Hall of Fame Announces CMA Music Festival Events

countrymusichalloffameThe Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is preparing for a busy week during the CMA Music Festival with several artist performances and autograph signing sessions.

Artists taking part in various events at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum include Thompson Square, Ashley Monroe, Kristen Kelly, Lee Greenwood, Love and Theft, Tate Stevens, Craig Campbell and Jamey Johnson, as well as songwriter Brett James, musician Joe Fick, and television host and author Katie Cook.

A schedule of Live from the Museum Store, Presented by CMT events, other programming and special museum hours for CMA Music Festival week includes:

Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Museum hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Noon   Thompson Square: Signing  (museum store)                                         
8:00 p.m.   Hot Nights at the Hall with Ashley Monroe

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Museum hours: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m.   Kristen Kelly: Performance and Signing  (Plaza, Museum Store)

Thursday, June 6, 2013
Museum hours 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m.   Lee Greenwood: Signing (Museum Store)
2:00 p.m. Love and Theft: Performance and Signing  (Plaza, Museum Store)

Friday, June 7, 2013
Museum hours 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m.   Craig Campbell: Performance and Signing  (Plaza, Museum Store)
3:00 p.m.    Tate Stevens: Performance and Signing (Plaza, Museum Store)

Saturday, June 8, 2013
Museum hours 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m.    Songwriter Session w/Brett James  (Ford Theater)
Brett James has written hits including “Blessed” (Martina McBride); “Cowboy Casanova” and “Jesus, Take the Wheel” (Carrie Underwood); “The Man I Want to Be” (Chris Young); “Out Last Night” (Kenny Chesney); “The Truth” (Jason Aldean); “When the Sun Goes Down” (Kenny Chesney) and “Who I Am” (Jessica Andrews). Included with museum admission. Free to museum members. Limited seating. Program pass required.

Sunday, June 9, 2013
Museum hours 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m.     Joe Fick: Slap Bass Demonstration (Hall of Fame Rotunda)
“Slick” Joe Fick has performed or recorded with Sonny Burgess, James Burton, D.J. Fontana, Wanda Jackson, the Jordanaires and Boots Randolph. His rockabilly band, the Dempseys, was named Beale Street Entertainers of the Year in 2009. Fick portrayed Elvis’s bass player, Bill Black, in the 2006 Johnny Cash biopic, Walk the Line. Included with museum admission. Free to members.

2:00 p.m. Living for a Song: Tribute to Hank Cochran (Ford Theater)
Featuring Jamey Johnson
An accomplished songwriter, Jamey Johnson has written hits for himself (“In Color”) and for other artists (George Strait’s “Give It Away”). His most recent album, Living for a Song, features 16 classics written by the late songwriting legend Hank Cochran. For this panel discussion about the album, Johnson joins Cochran’s widow, Suzi Cochran, and Buddy Cannon and Dale Dodson, Cochran’s friends and producers of the album. Johnson will perform briefly, and the program will be illustrated with vintage photos, film footage and recordings. This program is presented in support of the exhibit Patsy Cline: Crazy for Loving You. The event will be streamed live on countrymusichalloffame.org. Included with museum admission. Free to museum members. Limited seating. Program pass required.

2:00 p.m.     Katie Cook: Signing Museum Store
Cook will sign her books Little Big Benny: The Boy Who Didn’t Know He Was the Universe, 
Little Big Benny: Double Stick Karma and Little Big Benny: The Wicked Itch.

The Songwriter Session, Slap Bass Demonstration and the Cochran tribute are included with museum admission ($22 for adults, $14 for children ages 6 to 17, and free for children under 6) and free to museum members.

Seating for the programs is limited, and program passes are required for admittance. (Visit the museum’s website for complete admission and signing details.)

Artist performances on the plaza do not require admission, but signing passes are required for all autograph signings and will be included with transaction at time of purchase of artists’ product.  Most signing passes can be obtained on the museum’s website beginning May 15 at 10 a.m. CDT. They can also be obtained in the Museum Store beginning on June 3 at 9:30 a.m. CDT.

Visit countrymusichalloffame.org/cmafest for more information.








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