Dan Dugmore Honored by Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville Cats Series

Published March 12, 2024

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum celebrated the astounding career of multi-instrumentalist Dan Dugmore this past weekend. Dugmore, renowned for his skill with the pedal steel guitar, was the featured personality in the museum's Nashville Cats interview series, which dives deep into the journeys of prominent session musicians and vocalists who contributed significantly to concert tours and studio sessions.

A Storied Career

With a musical journey kickstarted by the influences of Rusty Young and Sneaky Pete Kleinow, Dugmore cemented his status as a top pedal steel guitarist in the Los Angeles country-rock scene, working with luminaries like Linda Ronstadt and James Taylor. His relocation to Nashville in 1990 only expanded his repertoire, leading to collaborations with stars including Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride, and Country Music Hall of Fame members such as Brooks & Dunn and Randy Travis.

A Tribute to Musical Excellence

The talk was lined up alongside the museum's exhibit 'Western Edge: The Roots and Reverberations of Los Angeles Country-Rock' and supported by the Academy of Country Music. The event showcased archival media, heralding Dugmore's legacy, which is slated to later join the museum's 'Live at the Hall' digital series. In addition to the discourse, Dugmore engaged in poster-signing for the fans, leaving a piece of history in their hands.

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