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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!

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.

Keith Urban’s We’re All for the Hall Benefit Concert to Be Held on May 6th

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Keith Urban will continue his We’re All for the Hall tradition on Tuesday, May 6th. This year’s All 4 The Hall theme, Songtellers (A LARGE Intimate Evening) will feature performances from Urban, Gill, Brantley Gilbert, Brett Eldredge, Carrie Underwood, David Nail, Deana Carter, Kacey Musgraves, Kip Moore, Lee Ann Womack with Buddy Miller, Darius Rucker, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Reba McEntire and Ronnie Milsap. The concert’s theme will have each artist perform songs that they’ve recorded and/or written, or a classic…and they’ll tell a story about the song. Why they wrote it. Why they recorded it and what it means to them.

Reserved seating tickets, which are priced at $35 and $50 (does not include Ticketmaster surcharge), will go on sale April 4 at 10:00 a.m. CST and are available at ticketmaster.com, the Bridgestone Arena box office or by calling 800-745-3000. A limited number of VIP ticket packages will also go on sale on April 4th at Ticketmaster.com. (Complete ticket purchase information is below.)

“I think this is going to be an extremely unique and revealing night for everyone,” said Urban. “Not only are we going to see extraordinary ‘one of a kind’ performances, but we’re going to hear some stories that just may have us hearing these well known songs in a whole new way.”

Funds raised through the All 4 The All concerts have collectively raised more than $2 million in support of the Country Music Hall of Fame Museum’s preservation efforts, exhibitions and educational programs that teach audiences about the enduring beauty and cultural importance of country music. In addition, Urban has teamed up again with Rally.org to help fans raise funds for the Country Music Hall of Fame and to compete for prizes including VIP tickets. For more information go to all4thehall.keithurban.net.

“The first four All 4 the Hall concerts have netted more than $2 million,” said Museum Director Kyle Young. “They continue to be our most successful fundraisers, with the proceeds helping to fund the care of our unrivaled collection, exhibitions, educational programs and more. The museum appreciates the generosity and unwavering support that Keith Urban and Vince Gill continue to display for our institution and for this genre of music. Fans eagerly anticipate this show, expecting, and getting, a unique, entertaining, and world-class line-up that only Keith and Vince can inspire. This year’s concert will not disappoint.”

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Vince Gill is Gonna Be a Grandpa!

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Vince Gill is gonna be a grandpa! His daughter, Jenny Gill made the announcement on Facebook this weekend!

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Thanks for all your posts!! Josh and I are so excited to be parents! I am 18 weeks along which makes me due in mid August. Will keep you posted

Jenny is currently working on her own album. She and her husband Josh have been married since 2010.

Keith Urban to Announce 5th Annual We’re All for the Hall on Monday!

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Keith Urban will make a BIG announcement on Nashville radio Monday morning about his annual We’re All for the Hall benefit concert for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. This will be the fifth year Keith Urban and Vince Gill have hosted the event.

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