CMA Announces Garth Brooks, Hargus “Pig” Robbins, And Connie Smith As Newest Members Of Country Music HALL Of Fame

The Country Music Association announced today that Garth Brooks, Hargus “Pig” Robbins, and Connie Smith will become the newest members of the coveted Country Music Hall of Fame.

Brooks will be inducted in the “Modern Era Artist” category, while Smith will be inducted in the “Veterans Era Artist” category. Robbins will be inducted in the “Recording and/or Touring Musician Active Prior to 1980″ category, which is awarded every third year in a rotation with the “Non-Performer” and “Songwriter” categories. Brooks, Robbins, and Smith will increase membership in the coveted Country Music Hall of Fame from 115 to 118 inductees.

“There are great artists and talents, and then there are Connie, ‘Pig,’ and Garth,” said Steve Moore, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “Connie has been one of the most celebrated female voices in music for more than 45 years, setting a golden Continue reading

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Keith Urban’s Third Annual WE’RE ALL FOR THE HALL Benefit Concert For The Country Music Hall Of Fame® Aand Museum Returns To The Bridgestone Arena On April 10

KEITH URBAN and VINCE GILL Return as the Show’s Musical Directors

Performers Include ALABAMA, ALISON KRAUSS & UNION STATION, THE BAND PERRY, BLUE SKY RIDERS, DIAMOND RIO, EXILE, LADY ANTEBELLUM, LITTLE BIG TOWN, THE OAK RIDGE BOYS, PISTOL ANNIES, RASCAL FLATTS and THOMPSON SQUARE

Tickets on Sale January 27 at 10:00 a.m.

2005 CMA Entertainer of the Year and four-time Grammy Award winner Keith Urban, this year joined by an all-star lineup of some of country music’s most loved groups, will return to Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday, April 10, for a concert to benefit the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. Reserved seating tickets, which are priced at a family friendly $25 and $35 (does not include Ticketmaster surcharge), will go on sale January 27 at 10:00 a.m. A limited number of VIP ticket packages will also go on sale on January 27 at Ticketmaster.com. (Complete ticket purchase information is below.) Continue reading

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The COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME® AND MUSEUM Partners With The American Heart Association For Something In Red Spotlight Exhibit

The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is opening a spotlight exhibit, Something in Red, in support of the American Heart Association and Go Red For Women®. The exhibition, which will feature red ensembles from several country stars, including Sara Evans, Naomi Judd and Lorrie Morgan, will open on February 3, 2012 (National Wear Red Day), and run through April 2012.

The red dress is a symbol of the fight against heart disease in women. Several country artists have partnered with the American Heart Association and the museum to raise awareness of this disease, the number one killer of women, by making their own red dresses available for this special exhibit.

Among the dresses featured in Something in Red: Continue reading

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