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    Mon, 16 Aug 2010 14:12:49

    Lionel Richie to Perform at Country Music Hall of Fame Fundraiser in September - It's taking place at Club Nokia in LA on September 23

    Superstar Lionel Richie will perform at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum's All for the Hall Los Angeles fundraiser on Thursday, September 23, at Club Nokia, Museum officials announced today. The event, which will follow a "guitar pull" format, will feature performances by Country Music Hall of Fame members Emmylou Harris and Kris Kristofferson, superstar Taylor Swift, and a very special fourth chair who must remain anonymous. Richie will be a special guest.

    The evening offers a unique opportunity to see these acclaimed singer-songwriters interact with one another as they take turns swapping songs, stories and personal recollections. The "guitar pull" is a Nashville specialty; it originated in the homes of Nashville songwriters who gathered to try out new compositions for their peers. Nashville's most storied guitar pulls were hosted by Johnny and June Carter Cash. The hallmarks of a great guitar pull are spontaneity and camaraderie.

    Academy and Grammy Award winner and multi-platinum artist Lionel Richie has written and sung many of American music's most indelible hit songs; as a member of R&B act the Commodores and as a solo artist, he has sold more than 100 million records. He is also the father of fashion plate Nicole Richie.

    The Museum launched All for the Hall, its first-ever non-bricks-and-mortar fundraising campaign, in 2005. The campaign addresses the Museum's need for long-term financial security and will provide a safety net for the institution and its work. This is the fourth year the Museum has taken its "annual giving" event on the road, hosting previous All for the Hall events in New York in 2007 and 2008 and in Los Angeles in 2009.

    All for the Hall Los Angeles patrons are offered their choice of table seating for five for $5,000, or individual tickets at $1,000 per seat. While that might seem a bit pricey to the average man, it's all for a good cause. A cocktail reception and dinner will precede the guitar pull. To purchase tickets or for more information, patrons may contact Holly Lane at hlane@countrymusichalloffame.org or telephone (615) 416-2035 or (800) 852-6437.

    Do you have any interest in attending this fundraiser?

    —Amy Sciarretto

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