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Alison Krauss and Union Station Join Keith Urban's 3rd 'We're All For The Hall' Benefit April 10

Alison Krauss & Union StationNashville, TN -- 2012 - 2005 CMA Entertainer of the Year and four-time Grammy Award winner Keith Urban, this year joined by an all-star lineup of some of country music's most loved groups including bluegrass super group Alison Krauss and Union Station, as they return to Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday, April 10 for a concert to benefit the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. The We're All For The Hall benefit includes reserved seating tickets, which are priced at a family friendly $25 and $35 (does not include Ticketmaster surcharge), will go on sale January 27 at 10:00 a.m. A limited number of VIP ticket packages will also go on sale on January 27 at Ticketmaster.com .

Scott Borchetta to be Interviewed at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Scott BorchettaNashville, TN -- Dynamic and visionary record executive Scott Borchetta will visit the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum on Saturday, January 21, for a rare interview. The Big Machine president and CEO will sit down with museum writer and editor Michael McCall to discuss his career, including his role in developing artists such as the Band Perry and superstar Taylor Swift, and his work with veteran stars including Garth Brooks, Martina McBride and Reba; and his thoughts on where the industry is headed. The program, which will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the museum's Ford Theater, is included with museum admission and is free to museum members.left

CMA Pledges $10 Million to Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's Capital Campaign

Country Music Hall of Fame and MuseumNashville, TN -- The Country Music Association has pledged $10 million to Working on a Building: Country Music Lives Here, the capital campaign that will finance the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum's expansion from 140,000 square feet to more than 350,000 square feet. The donation is the largest philanthropic gift in the not-for-profit educational organization's history.

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Announce Education Department Promotions

Country Music Hall of Fame and MuseumNashville, TN --The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is pleased to announce two promotions in its education department, effective immediately: Public Programs Coordinator Ali Tonn has been promoted to director of education and public programming; and, School Programs Coordinator Nathalie Lavine has been promoted to school programs manager. Tonn joined the museum staff in August 2005 and Lavine began working at the museum in October 2010.

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Celebrate Holiday Season with Events for Whole Family

Country Music Hall of Fame and MuseumNashville, TN -- It's time to Deck the Hall: The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is gearing up for the holiday season with a sleigh full of programs and events for the whole family, limited-edition holiday posters from Hatch Show Print and money-saving offers from the Museum Store.

Silver Threads and Golden Needles: Nudie's Rodeo Taylors Spotlight Exhibit Now Open

Nudie Tailor BookNashville, TN -- The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum unveiled a special spotlight exhibit dedicated to legendary clothier-to-the-stars Nudie Cohn, on October 28. Incorporating costumes and relics from Cohn's shop, the exhibit, Silver Threads and Golden Needles: Nudie's Rodeo Tailors, located within the Museum's permanent exhibit, will run through November 2012.

Randy Kohrs to Conduct Instrument Demo at Country Music Hall of Fame

Randy KohrsNashville, TN -- On Sunday, October 30, at 1:00pm, Randy Kohrs will be appearing at the Country Music Hall of Fame to demonstrate his much-lauded skills on the resonator guitar, more commonly known as the dobro. As one of Nashville's most sought-after session musicians, his handiwork can be heard on over 600 recordings, ranging from legends such as Dolly Parton, Tom T. Hall, and Hank Thompson, to newer chart-topping acts, including Dierks Bentley, Little Big Town, and The Wreckers. As a side man, he has toured with several of these artists and contributed harmony vocals, as well.

Alison Krauss and Union Station join Keith Urban's All-Star Lineup for 'All for the Hall'

Alison Krauss & Union StationNashville, TN -- CMA Entertainer of the Year honoree and five-time Grammy Award winner Keith Urban and an all-star lineup of friends including bluegrass and acoustic artist Alison Krauss and Union Station will return to Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 for a concert to benefit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Reserved seating tickets, which are priced at a family friendly $25 and $35 (does not include Ticketmaster surcharge), will go on sale November 4 at 10:00 a.m. A limited number of VIP ticket packages will also go on sale on November 4 at Ticketmaster.com.

CMHoF to Open 'The Bakersfield Sound: Buck Owens, Merle Haggard and California Country'

Merle Haggard and Buck OwensNashville, TN -- The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's major new exhibition, The Bakersfield Sound: Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, and California Country, opens on Saturday, March 24, 2012, for a near two-year run. Narrated by Dwight Yoakam, the exhibit will explore the roots, heyday and impact of the Bakersfield Sound, the loud, stripped-down and radio-ready music most closely identified with the careers of Country Music Hall of Fame members Buck Owens and Merle Haggard.

Gibson to Offer Special Guitars to Raise Proceeds for CMHoF Museum Expansion

J-200 Ray Whitley GuitarLos Angeles, CA -- The Gibson Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Gibson Guitar Corp., will offer a limited edition run of the iconic J-200 Ray Whitley Specials, and donate all proceeds to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's $75 million Working on a Building capital campaign to finance the museum's expansion. Gibson representatives made the announcement Tuesday, September 13rd during All for the Hall Los Angeles, the museum's annual fund-raising event held at L.A. Live's Club Nokia.

Legendary Songwriter Jerry Foster Newest Poet and Prophet

Country Music Hall of Fame and MuseumNashville, TN -- Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Jerry Foster will take a seat at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on Saturday, September 10, as the latest subject of the quarterly series Poets and Prophets: Legendary Country Songwriters. The 1:30 p.m. in-depth interview and performance, held in the Museum's Ford Theater, is included with Museum admission and free to Museum members. The program will be streamed live at www.CountryMusicHallOfFame.org.

Balcony Seat Tickets for 'All For The Hall' on Sale August 20

CMHoF All For The HallLos Angeles, CA -- Individual balcony seats for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's All for the Hall Los Angeles fundraiser, taking place Tuesday, September 13, at L.A. LIVE's Club Nokia, will go on sale to the public on Saturday, August 20, Museum officials announced yesterday.

All For The Hall Fundraiser Returns to Los Angeles Sept 13

CMHoF All For The HallNashville, TN -- The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's All for the Hall fundraiser will return to Los Angeles for a third consecutive year. The event, which will take place on Tuesday, September 13, at Club Nokia, will again follow a "guitar pull" format featuring performances by Country Music Hall of Fame members Vince Gill and Emmylou Harris, and Sheryl Crow and Zac Brown.

Opry Country Classics Cruise Sailing Jan. 28, 2012 for Caribbean

Opry Country Classic CruiseFamed country music broadcaster Ralph Emery is set to welcome fellow Country Music Hall of Famer Jean Shepard plus Jan Howard, Jeannie Seely, T.G. Sheppard, and Mandy Barnett aboard the Opry Country Classics Cruise and Royal Caribbean International's Voyager of the Seas, sailing Jan. 28 - Feb. 4, 2012.

CMHoF Launches Campaign to Raise $75 Million for Expansion

Country Music Hall of Fame and MuseumNashville, TN -- The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum (CMHoF) has launched a $75 million capital campaign that will finance the museum's 200,000-square-foot expansion. With the new addition, the museum will double in size, from 140,000 square feet, to more than 350,000 square feet, tripling the existing exhibit space and adding additional archival storage, an 800-seat theater and a new educational center. Steve Turner, chairman of the museum's Board of Officers and Trustees, announced the kickoff of the public phase of the campaign this morning at a ceremony in the museum's Ford Theater.

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