NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum welcomes renowned songwriter John Prine 2 p.m. May 20 to the Ford Theater to discuss his new book, “Beyond Words.”
The program will be streamed live at www.countrymusichalloffame.org/streaming.
Published by Oh Boy Records, the songbook features lyrics with guitar chords, stories, handwritten song drafts and more than 100 photographs from Prine’s personal collection.
“If God’s got a favorite songwriter, I think it’s John Prine,” said Kris Kristofferson, Country Music Hall of Fame member whose early 1970s discovery of Prine in a Chicago tavern helped catapult the former mailman into the national consciousness.
Museum editor Peter Cooper will host Prine in conversation about his new book, songs, and songwriting. The program will provide a rare window into the process and personality of a writer who became a favorite of luminaries including Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Merle Haggard, Jason Isbell, Stephen King, and Roger Waters.
Presented in support of the exhibit “American Currents: The Music of 2016,” the Prine interview is included with museum admission and is free to museum members. Seating is limited. Program passes are required for admittance and will be distributed two hours prior to the program start time. Prine’s book, “Beyond Words,” will be available for purchase in the museum store.
For more information, visit www.countrymusichalloffame.org.
About The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum
The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum collects, preserves, and interprets country music and its history for the education and entertainment of diverse audiences. In exhibits, publications, and educational programs, the museum explores the cultural importance and enduring beauty of the art form. The museum is operated by the Country Music Foundation, a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) educational organization chartered by the state of Tennessee in 1964. The museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, and in 2015 welcomed over one million patrons, placing it among the ten most-visited history museums in the U.S. The Country Music Foundation operates Historic RCA Studio BTM, Hatch Show Print® poster shop, CMF Records, the Frist Library and Archive, and CMF Press. Museum programs are supported by Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission, Tennessee Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
More information about the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is available at www.countrymusichalloffame.org or by calling 615-416-2001.
Contact Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum:
Andrea Rizk 615-416-2024 firstname.lastname@example.org
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