Twelve-time Grammy Award winner, and Dobro master, Jerry Douglas, already a three-time Country Music Association Musician of the Year, is adding a new accolade to the list: the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s 2008 artist-in-residence.
On August 19 and 27 and September 16 and 30, Douglas will hold court with a carefully curated program in the Museum’s Ford Theater. He follows Cowboy Jack Clement, Earl Scruggs, Tom T. Hall, Guy Clark and Kris Kristofferson as the Museum’s sixth artist-in-residence. For ticket information, visit Hall of Fame’s website.
Douglas, who has appeared on more than 2,000 albums, will release his latest solo album, “Glide,” on August 19 on Koch records.
“He has embellished recordings by Eric Clapton and Ray Charles, Earl Scruggs and Garth Brooks, James Taylor and Paul Simon, Pat Metheny and Phish, and a couple thousand more” said Museum Director Kyle Young in a statement. “Whether he is fronting his own band, performing with Alison Krauss & Union Station or working on one of his many side projects, Jerry continues to explore and expand the Dobro’s vocabulary. He possesses a restless and majestic creative spirit that is constantly seeking new forms of expression, but his talents are perhaps best enjoyed live, where he coaxes his Dobro through surprising and satisfying twists and turns and demonstrates its versatility across many genres of music. In our residency tradition, we are excited to give him our stage for four one-of-a-kind performances.”
The artist-in-residence program is made possible, in part, by grants from the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission and by an agreement between the Tennessee Arts Commission and National Endowment for the Arts.