Country music superstar Keith Urban will be the subject of a career-spanning exhibition, which opens November 20, 2015, at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Keith Urban So Far… will run through May 2016 and will follow the multiple Grammy, CMA and ACM Award winner’s path to Nashville, where he’s become not only one of country music’s best-loved ambassadors, but one of the world’s most-respected musicians.
The exhibition will represent this journey with a wide array of historic and priceless memorabilia from Urban’s collection, including his 1989 Fender Custom Shop 40th Anniversary Telecaster “Clarence” and Levinson Blade electric guitar played by Urban on his first #1 song, “But for the Grace of God.” The shirt worn on the cover of his self-titled 1999 debut album will sit alongside handwritten song manuscripts, awards, and other documents from Urban’s scrapbooks of his childhood and teens.
Deck the Hall
Country star Tanya Tucker will kick off Deck the Hall at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum on Friday, Nov. 27. Festivities will begin at 4 p.m. with a brief performance from Tucker that will include her hits as well as some holiday classics. She will then light a thirty-foot-tall Christmas tree in the museum’s Mike Curb Conservatory. Following the performance and tree lighting, Tucker will sign copies of her CDs available for purchase in the Museum Store.
Tucker’s performance launches a month filled with music and cheer at the museum. As part of its annual Deck the Hall Concert Series, the museum will host a holiday performance every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in December beginning with Ricky Skaggs and the Whites on Dec. 2. On Dec. 9 “Little Miss Dynamite,” Brenda Lee, will light up the CMA Theater in her first-ever Nashville show. The museum will present an evening with Lonestar on Dec. 16. Finally, on Dec. 23, newly inducted Country Music Hall of Fame members the Oak Ridge Boys will take the CMA Theater stage to share their hits and Christmas favorites.
Tickets for all shows are on sale now and prices start at $32.50. For more information and to purchase tickets visit countrymusichalloffame.org/deckthehall2015.
In addition to the concert series the museum will offer many free-to-the-public activities that blend music, art, education and even Santa Claus, offering fun for the entire family. Throughout the holiday season, Santa Claus will be on hand for free photos with children of all ages on both Saturday and Sunday during Deck the Hall this year. Don’t miss Santa on Nov. 28-29, Dec. 5-6, Dec. 12-13 and Dec. 19-20.
Families can also enjoy cookie decorating on Sundays, Nov. 29, Dec. 6 and Dec. 20. Cookies—made from a Trisha Yearwood recipe—as well as icing and edible decorations, will be provided.