Country Music Hall of Fame And Museum To Extend Chet Atkins Exhibit
April 12, 2012 at 1:49 PM (PT)
THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM’S special exhibit CHET ATKINS: CERTIFIED GUITAR PLAY has now been extended through JULY 15th. The extension will allow viewings by the CHET ATKINS APPRECIATION SOCIETY who will visit NASHVILLE in JULY, as well as the interview with JERRY BRADLEY and the concert saluting JERRY REED.
On SATURDAY APRIL 28th, industry veteran JERRY BRADLEY will be interviewed by Senior Historian JOHN RUMBLE at 1:30p (CT) in the museum’s FORD THEATER. JERRY headed RCA NASHVILLE from 1973-82 and is greatly connected to the creation of Country’s “outlaw movement.” He will discuss his life, career, and the effect that CHET ATKINS had on him.
Then on SATURDAY MAY 5th, the GUITARY MAN: A TRIBUTE TO JERRY REED will also be held in the museums FORD THEATER, and will be begin at 1:30p (CT). JERRY was known for his innovative guitar playing and was mentored by ATKINS. Selections from REED’S catalog will be performed by THOM BRESH, CRAIG DOBBINS, JOHN KNOWLES, BRENT MASON, RICHARD SMITH, MARK THORNTON, DARRELL TONEY and SEAN WEAVER. The house band will consist of STEVE BRYANT, RIC MCCLURE, and MATT RAUM.
For more on the exhibit or ticket information, visit www.countrymusichalloffame.org.