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Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum Special March 2nd

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Country Music Hall of Fame and MuseumNashville, TN -- On Saturday, March 2, at 1:30 p.m., the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will present a special panel discussion, Forever with Us: The 50th Anniversary of a Country Music Tragedy, in memory of Country Music Hall of Fame member Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas, Hawkshaw Hawkins and Randy Hughes, whose lives were lost in a plane crash a half century ago, and Jack Anglin, who died in a separate tragedy. Hosted by Eddie Stubbs, the panel features Charlie Dick, Kathy Hughes, Country Music Hall of Fame member Jean Shepard and Bobby Wright.

The program, which will take place in the museum’s Ford Theater, is included with museum admission and free to museum members. Seating for the program is limited, and program passes are required for admittance. (Visit the museum’s website for complete details.) The program will be streamed live at

On March 5, 1963, Grand Ole Opry stars Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas and Hawkshaw Hawkins and their pilot, musician and artist manager Randy Hughes, died when their plane crashed in Camden, Tennessee. Compounding the loss, Jack Anglin, of Johnnie & Jack, perished March 7 in a car wreck, on the day of the memorial service for his friends.

WSM-AM’s Eddie Stubbs will speak with Cline’s widower, Charlie Dick; Copas’s daughter and Hughes’ widow, Kathy Hughes; Hawkins’s widow, Jean Shepard; and Bobby Wright, son of Anglin’s longtime partner, Johnnie Wright, about their experiences and memories of the tragic events.

Museum programs are made possible, in part, by grants from the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission and by an agreement between the Tennessee Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts. Patsy Cline: Crazy for Loving You is supported by Great American Country Television Network, with additional programming support provided by Jackson National Life Insurance Company.

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