Bill Lloyd Becomes Curator at Hall of Fame and Museum

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Bill Lloyd has been named curator of stringed instruments at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. A former member of Foster & Lloyd and the Sky Kings, Lloyd brings more than 30 years of experience as a professional musician to the job. Among the museum’s collection of more than 600 rare and one-of-a-kind instruments are Mother Maybelle Carter’s Gibson L-5 guitar and Bill Monroe’s Gibson F-5 mandolin. The position is being funded by Disney’s Lyric Street Records in support of the museum’s All for the Hall fundraising campaign. Stressing that musical instruments must be played to keep them in top condition, Lloyd notes, “Playing any instrument periodically will keep it from atrophy, and I look forward with great pleasure to caring for the museum’s treasures.”