2019 ANNUAL REPORT
From the CEO Rodney Crowell has a song called “My Past Is Present.” Rodney was a Houston kid whose melodies and artistry earned him a global audience. He is a key figure in the life and career of Emmylou Harris, and he was featured last year in a Museum program and in our Emmylou Harris exhibition, Songbird’s Flight. Every day, I am reminded that the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is a place of ongoing interaction between past and present. That interaction is necessary for a fertile future. Our past is present, and it allows us to envision remarkable things to come. Understanding history presents greater possibility for that future vision. In this report, you will see impressive numbers and read about some of the things that earn the Museum a global audience while retaining a hometown heart. We cannot be a world-class institution without being a first-class neighbor in Nashville, where local melodies and artistry become worldwide sensations, and where Rodney Crowell and other wonders like him build songs from wood and wire and deep emotion. We take all of this seriously, and we know full well that we are temporary custodians of an enduring public trust. In 2019, we received an Arts Leadership award from the Tennessee Arts Commission, ratifying the Museum as a place that upholds what is worth upholding, and as a Tennessee treasure with worldwide impact. Our success presents more questions: What do we do, now that we’ve done in a sense what we set
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.
Photo: Museum CEO Kyle Young accepts a 2019 Governor’s Arts Leadership Award on behalf of the Museum. Also pictured, left to right, are Anne Pope, Tennessee Arts Commission Executive Director; Joe Kilgore, Commission Chair; Governor Bill Lee; and First Lady Maria Lee.
out to do? How do we honor the honorable? How do we present beautiful days in the neighborhood that reverberate across the globe? Well, Rodney Crowell also has a song called “The Answer Is Yes.” Thank you for your kindness, your guidance, and your inspiration. Sincerely,
Collections PROVIDE A HOME FOR HISTORY The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is dependent on kindness and understanding. We depend on the kindness of those who understand that this is a place that upholds, understands, and illuminates history. In 2019, kindness and understanding brought culturally significant wonders to the Museum. Brothers Del and Dane Bryant, along with their families, donated a vast collection that included sixteen bound ledgers of original, handwritten lyrics from Country Music Hall of Fame members Boudleaux and Felice Bryant, including classic songs “We Could,” “Rocky Top,” and “Bye Bye Love.” These ledgers offer an inspiring window into the Bryants’ songwriting process, affording visitors a glimpse into unprecedented creativity that helped shape the country music story. The ledgers are displayed in a Museum exhibition, and the Bryants’ songs were sung again at an exhibit opening that featured Jason Isbell and Alison Krauss; Ketch Secor and Critter Fuqua from Old Crow Medicine Show; and Bobby Osborne, who popularized “Rocky Top” with brother Sonny Osborne. In November 2019, the Museum celebrated the Willard and Pat Walker Charitable Foundation’s donation of Nashville’s community guitar, the Gibson SJ-200 owned by Cowboy Jack Clement and played by luminaries including Dan Auerbach, Johnny Cash, John Hartford, Waylon Jennings, and John Prine. At the donation ceremony, Shawn Camp, Crystal Gayle, Prine, and Charley Pride performed songs that Cowboy brought to the forefront. “Remember, we’re in the fun business,” Cowboy used to say. “If we’re not having fun, we’re not doing our jobs.” Photo: Ledgers of original, handwritten lyrics by Boudleaux and Felice Bryant, which are now part of the Museum’s permanent collection.
Photo (top): Manuscript for “Bye Bye Love,” written by the Bryants and a hit for the Everly Brothers. Photo (bottom): John Prine embraces Cowboy Jack Clement’s Gibson SJ-200 during the guitar’s donation ceremony.
All for the Hall Los Angeles CELEBRATES MUSIC AND MISSION
Country Music Hall of Fame members Vince Gill and Emmylou Harris teamed up with Sheryl Crow and Luke Combs, swapping stories and songs as part of the Museum’s All for the Hall benefit concert. The all-star lineup reached across generations and genres to perform for a packed audience at The Novo theater in downtown Los Angeles. To open All for the Hall, students from Los Angeles Unified School District’s Elysian Heights Elementary school performed a song titled “Rule the World for a Day,” which they co-wrote through the Museum’s Words & Music program with hit songwriter Phil Barton, Grammy-winning songwriter Liz Rose, and rising country artist Tenille Townes. The charming performance underlined the primary goal of the evening: to fund and uplift the Museum’s educational work.
Photo: Vince Gill and Luke Combs high-five after a collaboration at All for the Hall Los Angeles.
Education EXPANDS MINDS WITH WORDS & MUSIC
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has a deep commitment to providing diverse educational programs that promote lifelong learning, meet local and national instructional needs, and broadly share the beauty and cultural significance of country music with a global audience. Last year, educators and historians guided a record 1,450 programs that reached 107,000 people. Among those offerings is the Museum’s flagship educational program, Words & Music. Through Words & Music, students in grades 3–12 learn how to craft an original song lyric through a ten-unit curriculum. Their classrooms are then paired with professional songwriters who help transform selected student lyrics into finished songs. To better meet evolving demand for the program, Words & Music has been adapted to provide broader and deeper service to students. Additional experiences include: Songwriting 101, an introduction that teaches songwriting basics; Songwriting Camp, a multiday experience for budding songwriters to hone their craft and collaborate; Songwriting Tune-Up, a series of mentoring sessions to encourage the sharpening of songwriting skills; and Words & Music for Pre-K, a pilot in Nashville-area Head Starts, made possible by a two-year grant from PNC Grow Up Great, serving learners ages 3–5.
Photo: Middle Tennessee students learn about the roots of country music on a “Guided Highlights” tour of the Museum. This tour is often combined with a Words & Music workshop.
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Medallion Ceremony REVEALS THE HEART OF COUNTRY MUSIC
Record executive Jerry Bradley, record-setting duo
Bryan, Ralph Emery, James Gregory, Reba McEntire,
Brooks & Dunn, and singer, songwriter, producer, and
the McCrary Sisters, Old Crow Medicine Show with
publisher Ray Stevens became members of the Country
Jerry Pentecost and Molly Tuttle, Ricky Skaggs, Marty
Music Hall of Fame in the Museum’s annual Medallion
Stuart, Travis Tritt, Bud Wendell, Trisha Yearwood, and
Ceremony on October 20, 2019.
Yola. At night’s end, Reba and the McCrary Sisters— daughters of Fairfield Four singer Rev. Sam McCrary—
The new Hall of Fame members were saluted with stories
led the house in a rousing rendition of “Will the Circle
and songs from Keith Bilbrey, Brothers Osborne, Luke
Photo: Brothers Osborne perform Brooks & Dunn’s “Brand New Man” at the 2019 Medallion Ceremony.
Photo: Yola performs “Jolene” in tribute to new Country Music Hall of Fame member Jerry Bradley.
Luke Bryan congratulates Ronnie Dunn and Kix Brooks after performing their hit â€œRed Dirt Roadâ€? at the Medallion Ceremony.
Marty Stuart, 2019 Artist-in-Residence, and His Fabulous Superlatives perform on the stage of the CMA Theater. Left to Right: Kenny Vaughan, Stuart, Harry Stinson, Chris Scruggs.
Hatch Show Print PRESERVES THROUGH PRODUCTION Hatch Show Print is one of America’s oldest letterpress print shops. Since 1992, it has been a part of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. In 2019, Hatch Show Print celebrated 140 years of printing. As part of the 2019 National Football League (NFL) Draft, hosted in Nashville, Hatch Show Print was commissioned to develop custom commemorative posters for each of the NFL’s thirty-two teams. Following the Draft, Hatch Show Print offered a limited run of posters for purchase by NFL fans, resulting in over 10,000 prints sold. In June, Hatch Show Print hosted Wayzgoose, an annual conference for the letterpress printing community, offering workshops, printing history presentations, social gatherings, and a day of printing on the street with a steamroller.
Photo: On board a steamroller printer, Stephanie Carpenter with the Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum in Two Rivers, Wisconsin, participates in Hatch’s 140th anniversary celebration and the Wayzgoose for printmakers.
Digital Programs MOVE THE MISSION BEYOND OUR WALLS
In 2019, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum launched Voices in the Hall, a podcast filled with mission-relevant conversation and music. Museum director, producer, and writer Peter Cooper hosted conversations with Jimmie Allen, Dierks Bentley, Kane Brown, Sam Bush, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Rosanne Cash, Dave Cobb, Jessi Colter, Larry Gatlin, Emmylou Harris, Sierra Hull, Nick Lowe, Buddy and Julie Miller, Linda Ronstadt, Ricky Skaggs, Ray Stevens, The War and Treaty, and Charlie Worsham. Voices in the Hall episodes are recorded in the Museum’s audio lair by master engineer Alan Stoker, the son of Country Music Hall of Fame member Gordon Stoker (The Jordanaires). 2019 also brought the premiere of Unbroken Circle, a video series that explores the connections between country music’s past, present, and future by linking an artist featured in the American Currents exhibit with the larger story told in the Museum. The first season follows singer-songwriter Carly Pearce as she visits the Museum’s galleries, Frist Library and Archives, and Historic RCA Studio B. Over the course of several days, Pearce digs for inspiration, learns more about the artists who have influenced her, and makes memories at the Museum along with her friends and collaborators busbee, Michael Ray, Jeannie Seely, and Emily Shackelton. The series is available, including bonus content, on YouTube.
Photo: Carly Pearce and busbee collaborate in 2019’s Unbroken Circle video series at Historic RCA Studio B.
Restricted: Preservation and Education 70%
OPERATING INCOME AND EXPENSE* REVENUE
***Includes the Archival Permanent Endowment Fund, which is held by
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee for the Museum’s benefit.
(dollar amounts in millions)
(dollar amounts in millions)
THE MUSEUM’S ECONOMIC IMPACT IN 2019
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum contributes significantly to Nashville’s prosperity, generating an economic
impact of more than $81 million in 2019, according to the Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 Calculator. Additionally, 2,342
2019 OPERATING INCOME*
2019 OPERATING EXPENSE*
full-time equivalent jobs were supported by the Museum and its audiences, and $8.3 million in revenue was generated for local and state government.
Museum Programs and Services
Restaurant and Catering
In its ongoing commitment to sustainability, the Museum has formalized effective practices across all
Hatch Show Print
departments. These sustainability-focused practices include: landfill diversion through composting, recycling,
and proper disposal of glass; all-staff education; accessible equipment and color-coded receptacles; all compostable food/drink containers and utensils; food donations; participation in regional and national sustainability programs; and purchase and use of environmentally friendly cleaning products. As a result, more than 145 tons of trash were diverted in 2019, while 21,800 meals were provided for Middle Tennesseans through food donations.
*The 2019 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.
2019 by the Numbers 1,297,433 PEOPLE visited the Museum.
12 EXHIBITIONS curated and presented.
participated in 1,450 hands-on educational programs.
engaged in Museum programs for schools.
toured Historic RCA Studio B.
142,434 DIGITAL FILES
available online, with more than 1,173 photographs, recordings, and documents accessed daily at Digi.CountryMusicHallofFame.org.
hosted at the Museum.
printed in 700 custom jobs by Hatch Show Print.
8,824 NEWS STORIES
featured the Museum and its programs, reaching 6.8 billion people.
contributed 20,690 hours of service, valued at $526,147*.
provided for Middle Tennesseans through the donation of 11,161 pounds of food.
145 TONS OF TRASH
diverted from landfills using award-winning sustainability practices.
*According to Independent Sector research.
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2019 Annual Fund Donors 100,000+ City National Bank Country Music Association Ford Motor Company Fund Martha Rivers Ingram Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission Mike Curb Family Foundation National Historical Publications & Records Commission Taylor Swift Willard & Pat Walker Charitable Foundation
25,000 – $99,999 Academy of Country Music AEG Live AEG Presents Nashville LLC Del and Carolyn Bryant The Clarke Family Foundation CMA Foundation Bill and June Denny Sally Friedman Hilton Worldwide Institute of Museum and Library Services Joel A. Katz Bob and Nan Kingsley Milom Horsnell Crow Kelley Beckett Shehan PLC National Endowment for the Humanities Please Be Seated PNC Riverview Foundation The Shehab Family Clarence and Ann Spalding Springer Mountain Farms SunTrust Tennessee Arts Commission Laura Turner
10,000 – $24,999 Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage American Airlines B.A.N.C. Big Machine Label Group BMI Roger and Jennifer Brown Ann and Frank Bumstead Carter Vintage Guitars The Chet Atkins Music Education Fund* Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated David and Karen Conrad Creative Artists Agency Rick and Kit Crump Mark and Sheryl Donnell DRI DUCK Eclipse Music Group Senator Bill and Tracy Frist Holly Gleason The Harlan Family
HCA Foundation Lon and Anne Helton Jackson National Life Insurance Company JPMorgan Chase & Co. Naomi Judd Miranda Lambert Anne and Kurt Locher Loeb & Loeb LLP Luckenbach Texas, Inc. Dustin Lynch Reba McEntire The Memorial Foundation O’Neill Vintners & Distillers Palisades Hudson Financial Group John Prine Family Shannon Rotenberg Ruble and Brenda Sanderson Mr. and Mrs. James C. Seabury III Sony Music Nashville Margaret and Chris Stewart George Strait Josh Turner Judy and Steve Turner Vector Management W Nashville Jonathan and Elizabeth Weiswasser Wells Fargo Whip Fund Raising, LLC Zaxby’s 5,000 – $9,999 Anonymous Gus Arrendale Balsam Hill Raymond L. Beck and Dr. Deborah Hatton (1952–2018) The Bluestem Foundation The Cal Turner Family Foundation, Inc. Mr. John Carter Cash and Mrs. Ana Cristina Cash Duane Clark and Kristi Goodwin CMT: Country Music Television Cumulus Media Curb | Word Entertainment Robert and Susan Deaton Don Gibson American Music Foundation Kerri Edwards Electronic Arts Enterprise Solutions First Tennessee Bank Sondra and Bill Fondren Joe and Phran Galante Al and Karen Giombetti Ron Harman The Honorable Mary Harper Heads Up Penny Foundation, Inc. Hemphill Brothers Coach Company Bruce and Gale Hinton KCCS Productions, Inc.
Kendra Scott Design, Inc. Lee, Danner & Bass, Inc. LH Productions LLC George and Betsy Matthews Art and Roxanne Coats McDonald William J. Tyne, Jr. Music City Tents and Events The Nail Family Foundation Josh and Toni Osborne Mr. and Mrs. Colin Reed Allen Reynolds Frank and Jessica Rogers David and Susana Ross Ryman Hospitality Properties Karen and Chris Segal Blake Shelton Dr. Neil and Ruth Smith The Triple T Foundation Seab and Patti Tuck Christi and Jay Turner Laura Weber White and Jeff White William Morris Endeavor Ernie and Jerry Williams Kathy and Mark Wright 1,000 – $4,999 Trace Adkins Gary Allan Anderson Benson Anthem Entertainment Aqua Bella Day Spa & Hair Studio Cyndae Arrendale and Gus Bussey Asurion Rosemary Atwood David and Wanda Baker Jackie Baker William Bannister Randall and Kelly Bart Jim and Rachel Beavers Thomas and Amanda Beck Earl and Janet Bentz Big Loud Records Woody and Carol Bomar Julie Boos Scott and Sandi Borchetta Borman Entertainment Bradley Law Firm Eddie Brawner and Sharon Hornback Brawner George and Audra Briner Dave and Beth Brooks Tony Brown Nina and Ray Burghard Malinda Burns and Dawn Linn C&B Hearn Foundation Jackie Campbell Buddy Cannon Mary Chapin Carpenter Carnival Music
Rosanne Cash Fred and Deborah Cassetty Charlie and Moll Anderson Foundation Karen Clark-FirstBank Kay Clary Mitsy and Phillip Clendenin David and Sallylou Cloyd Bradley T. Collins Senator Bob and Elizabeth Corker Kim and Mike Corwin Elvis Costello Will and Isabel Dale David Adams Wealth Group Robert and Mallory Davies Mark DeLelys and Steve Tucker Scott Dillon Gary and Debbie Doebler Dollar General Literacy Foundation Dr. David Duong Dreams of the Heartland Foundation, Inc. Tim DuBois Mike Dungan Susan H. Edwards Patrick G. Emery Peggy Emmons Michael and Kristin Eskind John and Chantel Esposito Bebe and Frank Evans Sheryl Feutz-Harter William and Denise Finard FirstBank Debi Fleischer-Robin & Charles Robin Toni, Corey and Ryman Shafer Frizzell Julia and Richard Fudge Andrew and Julie Galbierz Susan K. Gearhart Tracy Gershon and Steve Fishell Bobbi Gibson Go To Team Marianne Goode, All Media Music Group, Inc. Drs. Anne Guyot and Rachel Shoemaker Ben and Hannah Hall Aubrey B. Harwell Jr. Tricia and Robbie Hayes Scott and Teri Hendricks Craig and Marsha Hildreth Faith Hill and Tim McGraw Hilton Downtown Nashville Wendall S. Hinkle and Carolyn Kmieck Robert and Patty Hoffmann Holman Cellars James Horner Doug and Linda Howard Dann and Sherri Huff John and Dawn Huie Humanities Tennessee Keel and Marsha Hunt Sam Hunt Vicki and Steven Hurinenko The Johnny Cash Museum Mary Jo and Jelly Roll Johnson Douglas and Sue Joyce Andrew Kintz Alison Krauss
Nancy Kruh and Sarah Wilke Kwerd Music LLC Leadership Nashville Foundation Lipman Brothers & R. S. Lipman Company Susan C. Loudermilk Tomi Lunsford and Warren Denney Peter and Margaret Macdonald Libby and Nick MacPhee Katie McCartney Greg and Ann McNair Chuck Mead and Brenda Colladay Rachael and Dirk Melton Max and Mary Merrell Mark Milberger Amanda and Mike Molinar Monster Energy Rita Montesi and Art Baerlin Patrick and Catherine Moore Stephanie Moore Craig and Karen Morgan Music Producers Institute Music Row Nashville Scene Kevin and Suzanne Nelson Donna and Gerald Nicely Mark and Kathy O’Brien-Streets Robert Oermann and Mary Bufwack Oh Boy Records Dianne and Kent Oliver Omni Nashville Hotel Kerry O’Neil Michael O’Neill Kayla Ott Gary and Jan Overton Debbie Parsley Ralph Peer II Pinnacle Financial Partners Mark and Tina Piper Household Lisa Price Lisa and Jack Purcell Benjamin R. Rechter Rabbit and DeAnne Redman Don and Connie Richardson Ken and Holly Rivera Delphine and Ken Roberts Mary Roskilly and Chuck Miller Darius Rucker Missy and Phil Russ Steven and Joan Sampson Michael and Liz Schatzlein Stacey and Don Schlitz J.R. Schumann Gary Scruggs Dolores Seigenthaler Shayne Foundation David and Pamela Shymkus Deborah and David Simon Adrianne and Tony Simonetti John A. and Mary Cook Singleton SitelogIQ Spotify Jean Stoker Catherine C. Sullivan Cole Swindell
T & T Family Foundation Tennessee Brew Works Troy and Sylvia Tomlinson The TR Family Trust Universal Music Group Nashville Mary N. Wade and DeeDee Wade Stephanie Wagner and Christa Cruikshank Steven F. and Lori L. Walker Bayard and Rosemary Walters Merry Beth Ward Warner Music Nashville Katherine Watkins Moshe and Libby Werthan Mark Magnuson and Steve Westfield Wiles + Taylor & Co., P.C. Sally Williams Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks Erwin and Linda Workman Brett Young Curtis and Libby Young Kyle Young 500 – $999 Dane Bryant and L. Lee Wilson Philip Bredesen and Andrea Conte Dallas Museum of Art Mac and Lise Davis Crystal Dishmon Laura Turner Dugas Farris, Self & Moore James Feeney Connie Harrington Steve and Kay Horrell Darrell Ida INSBANK International Seminar Design, Inc. Stu Jacobs Philip and Lynnsay Jones Richard and Carol Kottler Jeff and Bonnie Krich Rebecca Larson Blaine and Jolie Leeds Live Nation John Lott and Kim Fennell Elaine Lytle and Edith Snider Angie Martin-Burt and Jim Burt Nashville Smile Bar Karl Olsen Linda Parker Pennington Distilling Co. Provident Financial Management Joey and Lana Quinn Gary and Joanne Reamey Regions Bank Harvey and Catherine Sperling Studio Bank Trinchero Family Estates Cash and Lauren Tunstall Verizon Foundation Leigh Anne Wise and Thomas Slater
*A fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
Board of Officers and Trustees Steve Turner, Chairman E.W. “Bud” Wendell, Chairman Emeritus Vince Gill, President Kyle Young, CEO
Mark Bloom David Conrad J. William Denny Rod Essig Al Giombetti, Executive Vice President Ken Levitan Mary Ann McCready David Ross, Secretary Steve Turner, Chairman Ernie Williams, Treasurer Jody Williams
Photo: Kacey Musgraves and her husband, Ruston Kelly, left, enjoy a special moment with family and friends at the opening of Kacey Musgraves: All of the Colors.
DONORS TO THE COLLECTION Back Door, LLC Katherine Beakes Herb & Lynn Berry Earl Caldwell Sam Callahan Larry J. Carter Rosanne Cash Chet Atkins Professional Property Trust Terry Chinnock David Conrad Country Music Association Brent Coursey Bruce Cutler Charlie Dauphin Ralph Emery Estate of Elizabeth Schlappi Estate of Fred Foster Florentine Films Jimi Foglesong Jon Ford Chris Gantry Jim Gilmore Douglas B. Green Jerry K. Green Tom T. Hall Russell Hanberry Emmylou Harris
Charlotte Cummins Hunter Janis Ian John Hartford Office, LLC Bonnie Jolt Nan Kingsley Let’s Get Moving! Little Big Town Liz Masterson Estate John Lomax III Debra Jean Loy Karen Miller Charlie Monk Tiffany Morton Al Moss Fritz Mulhauser Willie Murphy Peter Nash Peter O’Brien Larry Odham Ron Ogata Tony Owens Jeff Prescott Vanessa Renner Ronny Robbins James Rosen Andrew Smith Theresa Smith Marty Stuart Eddie Stubbs Joe Suglia Brent Taylor
Juli Thanki Aaron Watson Richard Weize Danny Wendell Wayne White Trisha Yearwood Jerry Zolten
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 Mike and Linda Curb Peggy Emmons Susan K. Gearhart Mrs. Don Gibson Holly Gleason Bruce and Gale Hinton Jim Horner Nan and Bob Kingsley Greg Oswald Stephanie Wagner and Christa Cruikshank Cindy Walker Kyle Young
100+ HOUR VOLUNTEERS We are grateful for the following volunteers who gifted 100 or more hours of their time and talents in support of the Museum’s 2019 programs.
Bobby Campbell David Cloyd Sallylou Cloyd Jean Crosby Donald Dixon Linda Emerson Candace Gilligan Mark Gilligan Joe Haase Mary Jean Jewell Larry Johnson Dennis Lassiter Lynn Nolan Buddy Norris Jenna Olivo Lindsey Read JoAnn Siegienski Wesley Speulda Hank Woerner
Connie Bradley Emmylou Harris Bruce Hinton Kenneth Roberts E.W. “Bud” Wendell Janice Wendell
Earl Bentz Dave Cobb Mike Dungan Vince Gill, President Randy Goodman Lon Helton Keel Hunt Donna Nicely Gary Overton Jim Seabury Bill Simmons Clarence Spalding Chris Stewart Troy Tomlinson Jay Turner Susan Wente Marcus Whitney Tim Wipperman Sarah Trahern, Ex-Officio
LEGAL COUNSEL Christian A. Horsnell W. Michael Milom Molly Shehan
Circle Guard The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Circle Guard unites and celebrates individuals who have given their time, talent, and treasure to safeguard the integrity of country music and make it accessible to a global audience through the Museum. The Circle Guard designation ranks as the grandest distinction afforded to those whose unwavering commitment to the Museum protects the legacies of the members of the Country Music Hall of Fame, and, by extension, the time-honored achievements of all who are part of the country music story. Steve Turner, Founder Kyle Young, Commander General David Conrad J. William Denny Mary Ann McCready Seab Tuck
Support Our funders, volunteers, and donors give generously to help the Museum fulfill its mission. Join us in our work to share the enduring beauty of this music with a growing audience.
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Photo: A young writer learns song fundamentals at a summer Songwriting Camp.
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