Country Hall of Fame Event Matches Musicians w/ Iconic Instruments
For over five months, since March 13th, the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville has been closed to the public due to COVID-19, putting the nonprofit institution in financial peril, including having to layoff some 70 employees, and furlough over 100 more in May—nearly half the staff.
Now the Hall of Fame has announced their reopen date of Thursday, September 10th when the public will be allowed to visit the Hall of Fame once again, in limited capacity, with all employees and guests required to wear masks and go through temperature checks, while the Hall will implement a more stringent cleaning schedule of the facility. All in-person events remain on hold for the moment.
Also as part of the reopening, the Hall of Fame is planning a special live streaming event on October 28th, and one they hope will be one of their biggest fundraisers ever, called “Big Night (At The Museum).”
The event will match up some of the most important instruments in this history of country music such as Mother Maybelle Carter’s Gibson L-5 guitar, Bill Monroe’s Gibson F-5 mandolin, the fiddle of Charlie Daniels, and the banjo of Earl Scruggs, with some of the most talented country music entertainers of today, including Hall of Fame members Emmylou Harris, Ricky Skaggs, and Reba McEntire, along with Miranda Lambert, Ashley McBryde, Rodney Crowell, Alison Brown, The War and Treaty, Tim McGraw, Keb Mo, Carlene Carter, Kane Brown (cough), and others.
The instruments come for the Hall of Fame’s “Precious Jewels” collection, which has assembled some of the iconic instruments in country music history. Also in the collection is Lester Flatt’s Martin D-28, the Martin 00-18 of Jimmie Rodgers, and the Martin D-28 of Hank Williams.
The presentation will stream on the Country Music Hall of Fame’s YouTube channel, and will be hosted by Hall of Fame-elect member Marty Stuart, with Dave Cobb as the audio supervisor. It will be free to view by the public, but donations will be encouraged. More participants and details will be announced ahead of the event.
theres my kids n thats my wife but whose that Lil Dale runin my life?
September 4, 2020 @ 9:28 am
I saw ole Hanks guitar and boots down there wun time
and did any of yall see that Blaze Foley movie on the net flicks? I thawt they did a good job but I think Sugarland dose a good job and yall sissys tell me they suck so hell I dont no
September 4, 2020 @ 9:41 am
This is so freaking cool. Is there a list on which is instrument is paired up with which artist?
September 4, 2020 @ 9:47 am
We’re still almost two months away, so I’m sure this is all still being hashed out and talent being added. But I think there will be some cool collaborations of instruments and talent for sure. I’m sure some of the artists like Reba won’t play anything, but may have Marty Stuart and Mac McAnally (or whomever) backing her up on some of these cool instruments. With Marty and Dave Cobb curating it, I think it will be done well.
September 5, 2020 @ 2:58 pm
God bless Marty Stuart. I was supposed to see him before quarantine. But everything he does to preserve the history is spot on. I just wish other genres had similar stewards but they seem very out with old in the with trashy new.
Keepin it Country
September 4, 2020 @ 9:54 am
The Kane Clown on is an embarrassment. He’s an ass who should not be in the country music and NO it’s not because of his race. I wish it was Charlie Pride instead
September 4, 2020 @ 10:06 am
Just give him a washboard and tell him it’s Colt Ford’s steel guitar; he’ll eat it up!
September 4, 2020 @ 11:05 am
I don’t disagree, but with everything in this story, why make him the focal point?
Keepin it Country
September 4, 2020 @ 11:40 am
I completely agree with that. I just hate his music with a passion
September 4, 2020 @ 11:53 am
I hear ya.
September 4, 2020 @ 12:26 pm
I’m no fan of Kane Brown, but the job of the Hall of Fame here is to try to appeal to as many people as possible, and Kane Brown was apparently willing to volunteer his time. For whatever reason, he always seems to be involved in things like this, from Randy Travis tributes, to whatever. And the kid can actually sing when he wants to. Overall, the talent assembled here is exciting.
September 4, 2020 @ 12:42 pm
Glad your cough is getting better.
September 4, 2020 @ 5:41 pm
I get the vibe that Kane Brown might not know much about country music
Or anything in general
But I get the feeling he understands that there’s more than just one type of country music
I get the vibe that he cares about being a part of something bigger than he is
Even if he doesn’t have a grip on it and he’s just going along with it
Keepin it Country
September 4, 2020 @ 10:21 am
Or do him like that one Andy gritting episode where Barney is singing into an empty mic….. maybe Cody Johnson could sing for him, lol
September 4, 2020 @ 10:26 am
Let Marty Stuart play a full set. Just as many legendary instruments and someone playing them who actually knows something about classic country.
September 4, 2020 @ 10:27 am
It takes over 340 people to run the place? 170 x 2+?
Never been there but hopefully some day.
September 4, 2020 @ 11:19 am
They could could easily reduce the staff by half by adding a couple of additional inductees into the hall of fame, because, as it stands now, fully half of the staff are tasked with answering the same question hundreds of times a day.
That question is, “Why the hell aren’t Johnny Horton and Stonewall Jackson members of the Hall of fame?”
September 4, 2020 @ 12:44 pm
Johnny Horton all the way!!
Sometimes I get to thinking, nobody remembers him besides a few old school fans like me and of course old timers but then you get surprised. Was sitting in The Palace in Nashville listening to 50 Shades of Hay, a great local band of super session players. They take requests for tips. Decided to challenge them with Sink The Bismarck by Horton. Was pleasantly shocked they knew it and delivered! Made my elderly dads night! Yes Johnny Horton belongs in the Hall.
September 4, 2020 @ 5:09 pm
Overall this is a good line up. Marty will provide the brains, on that you can be assured. Outta be good. Let’s get behind this.
September 4, 2020 @ 5:59 pm
Die Midwestern is the the album of the year…. nothing else is even close
September 8, 2020 @ 7:13 pm
Marty on the iconic B bending Tele “Clarence”
Now that’s Country!!