50 Years After the Crash – Remembering Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas & Hawkshaw Hawkins

By Eileen Sisk © 2013 CMA Close Up® News Service / Country Music Association®, Inc. The Grand Ole Opry suffered the biggest loss of talent in its 87-year history when a small plane carrying Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas and Hawkshaw Hawkins, along with Cline’s manager Randy Hughes, crashed on the evening of March 5, 1963, [...] Read More

Ken Burns Working on Country Music Documentary

Filmmaker Ken Burns is hard at work on a documentary on country music according to his partner, Dayton R. Duncan, reports the Tennessean. According to Duncan, Little Jimmy Dickens and legendary musician/producer Harold Bradley have both been interviewed for the project. “We’ve done films about uniquely American ideas and things that help tell us who [...] Read More

Country Music Hall of Fame to Open “Patsy Cline: Crazy for Loving You” Exhibit

The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will pay tribute to one of country music’s most iconic artists, the inimitable Patsy Cline, with Patsy Cline: Crazy for Loving You, a biographical exhibit opening Friday, August 24, 2012, for a 10-month run in the museum’s East Gallery. The exhibition will run through June 10, 2013. [...] Read More

Country Music Hall of Fame Plans August Events Around Chet Atkins, Connie Smith

The Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum has a busy August on tap. Having just announced their plans to expand, the Museum will host live music, launch a new exhibit and allow fans to meet and greet artists. Country Music Hall of Fame member Harold Bradley, David Briggs and Norbert Putnam will host Legends [...] Read More

Stars Salute New Hall of Fame Members Reba, Jean Shepard & Bobby Braddock

Members of the Country Music Hall of Fame and some of country’s biggest stars reunited at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum on Sunday, May 22, 2011 to salute Country Music Hall of Fame inductees Bobby Braddock, Reba McEntire and Jean Shepard. Click HERE to see our star-studded photo gallery from the night! At the [...] Read More