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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to Celebrate the Legacy of Dottie West this Spring


The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will present three special programs this spring in support of the spotlight exhibition Dottie West: Country Sunshine, which runs through May 2, 2013.

On Saturday, March 30, Country Sunshine: Remembering Dottie West will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the museum’s Ford Theater. The panel discussion will feature former West protégé Steve Wariner, Grand Ole Opry star Jeannie Seely, songwriter Red Lane and West’s daughter Shelly West—an artist in her own right—sharing memories of the talented artist. Prior to the panel, Lane, who wrote West’s hits “Country Girl” and “Come See Me and Come Lonely,” will also present a Songwriter Session at 11:30 a.m. in the Ford Theater.

On Sunday, March 31, at 2:00 p.m., the museum will offer a free screening of Dottie West: Special Delivery (1980), a Showtime concert special filmed at the Riverfront Coliseum in Cincinnati, Ohio, with guest appearances by Dave & Sugar and Kenny Rogers.

On Saturday, April 27, Studio and Screen: Behind the Scenes with the Nashville Edition, will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the museum’s Ford Theater. The panel discussion will feature members of one of Nashville’s busiest and best-known vocal groups, the Nashville Edition. Joe Babcock, Dolores Dinning Edgin, Wendy Suits Johnson, Ricki Page and Hurshel Wiginton will share stories from some of the estimated 12,000 recording sessions they worked between the mid-1960s and the late 1990s, including providing background vocals on Dottie West’s “Country Sunshine.” The program will be streamed live at

Admission to the film screening is free. The panel discussions and Songwriter Session with Red Lane are included with museum admission and free to museum members. Visit for complete admission details.

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