Special Events In Nashville / TN

The Americana Music Association & The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Present Special Events
 
Open to Badge Holders, Museum Members and Public

The
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and The Americana Music
Association continue their partnership this year, once again presenting
stellar events in the Ford Theater. All programs are included with
Museum admission and free to Museum members and to AMA conference
registrants with badge. The complete schedule for the conference and
festival can be seen here.

Thursday, September 13, 12:00
Booker T. Jones and Robert Gordon Interview
This program will be streamed live at www.countrymusichalloffame.org
Throughout
the 1960s, Booker T. Jones led the house band at Stax Records-Booker T.
and the MG’s- backing artists such as Albert King, Wilson Pickett, and
Carla Thomas. In the 1970s he produced Willie Nelson’s album Stardust
and played with Bob Dylan. More recently, his collaborations have
included the Drive-By Truckers, Elton John, and Neil Young. In a
conversation with author Robert Gordon, Jones will discuss his past,
present, and future


                                        Friday, September 14, 12:00pm
Book Talk and Signing: Don McLeese author of Dwight Yoakam: A Thousand Miles From Nowhere
In Dwight Yoakam,
award-winning music journalist Don McLeese offers the first biography
of this acclaimed artist and torchbearer of the Bakersfield Sound.
McLeese traces the disparate influences in Yoakam’s music and shows how
Yoakam has combined rock & roll, rockabilly, country, blues, and
gospel into a seamless whole. The book draws on extensive interviews
with Yoakam, his management, producer-guitarist Pete Anderson, and
others. Followed by a signing in the Museum Store. This event is
presented in support of the exhibit The Bakersfield Sound: Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, and California Country

                                        Saturday, September 15, 11:30am
Songwriter Session: Tift Merritt
Tift
Merritt is a North Carolina native who has been nominated for four
Americana Music Awards, as well as for a Grammy for Best Country Album.
Over the course of her career, she has built a distinctive sound and won
critical acclaim for her commitment to expressing her own poetic voice.
Her fifth studio album, Traveling Alone, is due in October. 
 

Saturday, September 15, 1:30pm
Songwriter Session: Richard Thompson
This program will be streamed live at www.countrymusichalloffame.org
Richard
Thompson wrote songs recorded by David Byrne, Elvis Costello, Emmylou
Harris, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Patty Loveless, Del McCoury,
Robert Plant, Bonnie Raitt, and many others. He was a founding member of
the British folk-rock band Fairport Convention, and has recorded more
than forty critically acclaimed albums. He was named one of Rolling
Stone’s Top 20 Guitarists of All Time, and his 2010 live CD was
nominated for a Grammy.
 
Music
industry professionals and those interested in the business of great
music can still purchase Festival and Conference Registrations at The
Sheraton Downtown Nashville starting Wednesday September 12 at noon.
Registrants
receive entrance to all sanctioned daytime conference music, panels and
parties, plus priority access to all evening showcase performances.

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