Country Music Association 50th Anniversary exhibit coming to Arizona's Musical Instrument Museum

Posted at 11:10 AM, Oct 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-17 14:41:36-04

Later this month, the Musical Instrument Museum will feature a special exhibit honoring the Country Music Association, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

According to a news release, the exhibit will feature instruments from Roy Clark, Jerry Douglas, Mac McAnally and Mark O'Connor, including Clarks' 1962 Fender Jazzmaster and McAnally's "Musician of the Year" award he won in 2013.

"It is an honor to feature instruments that have been played on literally thousands of recording sessions and live performances," said Dr. Richard Walter in a prepared statement. He is the curator of the U.S./Canada portion of the museum.

He said past CMA performances will also be shown on TV displays.

The exhibit is slated to open on Monday, Oct. 24 and will be unveiled by singer Hunter Hayes.

You can watch the Country Music Awards Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. on ABC15.

Musical Instrument Museum
4725 E. Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix AZ 85050