I Wonder Do You Think of Me: The Life of Keith Whitley – Thursday, June 6, at 12 p.m.
To mark the museum’s new exhibition, Still Rings True: The Enduring Voice of Keith Whitley, family members and colleagues of Whitley will discuss his life and career, and pay tribute to his music with special performances. The program, held in the museum’s Ford Theater, features a discussion with record producer Garth Fundis, RCA President Joe Galante, Lorrie Morgan and Country Music Hall of Fame member Ricky Skaggs. Skaggs, Morgan and her son, Jesse Keith Whitley, will also perform briefly. Admission to the program is included with museum admission and free to museum members. Seating is limited, and a program ticket is required for admittance.
CMT’s Next Women of Country – Friday, June 7, at 12:30 p.m.
The museum presents CMT’s Next Women of Country, a special concert and conversation with new and emerging female country artists. Set for 12:30 p.m. in the museum’s CMA Theater, the program, hosted by CMT executive Leslie Fram, includes performances and interviews with Hannah Ellis, Mickey Guyton, Caylee Hammack, Rachel Wammack and Lainey Wilson. Afterwards, the artists will be available to sign commemorative Hatch Show Print posters. Admission to the program, which is presented by Kendra Scott, is included with museum admission and free to museum members. Seating is limited, and a program ticket is required for admittance. Tickets will be available here starting Wednesday, May 15, at 10 a.m.
Songwriter Session: Eric Paslay – Friday, June 7, at 2:00 p.m.
Eric Paslay, who has co-written “Angel Eyes” (Love and Theft), “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” (Jake Owen), “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” (Eli Young Band) and “Rewind” (Rascal Flatts), as well as his own #1 song “Friday Night,” will be featured in a Songwriter Session in the museum’s Ford Theater. During the program, Paslay will share stories behind his work in an intimate performance setting. Admission to the program, which is presented by SunTrust, is included with museum admission, and free to museum members. Seating is limited, and a program ticket is required for admittance.
Songwriter Session: Teddy Robb and J.T. Harding – Saturday, June 8, at 11:30 a.m.
Recording artist and songwriter Teddy Robb and songwriter J.T. Harding will perform and share the stories behind the songs they have written in a Songwriter Session held in the museum’s Ford Theater. Robb has co-written and released three singles: “Lead Me On,” “Really Shouldn’t Drink Around You” and “Tell Me How.” Harding’s credits include “Alone with You” (Jake Owen), “Different for Girls” (Dierks Bentley featuring Elle King), “Sangria” (Blake Shelton), “Smile” (Uncle Kracker), “Somewhere in My Car” (Keith Urban) and “Somewhere with You” (Kenny Chesney). Admission to the program, which is presented by SunTrust, is included with museum admission, and free to museum members. Seating is limited, and a program ticket is required for admittance.
Musician Spotlight: Kristin Weber – Sunday, June 9, at 1:00 p.m.
Fiddler and singer Kristin Weber will be the subject of a Musician Spotlight held in the museum’s Ford Theater. Weber has either performed or recorded with artists inlcuding Eric Church, Eminem, Joshua Hedley, Lauryn Hill, Lorde, Midland, Kacey Musgraves, Country Music Hall of Fame member Dolly Parton, Margo Price, Travis Tritt and Lee Ann Womack, and has appeared on the CMA Awards, CMT Awards, the Grand Ole Opry, Late Night with Seth Myers and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. During the program, she will perform, share stories and talk about training, style and technique. Admission to this Musician Spotlight is included with museum admission, and free to museum members.
Voices in the Hall with Jimmie Allen – Sunday, June 9, at 2 p.m.
A live recording of the museum’s podcast Voices in the Hall rounds out the museum’s CMA Fest 2019 programming, with Jimmie Allen, one of country music’s most intriguing and successful new voices, joining podcast host Peter Cooper on the stage of the museum’s CMA Theater. The interview will explore Allen’s influences and small-town upbringing as well as his propulsive present as the first black artist to launch a career with a #1 hit on country radio. Admission to the program is included with museum admission and free to museum members. Seating is limited, and a program ticket is required for admittance. Tickets will be available here starting Wednesday, May 15 at 10 a.m.
Several programs will be streamed live at CountryMusicHalloffame.org/Streaming. For additional programming information for this slate of events, visit www.CountryMusichHallOfFame.org.
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Contact:
Zoe Chichelo 615.577.7749 ZChichelo@CountryMusicHallOfFame.org
The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum collects, preserves, and interprets country music and its history for the education and entertainment of diverse audiences. In exhibits, publications, and educational programs, the museum explores the cultural importance and enduring beauty of the art form. The museum is operated by the Country Music Foundation, a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) educational organization chartered by the state of Tennessee in 1964. The museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, and in both 2015 and 2016 welcomed over one million patrons, placing it among the ten most-visited history museums in the U.S. The Country Music Foundation operates Historic RCA Studio BTM, Hatch Show Print® poster shop, CMF Records, the Frist Library and Archive, and CMF Press. Museum programs are supported by Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission, Tennessee Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
More information about the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is available at CountryMusicHallofFame.org or by calling (615) 416-2001.