Hall Of Fame To Host Artist Signings During Music Fest
The Country Music Hall of Fame will welcome thousands of fans during Music Fest week with tons of activities, including autograph signings, special programs, performances, and the new exhibition, Luke Bryan: Dirt Road Diary.
Among the artists slated to sign autographs or perform are Kelsea Ballerini, Danielle Bradbery, Cam, Angaleena Presley, RaeLynn, Eric Paslay, Trisha Yearwood, Chase Bryant, Montgomery Gentry, Old Dominion, Charley Pride, Brenda Lee, Lonestar, Oak Ridge Boys, Will Hoge, Jason Michael Carroll, and Brandi Carlile.
A new addition for Music Fest this year is a bundled ticket option that will include museum admission and four-day access to Fan Fair X for $39.95. More information about events can be found here.
Rogers Exhibit To Run Through Music Fest
Kenny Rogers: Through the Years, the exhibit devoted to Rogers’ impressive seven-decade career, will be open through CMA Music Fest this year so that fans can get one last look before the exhibit shutters June 15. The exhibit provides a comprehensive look at Rogers’ life and work including his awards, memorabilia, costumes, cameras and more spanning his 70-plus years as a recording artist. The same day the exhibit closes, Rogers will embark on his Farewell South Africa Tour.
Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats Album, Panel Discussion
Legacy Recordings and Country Music Foundation Records will release Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City, a two-disc audio companion to the exhibit of the same name that is currently featured at the Country Music Hall Of Fame. The CD features 36 tracks recorded in Nashville in the 1960s and 1970s by many of the biggest names in contemporary music and will also include a previously unreleased version of the Bob Dylan song “If Not For You.”
In celebration of the CD’s June 16 release, the Museum will host a concert July 7 at 6 p.m. with the lineup and location to be announced soon. Prior to the release, fans can follow a special Spotify playlist featuring ten cuts from the collection. A new song will be added to the playlist each week leading up to the project’s release, and the featured tunes will include special commentary by Charlie Daniels, who played guitar on three of Dylan’s albums.
As part of the exhibition, the Hall will also highlight the 1972 album Kingston Springs Suite by songwriters Vince Matthews and Jim Casey. The album, which had the creative and financial support of Johnny Cash, Cowboy Jack Clement, Kris Kristofferson, and Shel Silverstein, was shelved, and became part of Nashville lore, until its recent release. The panel discussion Saturday, June 6, at 1:30 p.m. will include Casey, journalist Frye Gaillard, and Kingston Springs cohorts Danny Flowers and Chris Gantry.
The Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City exhibit will run through December 2016.
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