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

Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum to Open Bakersfield Sound Exhibit

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s latest exhibit will tell the stories of the stars, sidemen and songwriters who created a whole new sound in country music in mid-20th century America. The Bakersfield Sound: Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, and California Country, will open March 23 and run through December 31, 2013. Narrated by [...] Read More