Country Music Hall Of Fame Among Grammy Museum Grant Recipients

The Country Music Hall Of Fame is among 14 recipients who will receive grant money from The GRAMMY Museum Grant Program. The program will award $200,000 in grants to recipients in the United States and Canada to help facilitate a range of research on a variety of subjects, as well as support a number of archiving and preservation programs.

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will receive $15,000 to help preserve, digitize, and ensure public access to 316 rare interviews with performers, songwriters, and music executives from one of the world’s most significant country music oral history collections. The Museum will make these singular recordings searchable and accessible via their online digital archive and via its onsite Collections’ Reading Room.

Funded research projects include a study that will examine how rhythmic cues can improve movement for older adults and people with Parkinson’s disease, and a study that will examine how neural integration through music enhances long-term memory, among others. Additional preservation and archiving initiatives will rescue and organize 400 hours of at-risk reel-to-reel tapes of Native Radio—Bay Area, and digitally restore rare kinescopes of the 1950s television series “Stars Of Jazz” (KABC-TV, 1956-58); among others.

“The Recording Academy has proudly supported our GRAMMY Museum Grant Program since its inception,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy and Chair of the GRAMMY Museum Board. “To date, we have awarded more than $7.3 million to more than 400 grantees. The work we help fund includes an impressive array of projects that are at the forefront of exploring music’s beneficial interchange with science, and that maintain our musical legacy for future generations. The initiatives announced today exemplify the Academy’s and GRAMMY Museum’s pledge to uphold music’s value in our lives and shared culture.”

Funded by the Recording Academy, the GRAMMY Museum Grant Program provides funding annually to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the recorded sound heritage of the Americas for future generations.

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