Red Simpson Honored as Poet and Prophet

Red Simpson, songwriter and Bakersfield Sound architect, will take center stage of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s quarterly series, Poets and Prophets: Legendary Country Songwriters, which pays tribute to songwriters who have made significant contributions to country music history. Hosted by museum editor Michael Gray, the program will take place February 23 [...] Read More

Women of the Bakersfield Sound Take Center Stage at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

The women of Bakersfield will be front and center at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on December 15. The Museum will shine a spotlight on its The Bakersfield Sound: Buck Owens, Merle Haggard and California Country with a panel discussion and concert highlighting contributions from women to the musical era. The panel [...] Read More

GAC Album Review: Jerrod Niemann’s Free The Music

It’s a wild musical exploration when Jerrod Niemann gets behind the controls. Blurring genres and leaping boundaries, Jerrod is set to release his sophomore album, Free The Music, on October 2. As the follow-up to his 2010 breakthrough, Judge Jerrod & the Hung Jury, the new 12-song collection takes its title seriously with an envelope-pushing [...] Read More

Country Music Hall of Fame to Open Bakersfield Sound Exhibit

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will open their new exhibition, The Bakersfield Sound: Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, and California Country, on March 24, 2012 for a nearly two-year run. Narrated by Dwight Yoakam, the exhibit explores the roots, heyday and impact of the Bakersfield sound, the loud, stripped-down and radio-ready music Buck [...] Read More