Music and Memories of Grandpa Jones

Country

October 20, 2013, will mark the 100th anniversary of Grandpa Jones's birth. Known for his exuberant clawhammer banjo playing, novelty songs like "Mountain Dew," and his comedic and musical contributions to Hee Haw and the Grand Ole Opry, the late Louis Marshall Jones championed old-time music from the 1930s into the 1990s. His fondness for older country songs and for country's gospel quartet tradition further endeared him to millions. Grandpa's wife and co-performer Ramona Riggins Jones, Hee Haw producer Sam Lovullo, Monument Records founder Fred Foster, and guitarist Doyle Dykes who performed with Jones and Monument Records - along with other Jones family members and friends will celebrate Grandpa's life and legacy by sharing memories and performing some of his favorite songs. Presented in support of Artober Nashville. Visit ArtoberNashville.com for more information. See Program Pass guidelines for admission to this program.

Museum admission or Museum membership required for program admittance. Due to limited seating, a program pass is required for your complimentary seat at all Songwriter Sessions and Special Programs. Passes will be available at the Museum two hours prior to the start of the program, on a first-come, first-served basis, unless otherwise specified. Your pass does not guarantee you a seat after the program begins. Seating is general admission.

 

Sat, Oct 19 | 1:30 PM
The Country Music Hall of Fame
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