Tuesday, February 10, 2015

A Day in Nashville- Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum


Needless to say the musicians who make it into a Hall of Fame have to have done some great stuff. Roger Miller earned 11 Grammy Awards- and they are right there in the Country Music Hall of Fame. 

Ricky Skaggs is one of the top country and bluegrass musicians around- and he's been doing it for years. Here's his mandolin he played in January 1962 at age 7 on the Flatt and Scruggs TV show and his CMA Male Vocalist of the year from 1982.
Ralph Stanley- a legend! Here is the display honoring his "retirement". He may have said "Farewell"' but we did see him last year at the Opry.

And Stanley's Grammy for the soundtrack of O Brother Where Are Thou? the movie that gave Bluegrass and country music a real boost that hasn't let up.

One of my musical heroes is John Hartford. Gentle on my mind is only one example of his musicianship. Below are his Grammys and on the right, the shoes he wore to make a percussion accompaniment while onstage.

More to come later. It was quite a place to visit!!!

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