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We Could: The Songwriting Artistry of Boudleaux and Felice Bryant

Presented by Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum at CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville TN

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We Could: The Songwriting Artistry of Boudleaux and Felice Bryant

During their distinguished careers, Country Music Hall of Fame members Boudleaux and Felice Bryant composed more than 6,000 songs, and more than 900 were recorded by artists working across genres. Among their many hits: “Bye Bye Love,” “Wake Up Little Susie,” “Country Boy,” and “Rocky Top.”

Boudleaux and Felice Bryant Exhibition Highlights

Items featured in We Could: The Songwriting Artistry of Boudleaux and Felice Bryant include handwritten lyrics, music and personal artifacts. Some highlights:

  • Complete collection of bound ledgers containing the Bryants’ original, handwritten lyrics and music for most of their songs, including “Bye Bye Love,” “Out Behind The Barn,” “Love Hurts,” “Come Live With Me,” “Rocky Top” and other classics
  • Violin used by Boudleaux Bryant when he was a young professional musician
  • Felice Bryant’s childhood prayer book, with a handwritten inscription noting her First Holy Communion at Wisconsin’s St. Casimir Church in 1937
  • Felice Bryant’s handwritten recipe for her renowned pasta sauce
  • The 1961 Martin 0-16NY guitar used by Boudleaux Bryant to write “Rocky Top
  • Wollensak 3M T-1500 reel-to-reel tape recorder, built in the 1950s and used by the Bryants to record song ideas and home demos

Source: Country Music Hall of Fame

ADMISSION INFO

Included with General Admission

$25.95/Adults (13+)
$23.95/Seniors (60+), Students and AAA Members
$22.95/Military
$15.95/Youth (Ages 6-12)
Free Admission/Children 5 and Under and Members

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

  • Dec 4, 2020 at 09:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Dec 5, 2020 at 09:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sat)
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Additional time info:

Open daily from 9am-5pm.
Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

LOCATION

CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

224 5th Avenue S., Nashville, TN 37203
(Neighborhood: Downtown)

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

If your event is being affected, canceled, or postponed due to the response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, please provide the details below.:

The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will reopen its galleries to the public at 9am Thursday, September 10, 2020. The day before, Wednesday, September 9, the Museum will open at the same hour for Museum members. Tours of Hatch Show Print and Historic RCA Studio B will resume in a limited capacity. The Taylor Swift Education Center will be closed to the public for the time being. All in-person programming remains on hiatus. All exhibitions that had opened before the Museum closed on March 13 have been extended. The Museum will reopen in alignment with Nashville Mayor John Cooper’s Roadmap for Reopening Nashville. Policies and procedures will help ensure a safe and healthy environment for guests, staff, and volunteers. In addition to being a part of the Good to Go Program, the Museum worked with the Metro Health Department’s Policy Department to review and refine safety protocols and procedures. Guidelines include: Masks for staff and guests over age 2 Temperature checks for staff and guests entering the building Intensified and expanded cleaning routines, which include disinfecting high-touch surfaces such as elevator buttons, touchscreens, and handrails Timed ticketing and touchless transactions

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