Jason Isbell Earns Special Role at Country Music Hall of Fame
The Country Music Hall of Fame has selected one of Americana music's most influential modern voices as its latest artist-in-residence. Jason Isbell has been tapped for the special role, which includes three performances inside the museum's CMA Theatre throughout December of 2017.
The trailblazing star garnered two Grammy Awards in 2016 for Best Americana Album and Best Americana Roots Song for Something More Than Free and "24 Frames," respectively, and has been decorated on numerous occasions from the Americana Music Honors & Awards, in addition to a earning host of critical acclaim for his work. His 2017 project, The Nashville Sound, is up for Album of the Year at the 2017 CMA Awards.
“Jason is a tremendously accomplished performer whose songwriting skills have set him on a path to join the lofty ranks of writing legends like Kristofferson and Prine,” CMHOF CEO Kyle Young says in a press release. “He will be our fourteenth artist-in-residence, and also our youngest, but the stellar work that he has done already in his career proves that he belongs in such august company. We are thrilled to welcome him for what will be three unforgettable performances. It is a bonus that he takes the stage while he is featured in the museum’s exhibit American Currents: The Music of 2016.”
The artist-in-residence series launched in 2003 and has featured a variety of respected musicians including Alan Jackson, Kris Kristofferson, Rosanne Cash and Kenny Rogers. Isbell perform as part of his artist-in-residence on Dec. 5, 12 and 19 at 7 p.m. CT. Tickets go on sale Friday (Oct. 27).
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