Curly Seckler at Country Music Hall of Fame

Bluegrass legend Curley Seckler is to be featured at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on Saturday, December 4.

He will be featured in a special program hosted by Kyle Cantrell of Sirius XM Satellite Radio in the Ford Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on Saturday, December 4, 2010, beginning at 1:30 p.m.

The program will honor Seckler on the occasion of his 91st birthday (December 25, 2010) and his 75th anniversary in music.

During the program, Seckler will discuss the highlights of his career as well as perform several of his signature songs. The program will also feature photographs and video from the Museum’s Frist Library and Archive, and Seckler’s own collection. Afterwards he will sign autographs in the museum store.

At the age of 90, Seckler is still a vital, creative and hard-working entertainer. He continues to perform at selected venues and events, including MerleFest, the IBMA Awards Show and FanFest, IBMM River of Music Party, (ROMP) Owensboro, and the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, San Francisco.

He has been featured twice on the PBS television series Song of the Mountains, and was profiled on UNC-TV’s North Carolina People show in 2009. Last month Seckler was inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame.

Access to the Ford Theater is included with Museum admission and is free to Museum members. More details about the 12/4 event can be found online.

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Richard Thompson

Richard F. Thompson is a long-standing free-lance writer specialising in bluegrass music topics. A two-time Editor of British Bluegrass News, he has been seriously interested in bluegrass music since about 1970. As well as contributing to that magazine, he has, in the past 30 plus years, had articles published by Country Music World, International Country Music News, Country Music People, Bluegrass Unlimited, MoonShiner (the Japanese bluegrass music journal) and Bluegrass Europe. He wrote the annotated series I'm On My Way Back To Old Kentucky, a daily memorial to Bill Monroe that culminated with an acknowledgement of what would have been his 100th birthday, on September 13, 2011.