Country Music Hall Of Fame Bringing All-Star “Guitar Pull” To L.A.

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Heads up, Los Angeles.

On October 1, the Country Music Hall of Fame will bring its fundraiser “All for the Hall” to the Nokia Theater. The special concert will see artists such as Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, and Dwight Yoakam share the stage in a good old-fashioned Nashville-style “guitar pull.” Last years’ show, held in New York City, was hosted by Billy Bob Thornton and featured Harris and Gill alongside Levon Helm, Rodney Crowell, and Jerry Douglas.

More artists for the event will be announced soon. According to the press release:

The evening will offer a unique opportunity to see these legendary singer-songwriters interact in a “guitar pull,” where they will often accompany one another as they take turns swapping songs, stories and personal recollections. The guitar pull 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.

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) educational institution dedicated to saving America’s songs of home for the benefit of all mankind. Accredited by the American Association of Museums, the Museum takes as its mission the preservation of country music and related vernacular music rooted in southern culture. Through exhibits, publications and programs, the Museum teaches its audiences about the enduring beauty and cultural importance of country music.

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