On Wednesday (Oct. 28), the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s BIG NIGHT (At the Museum) was hosted by Marty Stuart and featured Tim McGraw, The War and Treaty, Rodney Crowell, Carlene Carter, Miranda Lambert, Ashley McBryde and more performing with some of the Hall of Fame’s most treasured historic instruments. The event aired on the Country Music Hall of Fame’s official YouTube channel.
The event raised more than $743,000 for the museum’s Coronavirus Relief Fund, which supports the museum and its work in exhibitions, collections preservation and education. All donations help sustain the museum, which has lost nearly $35 million in revenue as a result of COVID-19.
“I am so grateful to the music community for their steadfast support of BIG NIGHT (At the Museum),” said Museum CEO Kyle Young. “Sixteen artists came to the museum and gave their time and talent to create this experience. Artists and industry leaders also shared the story of the event with their peers. Our partner in this endeavor, YouTube, collaborated with us every step of the way, and music fans who tuned in this evening generously donated to the museum. Thanks to all of you. We appreciate it so much. I invite those who have not seen BIG NIGHT (At the Museum) to tune in and learn more about the museum and the work we do.”
“The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s BIG NIGHT is the perfect representation of how the museum preserves the legacy of country music by combining musical performances with storytelling and songwriting,” said YouTube Label Relations Manager Margaret Hart. “We are truly honored to have partnered with the museum on this outstanding virtual event; the combination of incredible talent, YouTube’s global reach and ability for fans to donate directly to the museum’s Coronavirus Relief Fund via YouTube Giving made this livestream as impactful as possible during such a difficult time. We hope fans across the globe continue to tune in and enjoy the show!”
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