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Buddy Miller becomes Country Music Hall artist in residence

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 – Producer, guitarist, songwriter and singer Buddy Miller will bring his guitar, his songs and his favorite collaborators when he takes the Ford Theater stage as the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's 2010 Artist-in-Residence.

Miller, who has played with everyone from Emmylou Harris to Robert Plant and Allison Krauss, will serve as host and curator for shows on Aug. 10, 17 and 24.

Miller's residency marks the official re-opening of the Museum's Ford Theater, which was damaged in the flood that hit Nashville in May.

For the first time, attendees will have a choice of ticket options for each performance, including packages that provide dinner, reserved parking and a commemorative Hatch Show Print poster. Galleries will be open to all ticket holders prior to each performance beginning at 5:15 p.m.

Established in 2003, the residency program annually honors a musical master who can be credited with contributing a large and significant body of work to the canon of American popular music. Honorees are given a blank canvas - the acoustically clear 213-seat Ford Theater - and are encouraged to lend their own creative brushstrokes to an up-close-and-personal musical experience. Previous honorees include Cowboy Jack Clement, Earl Scruggs, Tom T. Hall, Guy Clark, Kris Kristofferson, Jerry Douglas and Vince Gill.

In addition to his own records, Miller has produced Solomon Burke, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Patty Griffin, Allison Moorer, Robert Plant and Vigilantes of Love. His songs have been recorded by Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn, the Dixie Chicks, Lee Ann Womack and others.

"Buddy Miller is a one of those rare, gifted musicians who has not only built an impressive resume of relevant, multilayered compositions and recordings that document the pain, joy and triumph of the human experience, but who also possesses a genuine passion for facilitating the visions of others through producing, songwriting and musical accompaniment," said Museum Director Kyle Young. "His unflinching dedication to his craft, along with his collaborative spirit, makes him a perfect fit for the Museum's artist-in-residence series.

"To hear Buddy on record, or to hear his songs interpreted by others, is a good introduction, but hearing and seeing him live in an intimate environment is to understand his essence and feel his humanity. In our residency tradition, we are privileged to give him our stage as his home and we are certain he will make all who attend feel as if they are sitting in his living room while he plays just for them."

Miller residency event tickets can be purchased exclusively by museum members for $40 beginning Friday, July 16 at 9 a.m. by visiting the museum's web site (A one-year museum membership is $35, and ticket buyers must purchase membership prior to the on-sale date). Tickets will go on sale for $45 to the general public at 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 20, and should be purchased via the web site. There is a four-ticket limit, per show, to each order. For more information, call (615) 416-2001 or visit the Museum's Web site.

Special packages available include:

Dinner Package-$99 ($90 for members) Includes a plated meal provided by the museum's Two Twenty-Two Grill & Catering, a performance ticket and reserved parking.

Member Subscription Package--$120 (members only) Includes one ticket to each Miller performance and a handmade Hatch Show Print poster commemorating the event.

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