Artist-in-Residence: Marty Stuart | Three Exclusive Evenings | September 11, 18, & 25 | Buy Tickets Now

I’m very excited about this project here. I spend a lot of time at the Country Music Hall Of Fame, because all year long there is so much going on for fans of all types of music, whether you enjoy Bluegrass or Country or pop country there is history here for it. I go there often to study, and to correct myself on information that I don’t always understand.

There are so many podcasts out there that I cannot always spend enough time listening to them all, however one of my favorites is always Voices In The Hall with Mr. Peter Cooper. You can learn so much on those programs about your favorite Country Music Legends as well as new artists.

Many of the new exhibits are streamed and many of the new shows that are held there are streamed online. Now, sadly in today’s day had age that convienience keeps people from coming out to some of the shows and workshops all around town. With Americanafest going on next month town will be buzzing with so much awesome music you’d be foolish not to come to town.


The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum proudly welcomes country music torchbearer Marty Stuart as its 2019 artist-in-residence. Stuart will preside over the Museum’s CMA Theater stage on September 11th, 18th, and 25th, both curating and performing at three one-of-a-kind shows.


The Pilgrim

September 11, 2019

Stuart will celebrate the rerelease of his landmark 10th studio album, The Pilgrim (1999), which showcases his songwriting and instrumental talents and tells the story of a man from Stuart’s hometown of Philadelphia, Mississippi. He will celebrate this 20-year milestone with a host of musical guests including Chris and Morgane Stapleton, Country Music Hall of Fame member Emmylou Harris, Country Music Hall of Fame member Connie Smith, Gary Carter and Kristin Wilkinson with her Superlative Strings.*

Psychedelic Jam-Bo-Ree

September 18, 2019

The 1960s introduced us to undeniable superstars and gave us unforgettable songs. Join Stuart for an evening celebrating country music of the 1960s, featuring a line-up of influential artists and musicians including Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman of The Byrds, Country Music Hall of Fame member Connie Smith, Old Crow Medicine Show, Buck Trent, Kenny Lovelace, Jim Lauderdale, the Grand Ole Opry Square Dancers and the Fabulous Superlatives.*

Songs That Tell a Story

September 25, 2019

Harlan Howard famously referred to country music as “three chords and the truth.” Stuart will pay homage to country music’s musical stories with an acoustic show. This line-up will feature a number of Nashville’s most influential and revered storytellers including John Prine, Doug Kershaw, Dallas Frazier, Brandy Clark and the Fabulous Superlatives.*

*Artists are subject to change.


A five-time Grammy winner and recipient of the Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance, Marty Stuart began his musical career at 12 when he joined the Sullivan Family Gospel Singers. After stints with bluegrass great Lester Flatt’s Nashville Grass and Johnny Cash’s backing band, he embarked on a solo career that resulted in hits including “Hillbilly Rock” and “Tempted.”

In the early 2000s, Stuart formed the Fabulous Superlatives, a band whose musical skills and sensibilities echo the vibrancy of their Western suits. The Superlatives issued their latest album, the critically acclaimed Way Out West, in 2017.

A renowned collector, Stuart is currently developing The Marty Stuart Congress of Country Music in his hometown of Philadelphia, Mississippi. The facility will house a performing arts center as well as Stuart’s extensive collection of country music artifacts and memorabilia.

“Marty Stuart has made country music his life’s work. For nearly 50 years, he’s preserved its history, photographed its legends, and performed its music with integrity,” said Kyle Young, CEO of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. “Marty has been an integral part of so many significant events here at the Museum, and his residency promises to deliver more historic moments.”


The Museum established its annual artist residency in 2003, with a goal of honoring musical masters who have contributed a large and significant body of work to the canon of American popular music. In 2019, Stuart joins a fittingly prestigious group of past honorees that includes Cowboy Jack Clement, Earl Scruggs, Tom T. Hall, Guy Clark, Kris Kristofferson, Jerry Douglas, Vince Gill, Buddy Miller, Connie Smith, Kenny Rogers, Ricky Skaggs, Alan Jackson, Rosanne Cash, Jason Isbell, and 2018 artist-in-residence Miranda Lambert.

Each artist-in-residence is invited to use the Museum’s performance venues to create unique musical experiences.

American Currents Concert Series Live

Proud of the House We Built: A Conversation with Kix Brooks, Ronnie Dunn, and Clarence Spalding
Saturday, August 24 | 2:00 PM
Brooks & Dunn are having a banner 2019: Reboot, their first studio album in twelve years, went to #1; they performed to enthusiastic arena crowds on their first national tour since 2010; and in October, the duo will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. This victory lap serves as a reminder of the quality and consistency of the music Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn made in the 1990s and 2000s. To commemorate their new Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum exhibition, Brooks & Dunn: Kings of Neon, the two performers and their manager, Clarence Spalding, will discuss their careers in a program that will include archival photographs, videos, and recordings.


Pre-sales begin Thursday, May 30, at 10:00 AM CT
Announcing the “American Currents Concert Series,” a collection of one-of-a-kind shows supporting the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s exhibit American Currents: The Music of 2018. The series begins August 8 with An Evening with John Anderson and continues August 20 with The Family Behind the Songs: Brad Clawson, Rodney Clawson, and Nicolle Galyon. Public on-sale begins Friday, May 31, at 10:00 AM CT.
An Evening with John Anderson 
Thursday, August 8
Use pre-sale code: TEQUILA19

The Family Behind the Songs: 
Rodney Clawson, Brad Clawson, and Nicolle Galyon 
Tuesday, August 20
Use pre-sale code: FAMILY19
Aritist-in-Residence | Marty Stuart | September 11, 18, & 25
Marty Stuart
September 11, 18, and 25
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Friday, September 27
Nitty Gritty
Dirt Band


Steven Curtis Chapman Acoustic Christmas | Introducing Jillian Edwards | December 19, 2019
Over a 30-plus-year career, singer-songwriter Steven Curtis Chapman has earned massive critical and commercial success, with 58 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, five GRAMMYs®, an American Music Award, 49 No. 1 singles, and more than 11 million albums sold. 

Use presale code SCCXMAS to buy your tickets before the public on-sale on Friday, July 19 at 1:00 PM. Presale begins on Wednesday, July 17, at 10:00 AM and ends on Thursday, July 18 at 10:00 PM. 


New to view: Unbroken Circle, an original video series featuring singer-songwriter Carly Pearce, produced by the Country Music
Hall of Fame and Museum in support of the exhibit American Currents.
New to view: Unbroken Circle, an original video series featuring singer-songwriter Carly Pearce, produced by the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in support of the exhibit American Currents

Over the course of multiple days, Pearce digs for inspiration and makes memories in the Museum’s archives and galleries along with her friends and collaborators Jeannie Seely, Emily Shackelton, busbee, and Michael Ray. 

Watch all four episodes now, exclusively on the Museum’s YouTube channel. 
Texas Titans: Tanya Tucker and Willie Nelson backstage at the 1975 CMA Awards, October 13, 1975. Photo:From the Raeanne
Rubenstein collection at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Tanya Tucker and Willie Nelson have more than music and Texas roots in common—including a flair for the unexpected. Tucker started early, releasing her first Top Ten single, “Delta Dawn,” in 1972, and leaving jaws agape as listeners realized the haunting tale of a haunted woman was sung by a preternaturally powerful thirteen year-old girl. Nelson tried to keep it inside the lines, but as he neared forty and returned to Texas, a long-haired hippie troubadour replaced the clean-cut Nashville songwriter, and country’s Outlaw spirit was soon turning long-cemented convention firmly (and, some say, permanently) on its head.
Wednesday, September 11 – Sunday, September 15
The 20th annual AMERICANAFEST® is nearly here! Explore the stories and sounds of Americana music through special programs at the Museum featuring performances and interviews from special guest artists, including BJ Barham, Jonathan Byrd, and Sarah Siskind; Sam Bush and Jeff Hanna; Shawn Colvin, Amythyst Kiah, and Maria Muldaur; Rodney Crowell; the Earls of Leicester; a Tribute to Doug Sahm; and Tanya Tucker. You can reserve your pass by becoming a Museum member or through day-of Museum admission. If you can’t join us in person, many programs will be livestreamed.
Panel | The Legacy of Boudleaux and Felice Bryant
Saturday, September 28 | 2:00 PM
Husband and wife songwriting duo Boudleaux and Felice Bryant wrote more than six thousand songs, recorded by artists including Eddy Arnold, Ray Charles, Elvis Costello, Bob Dylan, Red Foley, Emmylou Harris, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Nazareth, Roy Orbison, Charley Pride, Jim Reeves, and Carl Smith. This panel will include Boudleaux and Felice Bryant’s son, Del Bryant, along with songwriter Dennis Morgan, and musicians and historians Bill C. Malone and Bobbie Malone (the latter two are writing a biography on Boudleaux and Felice Bryant). Presented in support of the exhibit We Could: The Songwriting Artistry of Boudleaux and Felice Bryant. Watch the livestream.
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