Owner of the iconic Bluegrass Venue The Station Inn was 75 years old – Deadline

JT Gray, the longtime owner of Nashville’s iconic institution of bluegrass and roots music died on March 20 of pre-existing conditions. He was 75 years old.

Gray’s death was confirmed on Station Inn’s official Facebook page. “The Station Inn will host a Celebration of Life as soon as possible to honor the memory of JT Gray,” the Station Inn said in a message. “The Station Inn will go dark on Monday March 22 in honor of our friend and chef. But, just as JT wants us to, we’ll “keep listening to the music” and keep you updated on stationinn.com and on social media. “

They continued, “JT understood and greatly appreciated the love and support of the bluegrass community, musicians and fans who have become a family over the years.

Last week Gray was seen on the Grammy Awards telecast where he presented Miranda Lambert with the trophy for best country album. It was filmed from the Station Inn, which was part of four iconic music venues featured on the Grammys telecast.

Gray is known for his support and love for bluegrass music. He bought The Station Inn in 1981 and made it a destination for musicians and fans everywhere. His contributions to bluegrass music are reflected in his countless awards and recognitions. In 2020, Gray was inducted into the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame.

Many music icons like Bill Monroe, Ricky Skaggs, Dolly Parton, Randy Travis, Reba McEntire, Randy Travis, Alison Krauss are among the many performers who have taken the stage at the Station Inn.

Funeral arrangements are made privately by Gray’s family.

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