Country Music Hall of Fame is Expanding
Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum recently launched a three-year campaign to raise $75 million to expand its present facilities. The expansion will grow the Hall of Fame by 210,000 square feet, doubling space available for archival, educational, performance, meeting and recreational activities.
Hall of Fame chairman Steve Turner outlined the contours of the plan to a crowd of around 200 civic and music industry figures at the Hall's Ford Theater. Ricky Skaggs, Alan Jackson and fiddler Buddy Spicher performed at the ceremony as well.
The campaign is dubbed "Working on a Building: Country Music Lives Here" and takes the first part of its title from the song first recorded by the Carter Family in 1934 and made famous by Bill Monroe via his 1954 recording.
You can read more about the ceremony here.