Artist in Residence
To open a panel discussion about the late Marty Robbins, WSM radio personality Eddie Stubbs addressed the Country Music Hall of Fame member’s multiplicity of talents. Not only was Robbins “one of the most entertaining personalities in the history of country music,” Stubbs said. “He also was a phenomenal singer and a phenomenal songwriter. It seemed like everything he did, he did in a phenomenal way.”event details
When Roy Orbison co-wrote “Running Scared,” he planned on shifting into his falsetto voice to hit the difficult-to-reach high notes that close the song. But producer Fred Foster, after orchestrating the number, realized a falsetto wouldn’t be heard over the arrangement. So Foster asked Orbison to sing the high notes in his full, natural voice. Orbison said it couldn’t be done, but Foster persuaded him to give it a try.event details
A conversation with Hargus "Pig" Robbins resembles his music: relaxed, soulful, and wholly distinctive.event details
Poets and Prophets
March 24, 2007
Following the maxim “make it short, make it sweet, make it rhyme,” songwriting legend Hank Cochran has produced some of the greatest country songs ever recorded. He gave museum patrons a glimpse into his life and career Saturday (March 24), during a ninety-minute interview, with multimedia elements, in the museum’s Ford Theater.
Veteran Nashville musician Bob Moore, who has provided rhythmic support and ideas for more classic country hits than any other bassist, was honored Saturday in a poignant and informative two-hour program at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s Ford Theater.event details