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  • Aug 3, 1964
    The Country Music Foundation registers its charter in the state of Tennessee, paving the way for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
    Jul 24, 1985
    Kenny Rogers is named the first winner of the Roy Acuff Humanitarian Award by the Country Music Foundation
    Jun 23, 1986
    The Country Music Foundation presents the Roy Acuff Award to Willie Nelson, honoring his humanitarian efforts
    Nov 17, 1987
    The Country Music Foundation presents Minnie Pearl the Roy Acuff award for community service in Nashville
    Mar 22, 1988
    The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum opens a new exhibit, "Johnny Cash: Man In Black." The display includes musical instruments, high-school report cards and the jacket he wore in his first concert in 1956
    Mar 7, 1989
    Marie Osmond is recognized with the Country Music Foundation's Roy Acuff community service award
    Nov 5, 1998
    The Oxford University Press and the Country Music Foundation issue "The Encyclopedia Of Country Music," a $55 reference combining the talents of 137 writers and historians, with a foreword by Emmylou Harris
    Dec 27, 2001
    Demolition begins on the barn-like structure that formerly housed the Country Music Hall of Fame. Located on Nashville's Music Row, the building was a significant tourist destination and research center from 1967-2000
    Mar 14, 2003
    Sammi Smith's "Help Me Make It Through The Night" is #1 as the Country Music Foundation publishes "Heartaches By The Number," honoring country's 500 greatest singles. Smith is also cited for "Today I Started Loving You Again" and "Kentucky"
    May 15, 2018
    Vanderbilt University Press and Country Music Foundation Press publish "A&R Pioneers: Architects Of American Roots Music On Record." The book explores the work of Bob Wills, Jimmie Rodgers, The Carter Family and Louis Armstrong, as well as the influence of producers Ralph Peer, Frank Walker, Don Law and Art Satherley

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