Tue. Dec 6th, 2022

Pictured (L-R): Circle Guard members David Conrad, Jerry Williams and Mary Ann McCready; Delphine Roberts, the spouse of Ken Roberts who accepted on his behalf; Emmylou Harris and Circle Guard members Kyle Younger, Seab Tuck, Ken Levitan and Invoice Denny. Picture: Courtesy of the Nation Music Corridor of Fame and Museum

Ken Roberts has been appointed the latest provoke to the Nation Music Corridor Of Fame And Museum’s Circle Guard in recognition of his vital contributions to the museum.

Emmylou Harris introduced the honour throughout an intimate luncheon on the CMA Theater stage on the Nation Music Corridor of Fame and Museum.

Roberts served on the museum’s board between 1996 and 2006, transitioning to Trustee Emeritus in 2016. When he served as president and CEO of the Frist Basis, he guided the Frist Basis’s 1997 management reward that helped make attainable the museum’s transfer from Music Row to its present downtown location. That assist additionally enabled the right preservation and presentation of the Frist Library and Archive, which homes the museum’s assortment of images, sound recordings, movies, periodicals, and extra. An achieved pianist, Roberts has additionally made essential contributions to Nashville’s civic and cultural life for many years.

The Circle Guard celebrates people whose highest-level contributions of time, expertise and treasure to the Nation Music Corridor of Fame and Museum safeguard the integrity of nation music and make it accessible to a world viewers. The Circle Guard recognition ranks as the very best distinction afforded these benefactors who exhibit an unwavering dedication to the museum and its mission. That is the third 12 months wherein the Circle Guard’s ranks have expanded because the designation was launched by Circle Guard Founder Steve Turner in 2018.

Annually, for the 2 weeks main as much as the Medallion Ceremony—which is the formal induction into the Nation Music Corridor of Fame for its three latest members—the Circle Guard members share the life tales of these celebrated within the Corridor of Fame Rotunda by main the Street to the Corridor of Fame: Ceremony of Remembrance and Salute. The annual ceremony, open to all museum guests and occurring every day for 2 weeks, pays tribute to every of the Nation Music Corridor of Fame’s yearly courses and their inducted members.

Roberts joins present members David Conrad, Invoice Denny, Ken Levitan, Mary Ann McCready, Mike Milom, Seab Tuck, Steve Turner, Jerry Williams and Kyle Younger.

Hollabaugh, a employees author at MusicRow journal, has over 20 years of music enterprise expertise and has written for publications together with American Profile, CMA Shut Up, Nashville Arts And Leisure, The Boot and Nation Weekly. She has a Broadcast Journalism and Speech Communication diploma from Texas Christian College, (go Horned Frogs), and welcomes your suggestions or story concepts at [email protected] Newest posts by Lorie Hollabaugh (see all)

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