Fresh off of performing six sold-out shows at the Ryman Auditorium last week, Jason Isbell is adding another feather to his cap: artist-in-residence at the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Jason will perform three intimate performances at the Hall of Fame’s CMA Theater on Dec. 5, 12 and 19.
Established in 2003, the museum’s artist-in-residence program honors a musical master who can be credited with contributing a large and significant body of work to the canon of American popular music. Past artists-in-residence include Kris Kristofferson, Vince Gill, Kenny Rogers, Alan Jackson, Rosanne Cash and more.
“Jason is a tremendously accomplished performer whose songwriting skills have set him on a path to join the lofty ranks of writing legends like Kristofferson and [John] Prine,” said museum CEO Kyle Young. “He will be our 14th artist-in-residence, and also our youngest, but the stellar work that he has done already in his career proves that he belongs in such august company. We are thrilled to welcome him for what will be three unforgettable performances.”
photo by Jason Simanek