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CMA and Country Music Hall of Fame to Host FREE Concert


The Country Music Association (CMA) and the Country Music Hall of Fame ® and Museum will partner to host Forever Country Live presented by Southwest Airlines®, a FREE concert to celebrate the 50th anniversary of both the museum’s opening and the CMA Awards. The community event will be held Sunday, Sept. 25, at Walk of Fame Park in downtown Nashville, with performances by Warner Bros. recording artist Charlie Worsham and Grammy-nominated ensemble The Time Jumpers, featuring Country Music Hall of Fame member Vince Gill, Kenny Sears, “Ranger Doug” Green, and Paul Franklin.

The event is the official launch of Country Music Month, celebrated in October. Festivities culminate Wednesday, Nov. 2, with the live, national broadcast of “The 50th Annual CMA Awards” on the ABC Television Network. The concert also kicks off the museum’s initiatives to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2017.

“This free community concert underscores the rich traditions upheld by both organizations,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “We hope guests will leave this event inspired by our shared legacy and excited about the future of Country Music.”

“The museum opened its doors in April 1967, almost 50 years ago,” said museum CEO Kyle Young. “That same year the very first CMA Award for Entertainer of the Year was presented to Country Music Hall of Fame member Eddy Arnold. With a shared mission of preserving Country Music’s history and advancing its cultural importance, it is only fitting that we partner with CMA to celebrate our half-century milestones with an evening of timeless music.”

“Celebrating 30 years of service as Nashville’s hometown airline, we’re excited to partner with CMA and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to honor Music City and 50 years of Country Music,” said Kimberly Greiner, Southwest Airlines Manager of Community Engagement.

The family-friendly event begins at 3:00 PM/CDT. Kids of all ages can enjoy making buttons, playing an instrument in the musical petting zoo, pulling their own Hatch Show Print postcard, and creating a community mural. Some of Nashville’s favorite food trucks will be on hand, and attendees can enjoy cuisine from 2|22, Red Onion, and Bajo Sexto Taco, located at the museum. The museum will also offer $5 off admission on Sept. 25, and remain open until 7:00 PM/CDT. A special pop-up exhibit chronicling 50 years of the CMA Awards will be hosted in the museum’s Mike Curb Conservatory.

The concert begins at 4:00 PM/CDT with Worsham opening the show. The Time Jumpers will take the stage at 5:00 PM/CDT. Past CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Patty Loveless will join The Time Jumpers for a special appearance.

For more information visit Follow @countrymusichof and @CountryMusic on Twitter and join the conversation using #ForeverCountry and #ForeverCountryLive.

Vince Gill & Patty Loveless Among Performers for 2015 Austin City Limits Hall of Fame Ceremony


Austin City Limits (ACL) announces guest performers for the 2015 ACL Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Thursday, June 18th: country legend Vince Gill, acclaimed singer-songwriter Jason Isbell, multi-platinum country artist Patty Loveless, British singer-songwriter Laura Marling, Los Lobos frontman David Hidalgo, Grammy-winning conjunto band Los Texmaniacs and Texas singer-songwriter JT Van Zandt. Hosted by multiple GRAMMY Award-winning country star Dwight Yoakam, who will also perform, the celebration honors the second class of inductees with one-of-a-kind music performances and tributes, as five trailblazing artists are inducted: Asleep at the Wheel, Loretta Lynn, Guy Clark, Flaco Jiménez and Townes Van Zandt. The event is open to the public this year and will take place at ACL’s studio home, Austin’s ACL Live at the Moody Theater. A limited number of tickets are available at Musical highlights and inductions from the ceremony will be broadcast in a special episode as part of ACL’s Season 41 which premieres in the fall on PBS.

More information about performances and additional guest stars will be announced prior to the event. Inductees Asleep at the Wheel and Flaco Jiménez will also perform at the ceremony and country icon Loretta Lynn will accept her honor in a special video for the occasion. Renowned steel guitarist and producer Lloyd Maines, inducted last year into the ACL Hall of Fame, returns as Music Director, leading an Austin all-star house band.

The newest class of inductees also recognizes—in the non-performer category—the original ACL crew, who will be honored at the event, and who played an important role in the launch and continuing success of the influential series and some of whom are still part of the crew today.

The Austin City Limits Hall of Fame celebrates the legacy of legendary artists and key individuals who have been instrumental in the pioneering music series remarkable 40+ years as an American music institution. The inaugural induction ceremony took place April 26, 2014 and honored Willie Nelson, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, Bill Arhos, Darrell Royal and Lloyd Maines. The Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is an annual event, honoring a new class of inductees each year.

ACL continues its mission of producing great television with the debut of its 41st Season in October 2015. The first round of tapings for the upcoming season have featured a stellar line-up of performers including Sturgill Simpson, Sleater-Kinney, Asleep at the Wheel, Cassandra Wilson and The War on Drugs. Viewers can stay tuned to for episode schedules and news regarding live streams of upcoming tapings. The program airs weekly on PBS stations nationwide (check local listings for times) and full episodes are made available online for a limited time at immediately following the initial broadcast.

Patty Loveless Celebrates 25th Anniversary as Grand Ole Opry Member

Patty Loveless 25th anniversary with Loretta and Connie by Chris Hollo-0484 6-15-13

Patty Loveless 25th anniversary wtih Vince Gill by Chris Hollo-0638 6-15-13

The Grand Ole Opry presented by Humana honored Patty Loveless on her 25th anniversary as an Opry member this past weekend with memorable performances by Loveless, fellow Opry members Vince Gill and Loretta Lynn, and more. Loveless was inducted as an Opry member on June 11, 1988.

Following an hour of Loveless solo hits, vocal collaborations, and performances by good friends of the guest of honor in front of a sold-out Opry House Saturday night, Opry Vice President and General Manager Pete Fisher honored the 25-year member with a commemorative print and words about her career.

“This has been an absolutely magical night at the Grand Ole Opry. I think we have heard everything that makes country music great,” Fisher said. “If I was to describe what makes country music great, I would use the name Patty Loveless,” he continued, describing Loveless as doing everything with “grace, humility, and excellence.”

Loveless responded, saying,

“It’s hard to believe it’s been 25 years. I know my family is listening in tonight, and I’m sure they are very, very proud of this moment for me. My dreams were their dreams as well.”

The night concluded with Loveless and Gill collaborating on their beloved 1995 release “Go Rest High On That Mountain.” The two were joined by a number of other artists who had appeared on stage earlier in the evening.

Since debuting her self-titled album in 1986, Loveless has enjoyed a string of Top 10 and No. 1 hit singles as well as ACM Awards as Top Female Vocalist in 1996 and 1997, CMA Vocalist of the Year honors in 1996, and the CMA Album of the Year trophy in 1995 for When Fallen Angels Fly. In 2001, Loveless released Mountain Soul, paying homage to her Kentucky upbringing, and in 2003 released On Your Way Home, another fine effort that merged the acoustic country of Mountain Soul with the honky-tonk sounds of her earlier years. Loveless has appeared on recent projects from Bob Seger, George Strait, and Vince Gill, as well as her own recently released Mountain Soul II.

The Grand Ole Opry is presented by Humana. Opry performances are held every weekend of the year. The Tuesday Night Opry continues through Dec. 11, and Wednesday night shows run June 19 to Aug. 7. To plan an Opry visit, call (800) SEE-OPRY or log on to

Vince Gill & Patty Loveless “Go Rest High on That Mountain” for George Jones

In what is possibly the most touching moment of George Jones‘ funeral yesterday, Vince Gill broke down while performing “Go Rest High on That Mountain.” Patty Loveless joined Vince in paying tribute to their dear friend as friends, family, fans, and the country music community gathered at The Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville.

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