The lineup, which entertained a sold-out crowd of nearly 14,000 fans, included Urban, The Band Perry, Blue Sky Riders, Diamond Rio, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, The Oak Ridge Boys, Pistol Annies, Rascal Flatts, Thompson Square and Country Music Hall of fame members Vince Gill, Alabama, Merle Haggard and Don Williams.
“This museum, and country music in general, could not ask for greater ambassadors and caretakers than Vince Gill and Keith Urban,” said Museum Director Kyle Young. “They have such a reverence for this music’s history, and are passionate about its future. The first We’re All for the Hall benefit, in 2009, was a game changer for this museum in terms of both fundraising and awareness, and this year’s show, the third, has again helped take this institution to another level.
For MusicRow’s review of the evening’s performance, click here.
Approximately $1.5 million has been raised by the benefit show’s three-year run. Proceeds will be invested in the care of the institution’s rare and unduplicated collection, its schedule of school and public programs, and core exhibition enhancements.
Most recently the Chet Atkins: Certified Guitar Player exhibition, originally scheduled to close June 11, 2012, has been extended through July 15, 2012. Additional public programs for the exhibit will include an April 28 interview with Jerry Bradley, and a May 5 concert saluting Jerry Reed. Both programs will also be streamed live. For more information, click here.
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