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Aug 5

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Plans Busy August

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Reba photo courtesy of Big Machine Label Group.

Planning a trip to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville? August is the month to go! The museum has several programs planned for the month, from an interview with a superstar to the Grand Master Fiddler Championship.

On August 9, the newest exhibit, Reba: All the Women I Am opens. The exhibit will honor the life and career of Country Music Hall of Fame member Reba McEntire through dozens of artifacts, including a handbill from Reba’s elementary school Christmas program where she sang “Blue Christmas” as a fifth grader, a high school report card, her very first stage costume, a selection of red dresses worn throughout the years while performing “Fancy” and a number of awards and accolades.

That same day, museum members can enjoy the last Hot Nights At The Hall of the year, featuring a performance by Craig Campbell. Members will not only be able to catch Craig perform, they’ll also have the chance to meet and greet him during an autograph session while enjoying after-hours access which includes sneak peeks at upcoming exhibits on Reba McEntire and Carrie Underwood.

On August 10, Reba herself will be on hand to discuss her rise from a youngster working on family’s Oklahoma cattle ranch to one of the most successful entertainment icons of her time. The interview program will included archival videos and photographs while Reba discusses the highlights of her life and career. The program will also be streamed live online.

On August 25, the Vintage Mandolin Quartet will be on hand to perform and discuss the evolution of the mandolin. The group has performed with a number of country stars, including Alan Jackson, Bill Monroe, Shania Twain and many more.

The stringed instrument focus continues August 30-31 with the Grand Master Fiddler Championship. This marks the first time the content will be held at the museum. The winning Grand Master Fiddler Champion will perform on the Grand Ole Opry Saturday, August 31.

For more information about the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, including program details and admission information, visit www.countrymusichalloffame.org.

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