NASHVILLE -- The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will stage
its Deck the Hall for '99 celebration Nov. 26 through Dec. 24,
continuing a colorful tradition started in 1983.
The event will feature caroling and storytelling, personal
appearances by Hall of Fame members and other country music stars
and a celebrity mailbox where fans can deposit letters to their
An interesting spectacle during the holiday festival will be the
25-foot-tall Tree of the Stars, which will be festooned with
ornaments crafted or donated by top music stars, including Chet
Atkins, Clint Black, Ray Charles, Merle Haggard, Emmylou Harris,
George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Reba McEntire, Minnie Pearl, Willie
Nelson, Buck Owens, Charley Pride, Randy Travis and Hank Williams
Personal memorabilia will sit at the foot of the tree, including
items such as a wooden rocking horse contributed by Waylon Jennings
and Jessi Colter, a pair of porcelain dolls contributed by Brenda
Lee, a toy train engine and coal car presented by Merle Haggard and
a miniature replica of the late Tammy Wynette's 1984 red, white and
blue tour bus.
Holiday shoppers also can choose from a wide selection of
country music recordings and books at the museum's store.
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is open 9 a.m. through
5 p.m. daily except on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's
The holiday activities are included in the regular museum
admission fee of $10.75 for adults and $5.75 for children age 6 to
11; children under 6 are admitted free, and discount rates are
available for groups of 15 or more.
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Phone: (800) 852-6437 or (615) 256-1639