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Keith Urban and Vince Gill recruit country stars for Hall of Fame show

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Keith Urban and Vince Gill have enlisted country singers Trace Adkins, Roseanne Cash and Tim McGraw for a star-studded fundraiser concert benefiting the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Willie Nelson and Hank Williams Jr. will also hit the stage for Urban and Gill's We're All for the Hall show at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., on April 16. Money raised from the event will go to support preservation efforts and exhibitions at the museum.

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In a statement, museum director Kyle Young says, "The first three We're All for the Hall concerts raised approximately $1.5 million. Those dollars go toward our operating expenses, directly funding the care of our collection, exhibitions, programs and more. We are beyond grateful to Keith Urban and Vince Gill. They are two of country music's greatest stewards and ambassadors, and we are honored by what they have done for this institution. I'm certain that this year's We're All for the Hall show will not only be an important source of revenue for the museum, but a once-in-a-lifetime, only-in-Nashville concert for everyone lucky enough to attend."

Brantley Gilbert, Kid Rock, Kris Kristofferson, Loretta Lynn and Montgomery Gentry are also included in the event's all-star lineup.

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Feb 26, 2013 1:57PM
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Uhhh, the article stated that $1.5 million was raised from the first three concerts, not $71.6 million.

 

I do agree with you that most of what is being played over and over (and OVER...) on "Country" radio is not REAL country, but we've been here before.  Real country will one day come back, just the way Ricky Skaggs and George Strait brought it back in the early 80's

 

Any of you chumps out there who think that old-school country is "lame" should take a listen to any of the following - and this is just a start:

 

Ricky Skaggs - Country Boy

George Strait - Ace In The Hole

Steve Wariner - Life's Highway

 

This is your wake-up call on what you've been missing    :)

Feb 21, 2013 1:22PM
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Wow 71.6 million already raised and they are still begging for more? That's a lot of Kountry Kash and a curious reflection on this music's humble down home beginnings. They should sell off all the memorabilia from all those old fart country singers to raise some money! Nobody is going to care about REAL country music in the near future and these old relics will be worthless to all but a few. Out with the old and in with the new. Make room so future generations can marvel at Kid Rock's first pair of dirty ripped jeans and pics of his first tattoo session and maybe video of the time he got his penis or other body parts pierced And how about a special wing displaying all the little boxes and other equipment that make fuzzy buzzing guitar noises played by wanna be rock guitarists and drums that sound like trash cans being pummeled  that helped to kill REAL country music.
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