Watch Tim McGraw Perform “Don’t Close Your Eyes” With Keith Whitley’s Guitar at Country Music Hall of Fame

Watch Tim McGraw Perform “Don’t Close Your Eyes” With Keith Whitley’s Guitar at Country Music Hall of Fame

Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum hosted an online fundraiser via YouTube on Oct. 28 that featured a who’s who of country stars.

Big Night (At the Museum) paired country music stars with historic instruments for a one-of-a-kind night of music. Artists taking part included Alison Brown, Kane Brown, Carlene Carter, Rodney Crowell, Emmylou Harris, Miranda Lambert, Ashley McBryde, Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw, Keb Mo, Ricky Skaggs, Marty Stuart and The War and Treaty.

During the show, Tim McGraw played Keith Whitley’s C.W. Parsons acoustic guitar and sang Whitley’s “Don’t Close Your Eyes.”

During the free concert, viewers were encouraged to donate to the Museum through YouTube Giving. More than $500,000 has been raised.

Watch Tim’s performance below.

photo courtesy of the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum

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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

Photo Credit: Jeff Johnson