Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Sonny Curtis will take a seat at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on Saturday, Feb. 25, as the latest subject of the quarterly programming series Poets and Prophets: Legendary Country Songwriters. The in-depth interview and performance is included with museum admission and free to museum members. The program will be held at 1:30 PM in the Museum’s Ford Theater and streamed live at www.countrymusichalloffame.org.
The 90-minute program, hosted by Museum Editor Michael Gray, will include recordings, photos and film clips from the museum’s collection and marks the Poets and Prophets series’ fifth anniversary. Immediately following, Curtis will sign autographs in the Museum Store.
Curtis has written a host of country and rock & roll hits in his 50-plus year career. Among them are “I Fought the Law,” “Rock Around with Ollie Vee,” “Walk Right Back,” “I’m No Stranger to the Rain,” “More Than I Can Say” and the theme for The Mary Tyler Moore Show, “Love Is All Around.”
The Poets and Prophets series honors songwriters who have made significant contributions to country music history. Previous Poets and Prophets honorees include Bill Anderson, Matraca Berg, Bobby Braddock, Wayne Carson, Jerry Chesnut, Hank Cochran, Dean Dillon, Jerry Foster, Dallas Frazier, Red Lane, John D. Loudermilk, Bob McDill, Roger Murrah, Dan Penn, Curly Putman, Don Schlitz, Whitey Shafer, Jeffrey Steele, Norro Wilson and Craig Wiseman.