multi-faceted career has included concert promotion, record label A&R and artist management, will be illustrated with recordings, film clips and photos from the Museum’s archives, Garner’s personal collection and other sources. The interview will be hosted by Museum Writer/Editor Michael McCall.
Bluegrass legend Curly Seckler will be featured in a special program at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Musuem, celebrating his 91st birthday and 75th anniversary in music on Sat., December 4. The program, which will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the Museum’s Ford Theater, is included with Museum admission and is free to Museum members.
During the program, Seckler will discuss the highlights of his career with host Kyle Cantrell of Sirius XM Radio, as well as perform several of his signature songs. The program will also feature photographs and video from the Museum’s Frist Library and Archive, and Seckler’s own collection. Following the program, Seckler will sign autographs in the Museum Store.
More information about the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is available at www.countrymusichalloffame.org or by calling (615) 416-2001.