In Pictures: Jason Isbell, Brett Young, Country Music Hall Of Fame and Museum

Jason Isbell Continues Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Residency

Pictured (L-R): The 400 Unit’s Jimbo Hart and Chad Gamble, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Peter Cooper, the 400 Unit’s Sadler Vaden, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum CEO Kyle Young, Jason Isbell, Amanda Shires, the 400 Unit’s Derry deBorja, and NS2 CEO Darin Lashinsky. Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images

Jason Isbell continued his residency at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum this week, with the second of three intimate and unique performances hosted in the museum’s CMA Theater which featured an acoustic set with Isbell’s band the 400 Unit. Amanda Shires returned Tuesday night as a member of the 400 Unit, joining band members Kerry deBorja on piano, organ, and accordion; Chad Gamble on drums; Jimbo Hart on electric bass; and Sadler Vaden on acoustic guitar. Isbell will conclude his sold-out residency on Dec. 19, at 7 p.m., with an evening of surprise special guests.


Brett Young Scores Gold With “Like I Loved You”

BMLG Records President/EVP Big Machine Label Group Jimmy Harnen surprises Brett Young with a plaque to celebrate Young’s GOLD single “Like I Loved You” at House Of Blues in Dallas

Brett Young was recently surprised by BMLG Records President/EVP Big Machine Label Group Jimmy Harnen at his sold-out Caliville Tour show at House of Blues in Dallas. Harnen gave Young the news that his current single, “Like I Loved You,” is certified Gold. The song follows his Platinum-certified “Sleep Without You” and 2x Platinum “In Case You Didn’t Know,” as well as his Gold-certified, self-titled debut album.


Heads Up Penny Foundation Raises $2K For CMHoF Songwriting Camp

Pictured (L-R): Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s VP of Development Lisa Purcell, Heads Up Penny Foundation Founder Tad Bryant and his mother Carolyn Bryant.

On Sunday, Dec. 3, the Heads Up Penny Foundation’s cookie decorating party, hosted by Foundation founder, 13-year-old Tad Bryant, generated more than $2,000 in scholarships for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s summer Songwriting Camp. The camp offers a unique experience where budding songwriters (ages 11-18) can hone their craft and learn from professionals. Camp includes one-on-one mentoring sessions, instrument instruction, performance coaching, demo recording experiences, workshops led by special guests, and much more. Registrations for the camp open Jan. 8, 2018, and Songwriting Camp will take place June 11-15, 2018.


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