Stars To Play Country Music Hall Of Fame Benefit

Vince Gill and Emmylou Harris are once taking the stage together to help out the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The show will also include performances from Sheryl Crow and Zac Brown.

The 2011 All For The Hall Benefit is set for Sept. 13 in Los Angeles at Club Nokia.. Last year Gill and Harris were joined by Lionel Richie, Taylor Swift and Kris Kristofferson.

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Bluestem Center for the Arts, Moorhead, Minn.

All For The Hall features a “guitar pull” format, which originated in the homes of Nashville songwriters who tried out new tunes for their fellow musicians. In addition to taking turns swapping songs, the singer-songwriters will share some stories and personal recollections.

This year’s event marks the third consecutive time the fundraiser has been held in Los Angeles. All For The Hall was launched in 2005 as the museum’s first non-bricks-and-mortar fundraising campaign. Proceeds from the event help the museum achieve long-term financial security, providing a safety net for the institution and its work.

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CMA Music Festival, Nashville, Tenn.

“California, with its rich country music history, has proven to be a supremely appropriate and welcoming location for this event,” said museum director Kyle Young. “Our 2009 All for the Hall Los Angeles debut gave us an opportunity to focus on West Coast country music history and remind our guests that these artists and executives and their songs are a part of the story we both preserve and teach at the Museum. We built on that with last year’s event, during which we announced that the Museum’s next major exhibition will focus on Buck Owens, Merle Haggard and the Bakersfield Sound. We are very grateful for our warm welcome the past two years and look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones in September.”

Individual tickets are priced at $1,000 per seat. Seating for five can be purchased for $5,000 or seating for 10 for $10,000. The evening begins with a cocktail reception and dinner. To purchase tickets, contact Rachel Shapiro at [email protected] or by telephone at (615) 416-2069 or (800) 852-6437.