The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum presents the world premiere of their free to all, ‘BIG NIGHT (At the Museum)’ special livestream on Wednesday, October 28 at 9PM ET/6PM PT, live on the museum’s YouTube channel.
The night promises exclusive performances by some of the biggest names in Country, while placing many of the genre’s most treasured instruments into the hands of today’s stars.
Produced in partnership with YouTube, the fundraiser aims to instill inspiration and public support for the nonprofit institution which has suffered significant financial losses as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
During the 'BIG NIGHT (At the Museum),' donations are encouraged via YouTube Giving and by texting ‘donate’ to (833) 977-2643. (Standard messaging rates may apply). All funds raised will support the museum’s Coronavirus Relief Fund, providing critically needed aid to sustain the world-class exhibits, as well as provide help in collection preservation, and educational programming.
Staged and filmed in the museum’s galleries and performance venues during its temporary closure, 'BIG NIGHT (At the Museum)' highlights Country music history and the passing of musical traditions from one generation to the next.
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Here’s the evening's epic lineup, including the pairings with historic instruments and/or the legendary artists each performer will tribute:
Alison Brown plays Earl Scruggs’s 1930 Gibson RB Granada banjo
Kane Brown sings a Randy Travis hit with accompaniment on Travis’s Gibson J-185KOA guitar
Carlene Carter plays the 1928 Gibson L-5 guitar that belonged to her grandmother Maybelle Carter
Rodney Crowell pays tribute to songwriters Guy Clark and Boudleaux and Felice Bryant
Country Music Hall of Fame member Emmylou Harris uses Boudleaux Bryant’s 1961 Martin guitar to partner with Crowell on a Bryant classic
Tim McGraw plays Keith Whitley’s C.W. Parsons acoustic guitar
Keb’ Mo’ plays the 1928 custom Weymann guitar that belonged to Jimmie Rodgers
Brad Paisley plays Don Rich’s 1964 Fender Telecaster
Country Music Hall of Fame member Ricky Skaggs plays Bill Monroe’s 1923 Gibson F-5 mandolin
Country Music Hall of Fame member Marty Stuart plays Lester Flatt’s 1950 Martin D-28 guitar and Monroe’s 1923 Gibson F-5 mandolin
The War and Treaty pays tribute to Ray Charles
Dan Tyminski joins Brad Paisley in performance, using Buck Owens’s red, white and blue American acoustic guitar
Lucinda Williams plays Johnny Cash’s customized Martin D-35S guitar
Don't miss Country music's 'BIG NIGHT (At the Museum)' on Wednesday, October 28 at 9PM ET/6PM PT only on YouTube.