Jerry Douglas Named Country Hall of Fame’s Artist-in-Residence

Dobro master Jerry Douglas has been named the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s 2008 artist-in-residence. The Ohio-born musician will perform four nights at the museum’s Ford Theater to illustrate different facets of his career. The shows will take place Aug. 19 and 27 and Sept. 16 and 30. Prior to launching his solo career, Douglas gained attention in bluegrass circles as a member of the Country Gentlemen, J.D. Crowe & the New South and Boone Creek. He also worked with the Whites and recorded with Emmylou Harris, Tony Rice, Ricky Skaggs and numerous country and bluegrass artists. He later appeared on recordings by John Fogerty, Eric Clapton, James Taylor, Paul Simon and Phish, among others. For the past 10 years, he has been a featured musician with Alison Krauss & Union Station. Douglas’ 12th solo album, Glide, will be released on Aug. 19. Special guests on the project include Travis Tritt, Rodney Crowell and Earl Scruggs.