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Bulger's Beat: All for the Hall promises big show, impact

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Nashville's top country music stars are putting aside the paycheck for the benefit of the Country Music Hall of Fame.

The third annual All for the Hall concert is set for Tuesday evening at Bridgestone Arena.

The show promises an incredible lineup of Hall of Fame quality singing for the Hall of Fame, and many of the stars of country music were out unusually early Monday afternoon for rehearsals.

Among them were the Oak Ridge Boys, who were getting a little help from friends Keith Urban and Vince Gill.

"It's a huge passion of mine, just because music is such a huge part of my makeup and my being," Gill said. "I adore all music and it doesn't matter if the music is from 80 years ago, or if it's music that might be played sometime down the road, the Country Music Hall of Fame houses all of it."

In past years, the All for the Hall shows included Brad Paisley and Taylor Swift and raised more than $1 million for the Hall of Fame.

Keith Urban, who may someday be the first Australian inducted into the Hall, says that for now he's a regular visitor.

"You go to the Hall and see it all planned out. Right now, the Bakersfield exhibit is on, and listen to the music of today and you'll see the folks that were influenced by that," Urban said.

Keeping the Country Music Hall of Fame viable takes money, and those funds don't come from taxpayers.

Like the music they make, Nashville's musicians realize the Hall of Fame and its future is in their hands.

"It's not the deep pockets of Nashville that are responsible to keep the doors open, and so we've done our part," Gill said.

The All for the Hall Concert is already sold out, but it's a beauty. Besides Keith Urban and Vince Gill, the show is scheduled to include Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flats, Alabama, Alison Krauss, The Band Perry and a handful of others who have signed up to play.

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