Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum To Close Throughout the End of March
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, along with Hatch Show Print, Historic RCA Studio B and the CMA…
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, along with Hatch Show Print, Historic RCA Studio B and the CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, will close temporarily due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus.
The Nashville-area locations will close their doors at the close of business today, Friday, March 13, 2020, through Tuesday, March 31, 2020.
“The health and safety of our guests and staff is our top priority,” said Kyle Young, CEO, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. “While there have not been any confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) connected to the museum at this time, we must do all that we can to help ensure a safe and healthy environment for our visitors, employees and community, which at this time calls for us to close temporarily.”
According to a press release, all shows scheduled at the CMA Theater for the month of March have been either postponed or cancelled. Fans can visit CMATheater.com for additional details.
Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.