Carrie Underwood to Headline Hall of Fame Benefit in New York
The Big Apple will host two of country’s biggest stars and a couple of Hall of Famers this fall, in a fundraising concert that sends the proceeds right back to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. This year’s edition of the annual All for the Hall Benefit Concert will feature Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Vince Gill and Emmylou Harris in an intimate performance, Tuesday, October 6th, at the Best Buy Theater in Times Square.
The format hearkens back to the classic guitar-pull format, a Nashville staple for decades, in which a small group of musicians gather together, taking turns presenting their songs while the other artists look on or add harmony and instrumentation. The first All for the Hall New York was held in 2007, hosted by actor Ethan Hawke, and featured performances by Gill, along with Taylor Swift, Patty Griffin, Jewel, Shawn Colvin, Raul Malo, John Rich, Trisha Yearwood and Bill Anderson. In 2013, Rodney Crowell, Ashley Monroe, Gregg Allman and Train front man Pat Monahan were among the performers.
Proceeds from the event support the museum’s education programs, which teach audiences about the enduring beauty and cultural importance of country music. Those programs reached more than 160,000 people in 2014. The All for the Hall campaign was first launched in 2005 to addresses the museum’s need for long-term financial security. Currently in its eighth year on the road, the annual fundraiser helps provide a safety net for the institution and its work. All for the Hall concerts have also been held in Los Angeles and, since 2009, Keith Urban has hosted and helped organize Nashville’s star-studded We’re All 4 the Hall concerts. The 2014 concert raised more than $600,000 for the museum. A 2015 installment has yet to be announced.
For ticket information, visit the Hall’s website here.