COMMITMENT AND COLLABORATION
ANNUAL REPORT 2018
THE MISSION The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum collects, preserves, and interprets the evolving history and traditions of country music. Through exhibits, publications, and educational programs, the Museum teaches its diverse audiences about the enduring beauty and cultural importance of country music.
A LETTER FROM THE CEO So much of country music is about troubles and trials, hard times, and broken roads. Any broken roads of the past are now, like the circle we celebrate each year at our Medallion Ceremony, unbroken. We have emerged as a place of culture and education, preservation and interpretation. Each year, more than a million visitors walk our halls, experience our exhibitions, and enjoy programs that could only happen at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. This past year was momentous for us. We opened an exhibit called Outlaws & Armadillos: Country’s Roaring ’70s with a multi-artist show helmed by Dave Cobb— country music’s hottest producer—and singer-songwriter Shooter Jennings, son of one of the exhibit’s major subjects, Waylon Jennings. We paid tribute to the legacies of Ralph and Carter Stanley with a concert that featured country great Dierks Bentley, rock star Dan Auerbach, and other incredible talents. And we drew international attention with the Medallion Ceremony, bringing the world’s most famous mandolin— Bill Monroe’s 1923 Gibson F5—from behind Museum glass and putting it into the hands of new Country Music Hall of Fame member Ricky Skaggs, so that he could send us home with a joyful “Will the Circle Be Unbroken.”
These are great days, filled with excitement
These are great days, filled with excitement and commitment and collaborations that bring together generations of people who are devoted to country music.
and commitment and
Thank you for helping us to inspire and to be inspired.
people who are devoted
collaborations that bring together generations of to country music.” — Kyle Young, CEO
EXHIBITIONS ILLUMINATE THE STORY
In 2018, the Museum presented twelve new exhibitions and displays, including the wildly popular Outlaws & Armadillos: Country’s Roaring ’70s, which exists in the second-floor space formerly held by the award-winning exhibition Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City.
The Outlaws exhibit highlights the contributions of Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Bobby Bare, Jessi Colter, Tompall Glaser, Jerry Jeff Walker, Kris Kristofferson, and many others who helped change the sound and language of country music. It features artifacts including Kristofferson’s hand-written lyrics to “Me and Bobby McGee,” song-poet Guy Clark’s ashtray, Cowboy Jack Clement’s much-loved and muchplayed (by the likes of Jennings, Johnny Cash, Charley Pride, Bono, and hundreds more) Gibson J-200, and a whiskey still used by Tom T. Hall and Reverend Will D. Campbell.
Other exhibitions told the stories of Country Music Hall of Fame member Emmylou Harris, contemporary band Little Big Town, epic duo The Judds, mountain music hero Ralph Stanley, powerhouse music executive Frances Preston, and the 2018 class of Hall of Fame members which includes Johnny Gimble, Ricky Skaggs, and Dottie West. And our American Currents exhibit showcased musicians who made notable marks in 2017, such as Florida Georgia Line, Jason Isbell and his 400 Unit band, and instrumental virtuosos Sierra Hull and Molly Tuttle.
Photo: Hall of Fame member and 2018 exhibit subject Emmylou Harris visits her exhibit Songbird’s Flight for the first time.
COLLECTIONS PRESERVE AND PROVIDE BROAD ACCESS
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museumâ€™s 2.5-million-artifact collection provides the foundation for its mission, serving as the inspiration for all exhibitions and programs. With approximately 12% of this unparalleled collection on display throughout the year, meeting the demand for broad public access is a priority that is addressed through our digital archive initiative. Almost 100,000 digital records of photographs, recordings, business documents, posters, and publications are available to researchers, scholars, and fans at no charge, and 500 files are accessed every day by users in all fifty states and 135 countries around the world.
Left: Museum staff member Jenna Park cleans a reel of 16mm film in preparation for making a digital copy. Above: Staff member uses a film loupe to inspect the quality of a 16mm film.
SERVES A GLOBAL AUDIENCE AND NASHVILLE NEIGHBORS Museum educators and historians guided 1,241 programs that reached 99,451 people inside the Museum’s walls, across the United States, and in many Nashville neighborhoods. At the Museum, activities ranged from recurring programs, including the weekly Musician Spotlight that presented more than 50 accomplished professional musicians who performed and shared career insights, to once-in-a-lifetime happenings for school students, including an intimate interview with Grammy-winning superstars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill in support of their Mississippi Woman, Louisiana Man exhibit. Through videoconference technology and a special visit to New York City Public Schools’ Baychester Academy, programs were offered in nine states. And, in the Nashville community, the Museum expanded access to its educational resources by offering 59 community outreach programs that reached more than 7,000 people in their local libraries, social service organizations, festivals, and more.
Photo: Tim McGraw and Faith Hill share career lessons with high school students in the Museum’s CMA Theater.
EXHIBITIONS ILLUMINATE THE STORY
MEDALLION CEREMONY CELEBRATES THE HALL OF FAME
Fiddle great Johnny Gimble, Grand Ole Opry star Dottie West, and groundbreaking musician Ricky Skaggs were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in a Medallion Ceremony that ranks among history’s most memorable, on October 21, 2018.
The new Hall of Fame members’ contributions were celebrated with words and music from David Ball, Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks, Michael Cleveland, Larry Cordle, Larry Gatlin, Sierra Hull, Brenda Lee, Jeannie Seely, Connie Smith, Chris Stapleton, The Time Jumpers, The War and Treaty, and Steve Wariner. The evening concluded with “Will the Circle Be Unbroken,” which Skaggs played using Bill Monroe’s 1923 Gibson F5 mandolin.
Left: Hall of Fame member Ricky Skaggs embraces his hero Bill Monroe’s mandolin after a rare and moving finale performance. Above: The War and Treaty performs Dottie West’s “A Lesson in Leavin’” at the 2018 Medallion Ceremony.
PROTECTS HALL OF FAME LEGACIES
Founded by Board Chairman Steve Turner, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum introduced the Circle Guard designation in July 2018. The Circle Guard unites and celebrates individuals whose highest-level contributions of time, talent, and treasure to the Museum safeguard the integrity of country music and make it accessible to a global audience.
The inaugural class of Circle Guard initiates includes David Conrad, Bill Denny, Mary Ann McCready, Seab Tuck, Steve Turner, and Kyle Young. These individuals’ far-reaching achievements on the Museum’s behalf range from the architectural design of our now-iconic building to the dedicated service of board members and staff that spans five decades.
Circle Guard initiates not only have an unwavering commitment to the Museum and its nonprofit mission, but they also protect the legacies of those celebrated within the Hall of Fame Rotunda. For the two weeks leading up to the 2018 Medallion Ceremony, Circle Guard members paid
Through the efforts of Circle Guard initiates,
tribute to the 133 Hall of Fame members who came before by reading their
the legacies of the members of the Country
biographies in the Museum’s Rotunda, working in order of Hall of Fame
Music Hall of Fame, and, by extension, the time-honored achievements of all who are
induction from 1961 to present day.
part of the country music story, are honored in perpetuity at the Museum.” — Emmylou Harris
Photo: Hall of Fame members E.W. “Bud” Wendell (far left) and Emmylou Harris (far right) welcome Kyle Young, Bill Denny, Steve Turner, David Conrad, Mary Ann McCready, and Seab Tuck as members of the Circle Guard.
ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE AND ALL FOR THE HALL SPOTLIGHT WOMEN IN MUSIC
Seven-time CMA female vocalist of the year Miranda Lambert was featured as the Museum’s 2018 Artist-inResidence, playing two sold-out shows in the CMA Theater and peppering her concerts with back-catalog gems and striking collaborations.
Lambert’s first show was dubbed “The Ones That Got Away,” and it featured under-celebrated songs from her six solo albums and surprise guest appearances from Ashley Monroe, Natalie Hemby, and Lambert’s vocal hero, Allison Moorer. Her second show included world premieres of several songs by Pistol Annies, Lambert’s trio with Monroe and Angaleena Presley.
Lambert’s messages of female empowerment echoed those heard at the All for the Hall New York fundraiser, held in February and led by Country Music Hall of Fame members Vince Gill and Emmylou Harris. All for the Hall shows have netted more than $4.3 million in support of the Museum’s educational programs. In 2018, Gill and Harris were joined by rising country star Maren Morris, and pop sensation Kesha.
Photo: Miranda Lambert with friend and frequent collaborator Natalie Hemby during the first show of the 2018 Artist-in-Residence series.
VOLUNTEERS ADVANCE THE MISSION
Through the generosity of 179 volunteers, more than 16,000 hours of service was gifted to the Museum in 2018. From leading hundreds of school tours through the Museum’s galleries to bringing country music’s seminal instruments and basic instruction to all 21 Nashville Public Library branches, the value of volunteers’ and interns’ contributions of time and talent exceeded $395,000.
As part of the Opportunity NOW program—an initiative created by Nashville’s Office of the Mayor to provide work-readiness training—the Museum engaged six high school students and one college mentor for seven weeks over summer break. Together, they designed all components of the Museum’s soon-to-be-launched Teen Team, a volunteer program that will bring music lovers together in service to youth and families who visit the Museum.
Photo: Zoe Zumwalt, an Opportunity NOW participant, assists volunteer manager Dani McQuoid.
ENDOWMENT*** 5.6 MILLION
OPERATING INCOME AND EXPENSE* REVENUE
(dollar amounts in millions)
***Includes the Archival Permanent Endowment Fund, which is held by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee for the Museum’s benefit.
THE MUSEUM’S ECONOMIC IMPACT IN 2018 According to Americans for the Arts’ 2017 study Arts & Economic Prosperity 5, Davidson County’s nonprofit arts and culture industry generated $429.3 million in annual economic activity. This confirms Nashville’s rank among the largest nonprofit arts and cultural markets in the United States.
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum contributes significantly to Nashville’s prosperity, generating an economic impact of more than $76 million in 2018 according to Americans for the Arts’ Arts &
2018 OPERATING INCOME*
2018 OPERATING EXPENSE*
Economic Prosperity 5 Calculator. Additionally, 2,202 full-time equivalent jobs were supported by the Museum and its audiences, and $7.8 million in revenue was generated for local and state government.
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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP Recognizing the integration of economic, environmental, and social practices that positively impact our planet, the Museum earned major awards in 2018. They include the Sustainability Excellence Award from the American Alliance of Museums; the Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award for Excellence in Materials Management from the State of Tennessee; and the Piedmont Natural Gas Excellence in Sustainable Practices Award.
*The 2018 Income and Expense summary is not audited. The Museum’s audited financial statement and IRS form 990 will be publicly available on GivingMatters.com. **Contributed revenue excludes funds raised for auxiliary activities.
2018 BY THE NUMBERS 1,207,901 PEOPLE visited the Museum.
12 EXHIBITIONS curated and presented.
participated in 1,241 hands-on educational programs.
engaged in Museum programs for schools.
toured Historic RCA Studio B.
98,750 DIGITAL FILES
available online, with more than 500 photographs, recordings, and documents accessed daily at Digi.CountryMusicHallofFame.org.
hosted at the Museum.
printed in 650 custom jobs by Hatch Show Print.
5,931 NEWS STORIES
featured the Museum and its programs, reaching 3.5 billion people.
contributed 16,013 hours of service, valued at $395,360.
provided for Middle Tennesseans through the donation of 14,881 pounds of food.
of trash was diverted from landfills using award-winning sustainability practices.
Rising from the Ashes, Willie Takes Flight for Austin by Sam Yeates, 2017. Commissioned for the 2018 exhibition Outlaws & Armadillos: Country’s Roaring ’70s
2018 ANNUAL FUND DONORS $100,000+ The Clarke Family Foundation Country Music Association Ford Motor Company Fund Martha Rivers Ingram Institute of Museum and Library Services Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission Mike Curb Family Foundation National Historical Publications and Records Commission Margaret and Chris Stewart Willard & Pat Walker Charitable Foundation $25,000 - $99,999 Del and Carolyn Bryant Bill and June Denny Ford Motor Company Fund Sally Friedman Lon and Anne Helton Chris Horsnell Ken Levitan and Gloria Dumas in Memory of Phillip I. Levitan The Memorial Foundation Milom Horsnell Crow Kelley Beckett Shehan PLC Music City Tents & Events National Endowment for the Arts National Endowment for the Humanities Skynyrd Foundation SunTrust Tennessee Arts Commission Laura Turner Jonathan and Elizabeth Weiswasser $10,000 - $24,999 Academy of Country Music AEG Live/Bowery Presents Ben Milam Whiskey Scott and Sandi Borchetta Roger and Jennifer Brown Ann and Frank Bumstead Charles R. Carroll Carter Vintage Guitars Chet Atkins Music Education Fund* City National Bank Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated Cook Out Restaurants Corner Partnership, LLC Creative Artists Agency Rick and Kit Crump Cumulus Media Mark and Sheryl Donnell Gibson Foundation Holly Gleason GRAMMY Foundation
The Harlan Family HCA Foundation Humanities Tennessee Jackson National Community Fund JPMorgan Chase & Co. Lee, Danner & Bass, Inc. Anne and Kurt Locher Loeb & Loeb LLP Luckenbach Texas, Inc. Reba McEntire NASH FM 103.3 Omni Nashville Hotel Opry Entertainment Palisades Hudson Financial Group RBC Red Light Management Robert K. and Anne H. Zelle Fund for Education* Robert K. and Anne H. Zelle Fund for Fine and Performing Arts* Ryman Hospitality Properties Ruble and Brenda Sanderson Mr. and Mrs. James C. Seabury III Sony Music Nashville Southwest Airlines Jamie Tisch Judy and Steve Turner Vanderbilt University Vector Management Westwood One/Cumulus Zaxby’s Nashville Advertising Co-op $5,000 - $9,999 ACM Lifting Lives Anonymous Gus Arrendale ASK Group Consulting LLC Balsam Hill Raymond L. Beck and Dr. Deborah Hatton Earl and Janet Bentz BMG BMI Mary Chapin Carpenter Mr. John Carter Cash and Mrs. Ana Cristina Cash Center for Nonprofit Management Duane Clark and Kristi Goodwin David and Karen Conrad CMT: Country Music Television EY Sondra and Bill Fondren Joe and Phran Galante Al and Karen Giombetti Ron Harman The Honorable Mary Harper Hilton Nashville Downtown
Bruce and Gale Hinton Mr. and Mrs. Steve Hodges Warren Jones Kwerd Music LLC Lady Antebellum Miranda Lambert Art and Roxanne Coats McDonald Morgan Stanley Nashville Business Journal Roy Orbison, Jr. Piedmont Natural Gas Please Be Seated John Prine Family Allen Reynolds Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated Karen and Chris Segal Dr. Neil and Ruth Smith The Triple T Foundation Vint and Kristin Varner Wells Fargo Laura Weber White Ernie and Jerry Williams $1,000 - $4,999 The 12th Table Gary Allan Anderson Benson Charles C. Anderson Anonymous Aqua Bella Day Spa & Hair Studio Cyndae Arrendale and Gus Bussey David and Wanda Baker Bill Bannister Randall and Kelly Bart Woody and Carol Bomar Julie Boos Harold Bradley Sharon Hornback Brawner and Eddie Brawner George and Audra Briner Dave and Beth Brooks Tony Brown Nina and Ray Burghard Malinda Burns and Dawn Linn Buddy Cannon Carnival Music Rosanne Cash City National Bank Karen Clark - FirstBank Mitsy and Phillip Clendenin David and Sallylou Cloyd J. Chase Cole ColourPop Cosmetics Easton Corbin Elvis Costello The Cowan at Topgolf Teresa Davidson and Philip Vavalides
Robert and Mallory Davies Mark DeLelys and Steve Tucker Diageo North America Dollar General Literacy Foundation Tim DuBois Mike Dungan and Jane Dungan Linda Edell Howard and Doug Howard Kerri Edwards Electronic Arts Patrick and Kitty Moon Emery Peggy Emmons John and Chantel Esposito The Evan & Barbara Bell Charitable Foundation Bebe and Frank Evans Sheryl Feutz-Harter William and Denise Finard First Tennessee Bank Debi Fleischer-Robin & Charles Robin Jim and Ann Free Julia and Richard Fudge Susan Gearhart Tracy Gershon and Steve Fishell Bobbi Gibson Jamie Glover Go To Team Marianne Goode, All Media Music Group, Inc. Cris Crouch Graham John and Lisa Graham Anne Guyot and Rachel Shoemaker Aubrey B. Harwell Jr. Hunter Hayes Tricia and Robbie Hayes Heads Up Penny Foundation Bill and Charmion Hearn Martha Henderson Craig and Marsha Hildreth Holman Cellars James Horner Virginia Hubbard Lee Huber Dann and Sherri Huff Keel and Marsha Hunt Sam Hunt Vicki and Steven Hurinenko In Memory of Jack Tarver, Jr. The Johnny Cash Museum Mary Jo and Jelly Roll Johnson Douglas and Sue Joyce Vicki and Ricky Kelley Alison Krauss Lipman Brothers & R. S. Lipman Company Susan C. Loudermilk L. Randolph Lowry Tomi Lunsford and Warren Denney Cindy Mabe McCormick and Shane McCormick Peter and Margaret Macdonald Mark Magnuson and Steve Westfield George and Betsy Matthews
Katie McCartney Mary Ann McCready and Roy Wunsch Chuck Mead and Brenda Colladay Rachael and Dirk Melton Max and Mary Merrell Averil Meyer and William J. Tyne Jr. Mike and Micki Milom Michelle and Al Minjock Nina Mitchell Catherine and Patrick Moore Stephanie Moore Craig and Karen Morgan Music Producers Institute MusicRow Magazine The Nail Family Foundation Nashville Predators Foundation Nashville Scene National Music Publishers’ Association Neal & Harwell Scott Neu Donna and Gerald Nicely Dianne and Kent Oliver Chris and Tricia Olsen Kerry O’Neil O’Neill Vintners & Distillers Michael O’Neill Michael and Tanya Oppenheim Kayla Ott Gary and Jan Overton Debbie Parsley Ralph Peer II Sally Peterson Lisa Price DeDe Priest Primo Ceramic Grills Lisa and Jack Purcell Benjamin R. Rechter Republic Bank Don and Connie Richardson Ken and Holly Rivera Delphine and Ken Roberts Frank and Jessica Rogers Mary Roskilly and Chuck Miller David and Susana Ross Shannon Rotenberg Darius Rucker Missy and Phil Russ Michael and Liz Schatzlein Ross Schilling Stacey and Don Schlitz SESAC Deborah and David Simon Adrianne and Tony Simonetti John A. Singleton Clarence and Ann Spalding Catherine Sullivan Lisa Sutton and Eric Liden SVP Worldwide T & T Family Foundation Tennessee Brew Works Troy and Sylvia Tomlinson Sarah Trahern and Wayne Flatt
Trinchero Family Estates Tuck Hinton Architects Seab and Patti Tuck Uncle Nearest Stephanie Wagner and Christa Cruikshank Steven F. and Lori L. Walker Bayard and Rosemary Walters Merry Beth Ward Katherine Watkins Clark and Alice Welder Moshe and Libby Werthan The Westin Nashville Wiles + Taylor & Co., P.C. Christie Wilson Erwin and Linda Workman Paul and Marisel Workman Curtis and Libby Young Kyle Young $500 - $999 Mary and Joe Bonsall Bradley Dr. Kate Brooks Chattanooga Brewing Company Creative Nation Linda and Mike Curb The Dry House Nashville Susan H. Edwards Farris, Self & Moore Jerome and Susan Ferguson Sandra and Richard Frank Carl and Connie Haley INSBANK Phillip Jones Curtis Jorgenson Joan and Bruce King LabeLive Elaine Lytle and Edith Snider Amanda and Mike Molinar Nashville Smile Bar Network for Good RB Nielsen and Mike Wilmo Karl Olsen and Tracie Haislip Joanne and Gary Reamey Regions Bank Denise Stiff Sheehan Harvey and Catherine Sperling Starstruck Entertainment Studio Bank The Honorable Nicholas Terzo Topo Chico Verizon Foundation Warner Music Nashville Universal Music Group Nashville
*A fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN DONORS
Photo: Celebrated artist Wayne White attends the opening of Hoozythinkyiz?, an exhibit of his work in the Museum’s Haley Gallery.
377 Management in honor of Lee Brice, Tyler Farr, Maddie Marlow, and Taylor Dye Academy of Country Music Ajax Turner Company, Inc. Sean and Jennifer Alexander The Andrea Waitt Carlton Family Foundation Anonymous The Anschutz Foundation Johnathon and Newman Arndt Jim and Rachel Beavers Earl and Janet Bentz Big Yellow Dog Music Bill and Melba Blevins BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation BMI Michael and Ann Bodnar Scott Borchetta, Big Machine Records Sandi and Scott Borchetta The Bottorff Family Bobby Braddock Connie Bradley Eleanor and Harold Bradley Brasfield & Gorrie Sharon Hornback Brawner and Eddie Brawner Dan and Virginia Brown Philip Bredesen and Andrea Conte Lee Brice Clay Bright Luke Bryan Ann and Frank Bumstead Daphne and Rawls Butler Coran Capshaw Carnival Music Cerrito Nathan and Stephanie Chapman R. Booth and Georgeanne Chapman Chet Atkins Professional Property Trust Eric Church City National Bank Kelly Clarkson Chase Cole Ken and Vivian Connelly David and Karen Conrad Corner Partnership, LLC – Mark Bloom, Ronnie Scott, and Larry Papel Country Music Association Couture For A Cause, Inc. Mike and Linda Curb The Danner Foundation Anne Davis and Karl F. Dean Robert and Susan Deaton Amy L. Dennison, Steve S. Dennison, Katheryn Dennison Pilkerton Bill and June Denny Marty and Betty Dickens Scott Dillon and Family Janet and Sean Donahue Don Gibson American Music Foundation
Don Light Talent Tom, Katie, Katherine, Claire, and Tommy Douglas Laura Turner Dugas Nic Dugger, TNDV: Television Mike and Jane Dungan Craig Dunn Susan H. Edwards Randy and Ruby Erickson Shary and Rod Essig Margaret and Frank Evans Scott and Amy Farrow FedEx First Amendment Center Carrie Fisher Debi Fleischer-Robin & Charles Robin Flood, Bumstead, McCready, & McCarthy, Inc. Toni and Jim Foglesong Ford Motor Company Fund Ford Truck Richard Frank Jim and Ann Free Freedom Forum Jennifer French Senator Bill and Tracy Frist David and Melinda Gales Vince Gill and Amy Grant Holly Gleason Al and Karen Giombetti Randy and Jennifer Goodman Joel and Bernice Gordon Jim Gorrie John and Susan Grady Great American Country Dinah and Fred Gretsch Family Gary and Sherri Haber Carl and Connie Haley Ben, Brittany, Campbell, and Bella Hanback Sheiann, Brooklynne, and Jayden Hankins Mr. and Mrs. Edward T. Hardy Ron Harman Cordia Harrington Lon and Anne Helton Mike and Lynda Helton The Hensler Family Bruce and Gale Hinton Chris Horsnell Hospital Corporation of America Haley and Christopher Houser Lydia A. Howarth and Nicholas S. Zeppos Dann and Sherri Huff John and Dawn Huie Keel and Marsha Hunt Ingram Charitable Fund, Inc. Martha Rivers Ingram Brett James and Sandy Cornelius Naomi Judd Christine Karbowiak Joel A. Katz Bob Kinkead, Kinkead Entertainment
Zac Koffler KraftCPAs PLLC Lady Antebellum Kristine LaLonde and Claudio Mosse Miranda Lambert Ken Levitan and Gloria Dumas Robert Lipman Anne and Kurt Locher Kelley and Karen Lovelace Dustin Lynch Steve and Milah Lynn Frank Matassa Lisa Matassa Hal Matern Re Mattei and Sam P. Weiland, Jr. Shane McAnally Mr. and Mrs. Jerry McCloud Mary Ann McCready and Roy Wunsch Art and Roxanne McDonald and Autumn Coats Reba McEntire The Clayton McWhorter Family The Memorial Foundation Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County Donald and Betsy Miller Milom Horsnell Crow Rose Kelley PLC John L. Morris Nashville Arts Magazine Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. Nashville Scene Neal & Harwell Scott and Heather Neu Nfocus Magazine Gerald and Donna Nicely Charles S. Nowlin, Jr. and Penne Nowlin McKee Brian and Amy O’Connell Omni Hotels and Resorts Opry Entertainment Group Will, Jan, and Gary Overton Brad Paisley Debbie Parsley Ralph and Liz Peer ProImage Commercial Cleaning Services Lisa and Jack Purcell Rascal Flatts Red Light Management Mr. and Mrs. Colin Reed Allen Reynolds Riverview Foundation RJ Young Company Delphine and Ken Roberts Robertson Media Group Walter and Margaret Ann Robinson Mark Roeder Ben and Jennifer Rooke David and Susana Ross Bob Rowling Family Mr. and Mrs. Philip R. Russ Ryman Hospitality Properties Ryman Hospitality Properties Foundation Lynn and Ron Samuels Ruble and Brenda Sanderson
Don and Stacey Schlitz Mr. and Mrs. James C. Seabury III/Enterprise Electric, LLC John Seigenthaler, Sr. SESAC Blake Shelton Peggy Sherrill Mike and Lisa Shmerling Steve Schweidel in Honor of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 50th Anniversary The Schweidel Family in Memory of Pearl Wolff Sallie A. Smith Sony/ATV Music Publishing Clarence and Ann Spalding Harvey and Catherine Sperling Butch and Sunny Spyridon Chris and Morgane Stapleton State of Tennessee George Strait SunTrust Bank Taylor Swift Tennessee Titans Lewis and Dorothy Thompson Troy and Sylvia Tomlinson Sarah M. Trahern The Travelers Companies, Inc. Seab and Patti Tuck Tuck-Hinton Architects Cal Turner Jay Turner Josh Turner Judy and Steve Turner Laura Turner Family of Thomas and Jane Tyne William J. Tyne, Jr. Universal Music Group Michael Vaden The ‘Ville Paul Warmack and Gully Jumpers 1930s Mr. and Mrs. Jim Weatherson Kirt Webster Rachel and Chris Weingartner Janice and E.W. “Bud” Wendell Susan and Ken Whitaker Jerry and Ernie Williams Jody and Karen Williams Paul Wilson Timothy Wipperman Randy and Jennifer Wolcott Kathy and Mark Wright Kyle Young
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum makes every effort to list the names of our donors accurately and according to their preferences. Please contact Giving@ CountryMusicHallofFame.org with revisions.
DONORS TO THE COLLECTION William Abner Mitch Ballard Bobby Bare John Bean The Birthplace of Country Music Museum Ira Blonder Maxine Brown Mick Buck Dawn Bunetta Bobby and Mary Campbell Tamra Cantore Rosanne Cash Patricia Childs Don Church Rose Clayton-Phillips Brenda Colladay David Conrad Peter Cooper Bruce Cutler Gail Davies William P. Davis Jerry Douglas Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation Florida Georgia Line Nora Garibotti Barbara Gimble Cyndy Gimble Gold Mountain Entertainment Kimmie Rhodes Gracey Douglas B. Green Steven Greil Sandy Stoneman Humphreys Margie Hunter
Janis Ian Wilkie Stroud Jarrell John Hartford Office Jesse Lee Jones William Kihlmire Terri B. Kline-Smith Cathy Lale Susan Langhi Richard Leigh Let’s Get Moving! Fran Levering Frank Liddell & Lee Ann Womack John Lomax III Jody Maphis Layng Martine Jr. Julie McClellan W. Thorpe McKenzie & Sarah McKenzie Jeri Melton Karen Miller Walker Mimms Lorrie Morgan Peter Nash Karen Nelson Belinda Phillips The Recording Academy, The Nashville Chapter Lee Rowe Edward R. Salamon Eric Schnaufer Thomas Shandy Marlene Sizemore Ricky Skaggs Andrew Smith Truett Smith Burt Stein Ray Stevens Eddie Stubbs
Peter Tannen Dale Thomas Seab Tuck Universal Music Group Nashville E.W. “Bud” Wendell Gary Wiggins Joseph D. William Earl Williams Tracy Younger
CINDY WALKER SOCIETY By including the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in their estate plans, the following donors help to preserve the history and traditions of country music for future generations.
Terri Clark Sandy Conatser Marj and George Aubrey Crump Rick and Kit Crump Peggy Emmons Mrs. Don Gibson Holly Gleason Bruce and Gale Hinton Jim Horner Nan and Bob Kingsley Stephanie Wagner and Christa Cruikshank Cindy Walker Kyle Young
WE’RE ALL FOR THE HALL The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is grateful for the support of the artists who committed to the Artist-In-Residence series and All for the Hall concerts in 2018. Through these efforts, artists invest concert proceeds in the Museum’s ongoing work to preserve the legacy of country music. Vince Gill, Program Founder Emmylou Harris Kesha Miranda Lambert Maren Morris Carly Pearce
Steve Turner, Chairman E.W. “Bud” Wendell, Chairman Emeritus Vince Gill, President Kyle Young, CEO
Mark Bloom David Conrad J. William Denny Rod Essig Keel Hunt, Secretary Ken Levitan Mary Ann McCready David Ross Steve Turner Ernie Williams, Treasurer Jody Williams
Earl Bentz Mike Dungan Vince Gill Al Giombetti, Executive Vice President Randy Goodman Lon Helton Donna Nicely Gary Overton Jim Seabury Bill Simmons Clarence Spalding Chris Stewart Troy Tomlinson Marcus Whitney Tim Wipperman
Photo: Maren Morris performs “My Church,” joined by Hall of Fame members Emmylou Harris and Vince Gill, at the 2018 All for the Hall New York.
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BOARD OF OFFICERS AND TRUSTEES
TRUSTEES EMERITI Connie Bradley Emmylou Harris Bruce Hinton Kenneth Roberts E.W. “Bud” Wendell Janice Wendell
EX-OFFICIO Sarah Trahern
LEGAL COUNSEL Christian A. Horsnell W. Michael Milom Molly Shehan
Photo: Museum guest participates in a drop-in Creative Zone in the Taylor Swift Education Center.
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2018 Annual Report