The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will celebrate the holiday season with an assortment of programs and events for the entire family. They will also have limited edition holiday posters from the Hatch Show Print and special offers from the Museum Store, just in time for holiday shopping.
Jimmy Wayne will help kick off festivities on Friday, November 25 at 4 p.m. Central with the lighting of the Museum’s Christmas tree. He will also perform and sign copies of his new book, Paper Angels. The next day, November 26, Ricky Skaggs and The Whites will be in the Museum Store at 2 p.m. to sign copies of A Skaggs Family Christmas Volume 2.
For those who like to start their morning off with country music, the Museum will host a special breakfast with Bill Cody on Friday, December 2 as he broadcasts live from the Museum’s Curb Conservatory. Admission is $6.50 and includes breakfast, performances by Ronnie Milsap, Julie Roberts, Victoria Shaw and more and the chance to win a museum prize pack.
Saturday, December 3 is a busy day at the Museum. The day starts off with a cookie decorating class at 10:30 followed by a songwriter session with Deborah Allen at 11:30 p.m. She will sign copies of her new children’s book, The Loneliest Christmas Tree, following her performance. From 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. the Museum will hold the family program Make Letterpress Art with Hatch Show Print, where attendees will learn about letterpress printing straight from the staff of Hatch Print Show. The day will wrap with Phil Vassar signing copies of his Noel and Live on Broadway album at 3:00 p.m.
The cookie decorating and Hatch Show Print programs will take place again on Saturday, December 10. Karlen Evins will be on hand at 2:00 p.m. to sign copies of her book, Put a Lid on It: Casseroles, Comfort Foods and Things We Take to Funerals. Suzy Bogguss will perform at 2:30 p.m. and will sign copies of her new CD and book, American Folk Songbook, afterward. Riders in the Sky will end the weekend with a special concert on Sunday, December 11 at 2:00 p.m.
Every Sunday from November 27 until December 18, the Museum will screen the 1977 episode of the Johnny Cash Christmas Special which includes appearances by June Carter Cash, Roy Clark, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins and the Statler Brothers. The Museum Store will also be open and has a variety of gifts, including books, CDs, DVDs, clothing, ornaments and more, including a second of 12 gifrs of $25. Visitors can also pick up the limited edition Hatch Show Print holiday posters, “Pickin’ in a Winter Wonderland” and “Peace on Earth.”