Brad Paisley, Dan Tyminski and Lucinda Williams have been added to the lineup for the Country Music Hall Of Fame’s Big Night At The Museum event, which premieres at 8 p.m. CT on Wednesday, Oct. 28 exclusively on the museum’s official YouTube channel.
The pandemic created a unique set of circumstances that allowed museum staff to safely remove historic instruments from exhibit cases and be played, and instruments, artists and songs were carefully matched to highlight personal and artistic connections.
Among the pairings fans will see on the show are Kane Brown singing a Randy Travis hit with accompaniment on Travis’s Gibson J-185KOA guitar, Country Music Hall of Fame member Emmylou Harris using Boudleaux Bryant’s 1961 Martin guitar to partner with Rodney Crowell on a Bryant classic, Miranda Lambert playing John Prine’s David Russell Young custom-made guitar, Ashley McBryde playing Loretta Lynn’s 1956 Gibson J-50 guitar, Tim McGraw playing Keith Whitley’s C.W. Parsons acoustic guitar, Brad Paisley playing Don Rich’s 1964 Fender Telecaster, Keb’ Mo’ playing the 1928 custom Weymann guitar that belonged to Jimmie Rodgers, Country Music Hall of Fame member Ricky Skaggs playing Bill Monroe’s 1923 Gibson F-5 mandolin, Country Music Hall of Fame member Marty Stuart playing Lester Flatt’s 1950 Martin D-28 guitar, and Lucinda Williams playing Johnny Cash’s customized Martin D-35S guitar.
Big Night At The Museum will present performances captured in the museum’s galleries and performance venues while the museum was closed, and the show will generate support for the museum and its work with exhibitions, collections preservation and educational programming. A closure of nearly six months due to COVID-19 caused significant loss of revenue for the museum. During the program, viewers will be encouraged to donate to the museum through YouTube Giving.