Hall of Fame Honors Record Collector

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s recorded sound collection has been renamed to honor the late Bob Pinson, a collector and historian responsible for amassing the recordings that form the core of the museum’s collection. Pinson sold his collection of 15,000 early and rare country music recordings to the Hall of Fame in 1971, then accepted a job there as the director of record acquisitions in 1973. Pinson died last year at age 69.