TENILLE TOWNES AND JOSH KEAR TO BE FEATURED IN SONGWRITERS SESSION AT THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME® AND MUSEUM SATURDAY, JUNE 23

WHO: Canadian-born singer-songwriter Tenille Townes and fellow Big Yellow Dog writer Josh Kearwill participate in a Songwriter Session at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum.
WHEN: Saturday, June 23 at 11:30 a.m.
WHAT: Tenille Townes and Josh Kear will perform and share stories behind the songs they have written. Townes writes for publisher Big Yellow Dog and is working on her debut album with Nashville producer Jay Joyce. Fellow Big Dog writer Kear has written thirteen #1 hits and won four Grammys. His hits include “I Don’t Dance” (Lee Brice), “Drunk on a Plane” (Dierks Bentley), “Drunk on You” (Luke Bryan), “God, Your Mama, and Me” (Florida Georgia Line and Backstreet Boys), “Need You Now” (Lady Antebellum), “Highway Don’t Care” (Tim McGraw), “Neon Light” (Blake Shelton), and “Before He Cheats” and “Blown Away” (Carrie Underwood).
WHERE: Presented by SunTrust, this program will take place in the museum’s Ford Theater. The program is included with museum admission, and is free to museum members. Seating is limited, and a program pass is required.
 
The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum collects, preserves, and interprets country music and its history for the education and entertainment of diverse audiences. In exhibits, publications, and educational programs, the museum explores the cultural importance and enduring beauty of the art form. The museum is operated by the Country Music Foundation, a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) educational organization chartered by the state of Tennessee in 1964. The museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, and for the last three years in a row has welcomed over one million patrons each year, placing it among the ten most-visited history museums in the U.S. The Country Music Foundation operates Historic RCA Studio BTM, Hatch Show Print® poster shop, CMF Records, the Frist Library and Archive, and CMF Press. Museum programs are supported by Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission, Tennessee Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts. More information about the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is available at www.countrymusichalloffame.orgor by calling (615) 416-2001.