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Why You Should Visit the Newly Expanded Country Music Hall of Fame

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The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum celebrated a major milestone this week as it unveiled its 210,000-square-foot expansion, more than doubling the size of its iconic home in downtown Nashville.

The grand opening ceremony, made possible with support from Ford Motor Company and the Middle Tennessee Ford Dealers, took place in the museum’s Event Hall overlooking the Nashville skyline. Roof-raising performances by Country Music Hall of Fame member Vince Gill, the McCrary Sisters, Ricky Skaggs, the Valentines and Lee Ann Womack, accompanied by the Grand Opening All-Star Band, under the direction of Buddy Miller, served as soul-stirring reminders of the diverse musical family the museum exists to exalt, while Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, Museum Director Kyle Young and museum board Chairman Steve Turner each delivered inspiring commemorative remarks. The event drew hundreds of today’s music industry, government and community leaders, as well as original, longtime museum visionaries such as Country Music Hall of Fame member and board Chairman Emeritus Bud Wendell and enthusiastic members of the general public.

The celebration marked the final phase of the museum’s expansion—10,000 square feet of new gallery space—joining recently opened additions including the 800-seat CMA Theater, the Taylor Swift Education Center, a new home for the legendary and thriving letterpress operation Hatch Show Print and the Event Hall. The expansion also includes much-needed archival and library storage, allowing for even more robust cultivation of the museum’s treasured collection.

One of the Country Music Hall of Fame’s new exhibits lets you sing a song in a mini recording studio. Take a look at Big D & Bubba’s Executive Producer Patrick singing along to Taylor Swift’s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.”   Seriously, watch it…it will make your day!

Ricky Skaggs, Larry Gatlin & Mike Huckabee Discuss Israel


Last Saturday, country legends Ricky Skaggs, Larry Gatlin and former Arkansas Governor Mke Huckabee, appeared on the Fox News Channel’s America’s News HQ to discuss their recent trip to Israel. Click HERE to view.

Last month, Skaggs and Gatlin ventured to the Holy Land, traveling alongside Governor Huckabee for a weeklong tour of the region. Governor Huckabee travels to Israel each year to guide a tour of the region and provide historical commentary. The two country legends accompanied him as personal friends and to perform in many historic locations along the way.

Country Music Hall Of Fame Plans Ceremony For Expansion Opening

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Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, Lee Ann Womack and Buddy Miller will help the Country Music Hall of Fame celebrate the opening of its expansion. They will perform at a grand reopening ceremony on April 15 that’s open to the public. The museum will open 10,000 square feet of new exhibit space that will include a hands-on interactive display about current country music and a window on museum staff working on actual archival projects.

“This expansion is a major milestone for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum,” says Kyle Young, Museum Director. “It also embodies the exciting momentum shaping Nashville today, especially downtown. All of us at the museum are so proud to help lead the current growth that is defining one of the country’s most culturally significant regions.”

The debuting exhibits comprise the joint ACM Gallery and Fred and Dinah Gretsch Family Gallery, featuring an interactive, hands-on immersion into the country music of today, and the Design Gallery: A Window into the Collection, which allows a behind-the-scenes view of museum staff hard at work on actual archival projects.

Ricky Skaggs, Larry Gatlin and Mike Huckabee Talk Israel – DVR Alert

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TONIGHT on the Fox News Channel’s America’s News HQ, country music legends Ricky Skaggs and Larry Gatlin, as well as Governor Mike Huckabee, will appear to discuss their recent trip to Israel.

Last month, Skaggs and Gatlin ventured to the Holy Land, traveling alongside Governor Huckabee for a weeklong tour of the region.  Governor Huckabee travels to Israel each year to guide a tour of the region and provide historical commentary.  The two country legends accompanied him as personal friends and to perform in many historic locations along the way.

Skaggs, Gatlin and Huckabee will appear on the national news show TONIGHT, Saturday, March 29 at 12:50 PM ET.

Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby Are Bringing the Christmas Cheer

Yesterday late night talk show host Conan O’Brien unveiled another performance from his holiday web series, “Conan Holiday Music for the Holidays.” Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby performed the classic holiday standard, “Christmas Time’s A Comin,’” originally made famous by the late Bill Monroe.

Skaggs and Hornsby recently teamed for a live album compilation titled Cluck Ol’ Hen.  The album’s live material was originally recorded when the two first paired for a studio album and tour.

For 2014 tour dates and more information on Cluck Ol’ Hen, visit www.skaggsfamilyrecords.com.

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