The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is partnering some of country music’s finest with the instruments of legendary artists like Jimmie Rodgers, Keith Whitley and Johnny Cash for one-time-only concert to raise money for the museum, which has been closed for nearly 6 months.
Dubbed “BIG NIGHT at the Museum,” the concert will feature instruments on display at the museum, which will be removed from their glass cases and placed in the hands of artists like Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley and more.
The full list of performers and instruments includes:
-Alison Brown plays Earl Scruggs’s 1930 Gibson RB Granada banjo
-Kane Brown sings a Randy Travis hit with accompaniment on Travis’s Gibson J-185KOA guitar
-Carlene Carter plays the 1928 Gibson L-5 guitar that belonged to her grandmother Maybelle Carter
-Rodney Crowell pays tribute to songwriters Guy Clark and Boudleaux and Felice Bryant
-Emmylou Harris uses Boudleaux Bryant’s 1961 Martin guitar to partner with Crowell on a Bryant classic.
-Miranda Lambert plays John Prine’s David Russell Young custom-made guitar
-Ashley McBryde plays Loretta Lynn’s 1956 Gibson J-50 guitar
-Country Music Hall of Fame member Reba McEntire pays homage to Patsy Cline
-Tim McGraw plays Keith Whitley’s C.W. Parsons acoustic guitar
-Keb’ Mo’ plays the 1928 custom Weymann guitar that belonged to Jimmie Rodgers
-Paisley plays Don Rich’s 1964 Fender Telecaster
-Country Music Hall of Fame member Ricky Skaggs plays Bill Monroe’s 1923 Gibson F-5 mandolin
-Country Music Hall of Fame member Marty Stuart plays Lester Flatt’s 1950 Martin D-28 guitar
-The War and Treaty pays tribute to Ray Charles
-Tyminski joins Paisley in performance, using Buck Owens’s red, white and blue American acoustic guitar Williams plays Johnny Cash’s customized Martin D-35S guitar
Stuart will host BIG NIGHT, and producer Dave Cobb will be on hand to oversee the sound production.
The show kicks off tonight at 8:00pm CT and you can watch it right here or on YouTube.
Here’s a little teaser: