Opry Birthday Celebration
Join us for our month long celebration of the Grand Ole Opry's 78th birthday. It's your chance to meet Hall of Fame members, Charlie Louvin and Porter Wagoner, Hank Locklin, Jimmy C. Newman, Rebecca Lynn Howard, Josh Turner, the grand ladies of the Grand Ole Opry - featuring Jan Howard, Jeannie Seely, Goldie Hill, Cheryl White, and Sharon, along with authors Mary Bufwack and Robert K. Oermann - and so much more! Click here for detailed information.

To learn more about the Grand Ole Opry's festivities, Click here or visit opry.com.
Country Music Across America
Country Music Across America premiers November 4, on Great American Country. Country Music Across America will feature in-depth coverage of country music celebrities and the latest country music news. Each show will be filmed at The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. Superstar Vince Gill joins host Storme Warren for the debut show.

USA Network’s “Nashville Star” Kicks Off Second Season

“Nashville Star,” USA Network’s highly successful national country music talent search,
begins its second season in Nashville with an appearance by first “Nashville Star” winner
Buddy Jewell, at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. First day of auditions begin
at The Hall on October 22.

In its first season, “Nashville Star,” hosted by Nancy O’Dell, featured live performances
by 12 finalists.  They were judged by industry professionals and the television viewing
audience, as they competed for a recording contract with Sony Music Nashville.

“Nashville Star” launched the career of Columbia Records’ Buddy Jewell, who is nominated for the Horizon Award at this year’s Country Music Association Awards.  His self-titled debut CD entered the Billboard Country Albums chart at #1, while his debut single, “Help Pour Out the Rain (Lacey’s Song),” is currently at #4 on the Billboard country airplay chart.

Auditions (hosted by USA Network, Sony Music Nashville and WSIX Radio):
Wednesday, October 22, 2003

Open call:  Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum- Registration opens at 7:30 a.m.;
auditions begin at 8:30 a.m.
Thursday and Friday, October 23 and 24, 2003
Final rounds of auditions at Wildhorse Saloon, 120 Second Ave. North, Nashville
*Those auditioning must be solo (no bands) and be at least 18 years of age.

To find out more go to “Nashville Star”

The Hall of Fame® Debuts Music Magic

New Family Programming Series Includes Musical Instrument and Song Recording Workshops. Music Magic, a new family programming series at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum, will debut on Saturday, September 20, with a fiddle and violin workshop facilitated by Nashville Symphony violinist Allison Gooding and Grand Ole Opry fiddler Hoot Hester. Read More...

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