An Evening With Chris Hillman

Country-rock pioneer visits the GRAMMY Museum
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    Chris Hillman performs at the GRAMMY Museum
June 07, 2010 -- 2:14 pm PDT

Country-rock pioneer Chris Hillman was featured in the GRAMMY Museum's An Evening With series on May 20, taking questions from an intimate audience of 200 and providing an acoustic performance of a few selects from his influential musical catalog including "Wait A Minute" and "Heaven's Lullaby."

GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares Vice President Scott Goldman took the audience through a conversation with Hillman, who was later joined by Desert Rose Band's Herb Pedersen, as he discussed his musical catalog, cowboy life, seminal collaborations, and his career trajectory.

A Los Angeles native, Hillman is known as a key developer of the country-rock genre. He's performed and recorded as a member of the Byrds, the Flying Burrito Brothers and the Desert Rose Band. While with the Byrds he topped the Billboard Hot 100 with the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame inducted "Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)," which he also performed at the GRAMMY Museum. Hillman also reached No. 1 on the Country Singles chart while with the Desert Rose Band with "I Still Believe In You" and "He's Back And I'm Blue" in 1988. His most recent solo work, The Other Side, was released in 2005.

Upcoming events at the GRAMMY Museum include a release party for Rock & Roll Playground with Melissa Green (June 12), An Evening With Dr. John (June 14) and The Drop: Robert Randolph (June 22).

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