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Artist-in-Residence: Alan Jackson • October 22

Alan Jackson will be the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s 2014 Artist-in- Residence this fall. Each year, the Museum invites a noted artist or musician to give a series of original performances that highlight their career and explore their artistry. Jackson’s shows will take place on Wednesday, October 22 in the Museum’s CMA Theater. Ticket details coming soon! LEARN MORE

Social Media Copy: @OfficialJackson is @countrymusichof ‘s 2014 #artistinresidence. Shows are Oct. 8 & 22 Details coming soon. #AlanJacksonAIR http://bit.ly/1o9EOQy.


Miranda Lambert: Backstage Access Exhibit Closes November 9

The 2013 musical journey of the Grammy award-winning superstar, Miranda Lambert, is displayed through her numerous awards, photographed performances, glamorous outfits, and even her own personal twitter feed. After just releasing her fifth album, Lambert is one of country music’s most popular female icons and is the reigning four-time CMA and reigning five-time ACM Female Vocalist of the Year. LEARN MORE

Social Media Copy: Experience @MirandaLambert’s 2013 music success through @countrymusichof’s exhibit! Plan your visit today. #Mirandacmhof http://bit.ly/1x6fORf.


The Bakersfield Sound: Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, and California Country Exhibit Closes December 31

In the 1960s, the working-class city of Bakersfield, California, gave birth to an exciting, raw-edged style of country music. The music, which soon became known as the Bakersfield Sound, consisted of piercing electric guitars, an unsweetened barroom feel, and honest, down-to-earth songs. This exhibit explores the life and career of the two most iconic Bakersfield artists; Buck Owens, and Merle Haggard as well as the impact their music has had on country music today. LEARN MORE

Social Media Copy: @MerleHaggard and Buck Owens shaped country music by creating the Bakersfield Sound. Experience it @countrymusichof. http://bit.ly/1voPDCB.


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