Connie Smith Honored By Country Music Hall Of Fame

Legendary country singer Connie Smith has been chosen as this year’s Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Artist-in-Residence. As such, she will host three one-of-a-kind performances featuring herself and her favorite collaborators at the Ford Theatre on August 22, August 29, and September 12. This position honors artists whose body of work has made a lasting impression on the country music scene, and past honorees include Cowboy Jack Clement, Earl Scruggs, Kris Kristofferson, Vince Gill and Buddy Miller.
“Connie Smith possesses one of the most powerful and recognizable voices in country music,” said Museum Director Kyle Young. “Her body of work includes more than 50 albums, and her signature song, ‘Once a Day,’ remains one of country music’s most popular classics. When Connie sings, she takes us on an emotional journey, wringing every teardrop and ounce of feeling from her lyrics. We are thrilled that she will be bringing those talents to the Ford Theater.”
Yet the Artist-in-Residence honor is not the only exciting event for Connie this year. She will also be releasing her first album in thirteen years, Long Line of Heartaches, on August 23. This time the music will be a family affair, with her three daughters Julie, Jodi, and Jeannie singing the harmony on the hymn “Take My Hand.” The album will also feature five songs co-written by Connie herself. 
Tickets can be purchased by Museum members for $35 per show beginning Tuesday, August 2, at 10 a.m. by visiting or the Museum box office.   Tickets will go on sale for $45 per show to the general public at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 5. There will also be special reception/ticket packages for each show, details to be announced soon.