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

Country Music Hall of Fame to Honor 50th Anniversary of Patsy Cline’s Passing

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will honor the lives of Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas, Hawkshaw Hawkins, Randy Hughes and Jack Anglin with a special panel discussion, Forever with Us: The 50th Anniversary of a Country Music Tragedy on Saturday, March 2. Hosted by Eddie Stubbs, the panel will feature Charlie Dick, Kathy [...] 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

Garth Brooks, Connie Smith & Pig Robbins Inducted into Country Music Hall of Fame

Garth Brooks had previously said he’d be emotional during his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame, but tears started flowing before he even entered the building for Sunday’s Induction Ceremony. Some of Garth’s personal heroes – George Strait, Bob Seger and James Taylor– were on hand for the ceremony. “I moved to this [...] Read More

Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum Unveils Minnie Pearl Exhibit

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will unveil their latest spotlight exhibit, ‘Minnie Pearl: Centennial Celebration,’ on August 10. The exhibit will celebrate the 100th birthday of Minnie Pearl, the beloved character created by Sarah Ophelia Colley Cannon, and run through August 2013. Minnie Pearl is known as the hilarious small-town spinster who [...] Read More