'All For The Hall' New York Is A Rousing Success
October 7, 2015 at 2:03 PM (PT)
Country artists BRAD PAISLEY, CARRIE UNDERWOOD, VINCE GILL and EMMYLOU HARRIS were joined by PAUL SIMON for a sold-out performance at PLAYSTATION THEATER during the "ALL FOR THE HALL" fundraising concert for the COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM (CMHOF) (NET NEWS 7/7). The acoustic, guitar-pull style performances focused on the singing and songwriting chops of the artists, who have combined for a total of 56 GRAMMY AWARD wins collectively.
The showcase did not feature a set list, but instead allowed performers to decide what to sing on the spur of the moment, inspired by what someone else had just played or the mood they were in as their turn came around. The famous five were also joined on stage by a group of sixth graders from the PELHAM GARDENS MIDDLE SCHOOL in the BRONX, who performed an original song written by LIZ ROSE using lyrics the students had written entitled "Everybody's Perfect." The performance ushered in the first of the night's multiple standing ovations from the VIP crowd.
The proceeds from the "ALL FOR THE HALL NEW YORK" event netted more than $150,000 in total, which will be earmarked for the CMHOF's education department.