The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum shared today that it has canceled all in-person programming through Friday, July 31. It will continue songwriter sessions via Instagram Live (see below for upcoming artists).
This includes performances, film screenings, interviews, and other programs originally scheduled in the Museum’s Ford Theater, as well as family programs and activities in the Taylor Swift Education Center. The Museum has also canceled its songwriting camps and internship program for this summer.
While these programs are on hiatus, music fans can engage with the Museum on its website and social media channels. The following is a listing of the Museum’s online offerings:
• Songwriter Sessions, in which viewers hear from and interact with some of country music’s best songwriters, every Tuesday at 8:00 PM CT on Instagram Live
• Family-friendly programming, including art projects, instrument workshops, and songwriting instruction, each Wednesday at 3:30 PM CT via FieldTripZoom
• Videos of past performances and interviews from the Museum’s archives, available on the Museum’s website
• Episodes of the Museum’s podcast, Voices in the Hall, which presents conversations with country music’s most fascinating and influential figures
"While the Museum's doors are closed temporarily, our mission endures."
During Songwriter Sessions at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, fans get a chance to meet the minds behind some of country music's biggest hits as respected songwriters share the stories behind their work in an intimate performance setting, with audience Q&A.
The Museum is hosting its weekly Songwriter Sessions on Instagram Live, Tuesdays starting at 8:00 PM Central on the Museum's Instagram, @OfficialCMHOF.
Like onsite Songwriter Sessions, these weekly, live social media events will connect fans with songwriters, allowing participants to ask questions and songwriters to share answers, inspiration, and stories.
To join in, follow on Instagram at @OfficialCMHOF. There are two ways to engage with live broadcasts.
If you can't tune in live, livestreams will be available for twenty-four hours after the initial broadcast. Just go to the page, tap the logo and choose "Watch Live Video" from the pop-up menu.May 19
Charlie Worsham: “Love You to the Moon” (Kip Moore), “Mississippi in July”, “Old Time's Sake” (his own singles)
Don Schlitz: “The Gambler” (Kenny Rogers), "The Greatest" (Kenny Rogers) “Strong Enough to Bend” (Tanya Tucker), "Forever and Ever, Amen" (Randy Travis)
Jessi Alexander: “Mine Would Be You” (Blake Shelton), “The Climb” (Miley Cyrus), “I Drive Your Truck” (Lee Brice)
Dierks Bentley: “Come a Little Closer,” “Drunk on a Plane,” “I Hold On” (his own songs)
Brandy Clark joins Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives at the CMHoF's Ford Theater in September 2019 (photo copyright Melissa Coker)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (April 28, 2020) Opry members Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood will step in to the circle to perform the Grand Ole Opry’s 4,922nd consecutive Saturday night broadcast, bringing millions of fans around the world together as the Opry keeps the music playing for what will be the eighth broadcast in which the Grand Ole Opry has not had an audience in attendance amidst the COVID outbreak.
Opry members Brooks and Yearwood will step on the stage together this Saturday, May 2 at 8 PM ET / 7 PM CT. The show will be broadcast live on Circle, Gray TV stations, DISH Studio Channel 102, Sling TV and other TV affiliates in addition to a companion live stream on Circle All Access and the artists’ Facebook pages. Radio personality Bobby Bones will host the Circle telecast, while WSM's Mike Terry will serve as radio announcer for those tuned in in 650 AM WSM and SiriusXM Satellite Radio. The show’s artists will perform acoustically. For those in the Nashville area, tune into WSMV-TV (Channel 4).
With Nashvillians at home under Nashville Mayor John Cooper’s “Safer at Home” order and live shows paused at the Grand Ole Opry to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, this Saturday’s performance will once again take place without a live audience.
Each week millions of fans in dozens of countries around the world have tuned in live over the past seven weeks to video stream or listen to legendary Opry members Bill Anderson, Jeannie Seely and Connie Smith as well as Mandy Barnett, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper and Sam Williams took to the stage on March 14 as the Opry show went on the air without a live ticketed audience. On March 21, Opry members Vince Gill, Brad Paisley and Marty Stuart performed acoustically from the Opry House stage. On March 28, Gill returned to the stage to perform acoustically with members of his family: wife Amy Grant and daughters Jenny Gill and Corrina Grant Gill. The April 4 show featured Opry member Terri Clark, plus Lauren Alaina and Ashley McBryde stepping on to the stage for the 4,918th Saturday night Opry broadcast. On April 11, the Opry hosted an Easter celebration featuring Opry member Trace Adkins with Jason Crabb and T. Graham Brown. On April 18, bluegrass greats and Opry members Ricky Skaggs and Dailey & Vincent performed on the Opry’s 4,920th consecutive Saturday night. And last week, the Opry welcomed members Luke Combs and Craig Morgan to the stage.
Announced today during Nashville Mayor John Cooper's daily press briefing, the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards will broadcast live from Nashville on Wednesday, Sept. 16 on CBS. The Academy, Dick Clark Productions and the network postponed the show, originally set for April 5 in Las Vegas, as COVID-19 forced widespread shut downs. The new date will incorporate performances from the Grand Ole Opry House, the Ryman Auditorium and the Bluebird Cafe; Keith Urban will host (as previously announced before the world went awry). A decision about audiences will be made later. This is the first time the show has been held in Nashville.
Pam Tillis's long-awaited album "Looking for a Feeling" makes its official debut this week (more info here: https://www.thecountryclubonline.com/home/pam-tilliss-new-tunes-might-just-be-your-kind-of-medicine).
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Reigning ACM New Female Artist of the Year, CMA New Artist of the Year and CMT Breakout Artist of the Year Ashley McBryde is set to release her sophomore album Never Will, the follow-up to her critically-acclaimed GRAMMY-nominated debut Girl Going Nowhere on April 3 via Warner Music Nashville.
At the top of 2020, NPR named Never Will in an all-genre “An Early Preview: 5 Upcoming Albums We Can’t Wait to Hear,” noting McBryde’s “renegade spirit and no-nonsense approach to her artistry.” Rolling Stone echoed, including McBryde’s Jay Joyce-produced record in its “70 Most Anticipated Albums of 2020.” Never Will holds 11 tracks including lead single “One Night Standards,” which landed at number seven on NPR’s “25 Best Songs of 2019,” and acts as the first installment of a three-piece video storyline including “Martha Divine,” and “Hang In There Girl". The three-time GRAMMY nominee followed the video saga with “First Thing I Reach For".
Despite postponed dates on her headlining One Night Standards Tour, McBryde has continued connecting with fans via Facebook live with her “All Cooped Up” series.
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News via Country Aircheck:
Country Music Hall of Famer Kenny Rogers passed away from natural causes last night (3/20) at 10:25pm CT surrounded by family while in hospice care. He was 81. Rogers' multi-award winning career spanned more than six decades with crossover success and chart toppers including "The Gambler," "Lady," "Islands In The Stream," "Lucille," "She Believes In Me" and "Through The Years." With 24 No. 1 hits, six CMA Awards, three Grammy Awards, the CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award and CMT Artist of a Lifetime Award to his credit, Rogers took his place in the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2013. The family is planning a small, private service at this time due to concern surrounding the national coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. They look forward to celebrating Rogers' life publicly with friends and fans at a later date.
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