The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is bringing two of its most popular programs, including the weekly Songwriter Sessions and its education program Words & Music, to Instagram Live. Beginning April 14, the museum will host its weekly Songwriter Sessions, with viewers encouraged to pose questions to the featured songwriters via Instagram. The Songwriter Sessions will begin at 8:00 p.m. CT and will be hosted by the CMHOF’s director of public programs Abi Tapia.
Among the upcoming featured songwriters are Laura Veltz, Luke Laird, Caitlyn Smith, Eric Paslay, Brandy Clark and Charlie Worsham.
Words & Music At Home will be an extension of the Words & Music program and will begin Thursday, April 16 at 2 p.m. Tenille Townes will perform and will participate in an interview about songwriting, led by CMHoF outreach and music programs manager Adam Ollendorff.
“Music is a powerful gift that unites us, stimulates creativity and provides relief while we stay home and implement social distancing,” said Lisa Purcell, the museum’s senior vice president, education, development and community engagement. “This is why the museum will take our most popular songwriting programs live online and invite the world to participate with us.”
Upcoming Songwriter Sessions:
Laura Veltz, whose compositions include “Bones” (Maren Morris), “Speechless” (Dan + Shay) and “What If I Never Get Over You” (Lady Antebellum).
Luke Laird, whose compositions include “Hard to Forget” (Sam Hunt), “American Kids” (Kenny Chesney) and “Space Cowboy” (Kacey Musgraves).
Caitlyn Smith, whose compositions include “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” (Meghan Trainor featuring John Legend), “You Can’t Make Old Friends” (Country Music Hall of Fame members Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers) and her own single “Long Time Coming.”
Eric Paslay, whose compositions include “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” (Jake Owen), “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” (Eli Young Band) and his own hit “Friday Night.”
Brandy Clark, whose compositions include her singles “Bigger Boat,” which features Randy Newman, “Hold My Hand” and “Who You Thought I Was.”
Charlie Worsham, whose compositions include “Love You To The Moon” (Kip Moore) and his own singles “Mississippi In July” and “Old Time’s Sake.”
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