Academy of Country Music Pledges $2.5 Million to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

The Academy of Country Music has pledged $2.5 million to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Working on a Building: Country Music Lives Here campaign. The capital campaign will help finance the Museum’s expansion from 140,000 square feet to more than 350,000 square feet. The new space will include the ACM Contemporary Gallery [...] Read More

Banjo Legend Earl Scruggs Dies at 88

GAC extends condolences to the family, friends and fans of Country Music Hall of Famer Earl Scruggs. The Tennessean reports Mr. Scruggs died Wednesday morning at a Nashville hospital. He was 88. Scruggs popularized a three-fingered style of playing banjo that transformed the instrument, inspiring countless musicians and giving bluegrass one of its signature sounds. [...] Read More

Kentucky HeadHunters, Exile Among Kentucky Music Hall of Fame Inductees

The Kentucky HeadHunters, Steven Curtis Chapman, Exile, Skeeter Davis, The Hilltoppers, Old Joe Clark and Emory & Linda Martin will be inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Museum as the 2013 class of professionals honored for their contribution to music in Kentucky and around the world. The announcement was made during a [...] Read More

New Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum Exhibit Focuses on Heart Disease in Women

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s latest spotlight exhibit will be in support of the American Heart Association and Go Red For Women. The Exhibit, Something in Red, will feature red ensembles from several country stars including Sara Evans, Naomi Judd, and Lorrie Morgan. The exhibit opens on February 3, National Wear Red [...] Read More

Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum Opens Nudie Cohn Exhibit

L to R: Tex Williams, Gene Autry, Nudie Cohn, Roy Rogers, and Rex Allen in Nudie’s Hollywood store. Photo courtesy of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum opened a new spotlight exhibit dedicated to legendary fashion designer Nudie Cohn on October 28. The “Silver Threads [...] Read More