Country Music Hall Of Fame And Museum Recognizes E.W. “Bud” Wendell, Steve Turner

Pictured (L-R): Bud Wendell, Kyle Young and Steve Turner. Photo: Carissa Riccardi for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum announced the conclusion of its Working on a Building capital campaign. The $87.5 million campaign—the largest fundraising effort in the Museum’s history—underwrites the 210,000-square-foot expansion and the requisite scaling of exhibition and education activities. The full scope of this landmark project was realized under budget and ahead of schedule.

In recognition of these accomplishments, museum Trustee Mary Ann McCready and CEO Kyle Young conducted a silent campaign to honor E.W. “Bud” Wendell and Steve Turner, the gentlemen who have guided the museum as the twenty-first century chairmen of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Board of Officers and Trustees.

At a luncheon yesterday (April 4), McCready and Young led a special ceremony to name the Bud Wendell and Steve Turner Boardroom in honor of the chairmen. Wendell and Turner viewed their honorary display in the museum’s boardroom, surrounded by those who made generous contributions to the silent campaign, as well as representatives of the museum’s Board of Officers and Trustees and staff.

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is grateful to the following donors who made possible yesterday’s recognition of Mr. Wendell and Mr. Turner:

  • Scott and Sandi Borchetta
  • Ann and Frank Bumstead
  • Coran Capshaw
  • Karl F. Dean and Anne Davis
  • Laura Turner Dugas
  • Flood, Bumstead, McCready & McCarthy, Inc.
  • Senator Bill and Tracy Frist
  • Lydia A. Howarth and Nicholas S. Zeppos
  • Martha Rivers Ingram
  • Mary Ann McCready and Roy Wunsch
  • Red Light Management
  • Mr. and Mrs. Colin Reed
  • Walter and Margaret Ann Robinson
  • Ryman Hospitality Properties Foundation
  • Seab and Patti Tuck
  • Cal Turner
  • Jay and Laura Turner
  • William J. Tyne, Jr.

Pictured (L-R): Judy Turner, Steve Turner and Kyle Young. Photo: Carissa Riccardi for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Pictured (L-R): Mary Ann McCready, Bud Wendell and Janice Wendell. Photo: Carissa Riccardi for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Pictured (L-R): Donors to the Bud Wendell and Steve Turner Boardroom Project pose with honorees at the April 4th luncheon: Kyle Young, Nicholas S. Zeppos, Colin Reed, Anne Davis, Seab and Patti Tuck, Laura Turner, Brenda Reed, Mary Ann McCready, Bud Wendell, Steve Turner, Judy Turner, William J, Tyne, Jr., Laura Dugas, Cal Turner, Christi Turner, Jay Turner, Martha Rivers Ingram and Scott Borchetta. Photo: Carissa Riccardi for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum [Click photo to enlarge]

Wendell Turner Boardroom. Photo: Carissa Riccardi for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Kyle Young. Photo: Carissa Riccardi for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

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