Reba McEntire, Miranda Lambert, Marty Stuart and more to participate in digital Big Night (At the Museum) fundraiser for Country Music Hall of Fame
NASHVILLE, Tennessee – The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, in partnership with YouTube and the country music community, will stage the most ambitious digital fundraiser in the museum’s history, "Big Night (At the Museum)."
Premiering at 8 p.m. Oct. 28, the program will be free to view on the museum’s YouTube channel.
"Big Night" will generate support for the museum and its ongoing work with exhibitions and educational programs. Since the museum closed in mid-March due to COVID-19, it has suffered significant financial losses and has been forced to cancel many of its planned educational events, according to a news release.
The museum is reopening to the public Sept. 10 following its coronavirus closure.
The airing of "Big Night" in October on YouTube will support the institution’s ongoing work of education and interpretation. During the program, viewers will be encouraged to donate to the museum through YouTube Giving.
The pandemic created a unique set of circumstances that allowed staff to safely remove historic instruments from exhibit cases and be played. For "Big Night," instruments and artists are carefully paired according to emotional and artistic connections, according to a news release.
Participating artist include Country Music Hall of Fame member and Chockie native Reba McEntire, former Tishomingo resident Miranda Lambert, Alison Brown, Kane Brown, Carlene Carter, Rodney Crowell, Country Music Hall of Fame member Emmylou Harris, Ashley McBryde, Tim McGraw, Keb’ Mo’, Country Music Hall of Fame member Ricky Skaggs, Country Music Hall of Fame member-elect Marty Stuart and The War and Treaty. The event will be hosted by Stuart, with audio supervision by Dave Cobb.
More artists are slated to participate, and they will be announced in the coming weeks.
Information about the museum, its collection and education programs can be found on its website at www.CountryMusicHallofFame.org.