On Saturday (12/10), the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum hosted Suzy Bogguss for a special concert related to the Chet Atkins: Certified Guitar Player exhibition. Bogguss shared memories and songs from her work with Atkins, including their duet album Simpatico, and performed material from her newest album, American Folk Songbook as well as a few Christmas songs.
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On Monday (12/12), the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum honored executive Sarah Trahern at the fifth annual Louise Scruggs Memorial Forum. The forum traced Trahern’s career from her time at C-SPAN to her current position as General Manager-Senior Vice President for Great American Country Television. Among her creations are Opry at Carnegie Hall, Country at the White House and, most notably, the live three-hour telethon Music City: Keep on Playin’ – A Benefit for Flood Relief. Made possible by the Gibson Foundation, the forum was established in 2007 to explore issues related to the business side of the music industry and annually recognizes an individual who represents the legacy of pioneering agent-manager Louise Scruggs, the adoring wife and savvy business partner of Country Music Hall of Fame member Earl Scruggs.