Friends of 1927 Concert Series: Carl Jackson, Larry Cordle, and Jerry Salley - The Birthplace of Country Music
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Friends of 1927 Concert Series: Carl Jackson, Larry Cordle, and Jerry Salley

July 29, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Friends of 1927 Concert Series: Carl Jackson, Larry Cordle, and Jerry Salley at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum

The Birthplace of Country Music is proud to present an intimate Friends of 1927 concert experience with artists Carl Jackson, Larry Cordle ,and Jerry Salley.

The Friends of 1927 Concert Series is an opportunity where fans have the opportunity to interact with the artists in a relaxed setting over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, all included in the ticket price.

Tickets are made available first to Friends of 1927 for a limited time before opening them up to the public. There is a very limited number of tickets so everyone is encouraged to purchase early.

Ask how you can become a Friend of 1927 and support the Birthplace of Country Music Museum by emailing or call 423-573-1927.

Location: Birthplace of Country Music Museum

Doors Open at 6:30 p.m. | Concert Begins at 7:30 p.m.

*Tickets go on sale to Friends of 1927 June 21, 2017. Tickets go on sale to the public June 28. 




About Carl Jackson

Described by Bluegrass Unlimited magazine as “Bluegrass Music’s MVP”, the Mississippi Musician’s Hall of Fame member and Grammy winner was also recently inducted into the SPBGMA Preservation Hall of Greats.

At a young age, Carl got his start by playing with Jim and Jesse McReynolds and later with The Sullivan Family before forming his own group, “The Country Store.” It wasn’t long before people were taking notice of Carl, and he was invited to play banjo with Glen Campbell. During that time, Carl concentrated on his vocal and songwriting abilities, and eventually struck out on his own.

As a vocalist, you can hear him on recordings with the likes of EmmyLou Harris, Dwight Yoakam, Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, Steve Wariner, Garth Brooks, Janie Fricke, Dolly Parton, and many, many more. He has also had great success in songwriting, with his work being sung by many high-caliber artists such as Glen Campbell, Garth Brooks, and Brad Paisley.

For more information about Carl Jackson, visit


About Larry Cordle

Larry Cordle was born and raised on a small family farm in eastern Kentucky. While a young child he was introduced to bluegrass, country, and gospel music by his great grandfather Harry Bryant, an old time claw hammer banjo stylist, fiddle player and dancer. He recounts, “mom said I could sing “I’ll Fly Away”, all the way through when I was 2”!

Cordle is an accomplished songwriter and performer. At last count, his songs had appeared on projects that had sold a combined total of more than 55 million records to date, by artists such as Ricky Skaggs, Alison Krauss, Rhonda Vincent, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Trisha Yearwood, Reba McEntire, Diamond Rio, Alan Jackson, Trace Adkins and many others.

His band, Lonesome Standard Time, has been awarded song of the year by the International Bluegrass Music Association on two separate occasions, garnered two Grammy nominations for best bluegrass album, received nominations for vocal group and instrumental group, landed #1 slots on the Bluegrass and Americana charts and gained the respect of their peers and had many accolades during their existence.

For more information about Larry Cordle, visit


About Jerry Salley:

Referred to by Billboard Magazine as “One of Music Row’s greatest veteran tunesmiths,” Jerry Salley has had an incredibly successful songwriting career. He was the 2003 SESAC Country Music Songwriter of the Year and has had over 450 songs recorded in his multi-award winning career. To date, Jerry’s songs have sold in excess of 15.5 million records worldwide, and internationally he has penned no less than seven #1 Country hits in Australia.

From Sir Elton John’s only chart single to appear on the Billboard Country Chart (“Where We Both Say Goodbye” – duet with Australian artist Catherine Britt) to a Gospel song so popular it has been included in Church Hymnals (“His Strength Is Perfect”), Jerry’s long list of accomplishments speaks for itself. Most recently, Jerry was honored to have a song on Chris Stapleton’s Traveller album (“Outlaw State Of Mind”), which is certified double platinum. From songs recorded by some of today’s biggest country stars like Chris Stapleton, Reba McEntire and Brad Paisley, to country music legends Loretta Lynn and The Oak Ridge Boys, Jerry is honored each and every time a song of his is recorded.

As an artist, Jerry has performed on numerous stage shows, including the honor of performing as a soloist many times on the world famous Grand Ole Opry. His television appearances include Late Night With David Letterman, Regis And Kathy Lee, NBC’S Today Show, and several different TNN (The Nashville Network) shows.

For more information about Jerry Salley, visit


July 29, 2017
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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