LoC Presents Country Music Association Series


Clint Black, Patty Loveless, along with Tim Nichols and Bob DiPiero will headline an intimate evening of country music November 16  in the Coolidge Auditorium, on the ground floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C.

The concert, presented jointly with the Country Music Association, is part of the 2011-2012 season of the Concerts from the Library of Congress series, notable for presenting a broad range of music at the nation’s library, including classical, country, jazz, pop, folk, and world music performances. The Library of Congress and the Country Music Association are working to celebrate, preserve and share the singular role of country music in American culture with a global audience. Building on the support of country music by both institutions and the Library’s vision of global access to its collections, the Library and CMA seek to ensure that the milestones and contributions of this uniquely American art form are preserved and recorded for future generations – both in the United States and around the world – to study, understand, and enjoy.

“We are delighted to have the Country Music Association bringing so many major country artists to the Library,” said Susan H. Vita, chief of the Library’s Music Division. “This is the second year of our long-term collaboration in presenting some of the nation’s most notable songwriters and performers.”

Black has sold more than 20 million albums and has won four CMA Awards. Loveless has charted more than 40 singles, including five that reached No. 1. And Nichols has a hit list that includes “Live Like You Were Dying,” recorded by Tim McGraw, “The Man I Want to Be,” recorded by Chris Young, and “I’d Rather Ride Around With You,” recorded by Reba McIntire. DiPiero is known for “Southern Voice,” recorded by Tim McGraw, “Blue Clear Sky,” recorded by George Strait, and “You Can’t Take the Honky Tonk Out of the Girl,” recorded by Brooks & Dunn. Learn more at loc.gov

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