Academy of Country Music Producer of the Year Dave Cobb will be featured in the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s special series Music Masters on Saturday, January 28, at 2:00 p. m. in the museum’s Ford Theater. Museum Senior Director, Producer, and Writer Peter Cooper will conduct an in-depth interview illustrated with photos, film footage.
Georgia-reared Cobb has invigorated contemporary country and Americana music with his production of acclaimed albums including Chris Stapleton’s Traveller, Jason Isbell’s Southeastern and Something More Than Free, Sturgill Simpson’s Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, and the multi-artist concept collection Southern Family. The winner of Grammy and CMA awards, Cobb also has worked with notable artists including Mary Chapin Carpenter, Jamey Johnson, Lori McKenna and Brent Cobb.
Artifacts including guitars, a notebook and a keyboard belonging to Cobb are on display in the museum. Cobb used the items when he produced successful recordings by Isbell, Stapleton, and Simpson.
The Cobb interview is included with museum admission and free to museum members. Seating is limited, and passes are required for admittance. Museum members can reserve program passes in advance by phone (615-416-2050) or via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). The program will be streamed live at countrymusichalloffame.org/streaming. Following the program, Cobb will sign a commemorative Hatch Show Print poster, available for purchase in the Museum Store.
Music Masters is an interview series featuring revealing conversations with music industry figures such as producers, publicists, engineers, A&R staff, and business executives. Normally at work behind the scenes, these leaders have unique perspectives on the development of artists and the creation of hit songs. Through stories from these key players, the Music Masters series explores the interaction of business and culture. Previous subjects include Jimmy Bowen, Mark Bright, Garth Fundis, Frank Liddell, Bob Neuwirth, Jim Rooney, Keith Stegall and Jeff Stevens.
Additional information about the Music Masters program can be found at http://countrymusichalloffame.org/music-masters.
Music Masters is made possible by grants from the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission and by an agreement between the Tennessee Arts Commission and National Endowment for the Arts.