The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum celebrates its golden anniversary this year. It’s 50th year comes with a lineup of exhibits highlighting a decades-long legend and contemporary artists.
The Hall of Fame already opened one new exhibit this month, American Currents (The Music of 2016). Chronicling the latest chapter in country music, the exhibit includes artifacts from Kelsea Ballerini, Brett Eldredge, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Margo Price and others.
Here are the other artists the Hall of Fame is featuring this year with special exhibits:
Opening May 26, this exhibit highlights the emergence of the Recording Industry Association of America’s (RIAA) top digital male artist of all time’s wide-open sound that’s one of the defining elements in today’s country music.
“I am extremely honored to be invited to have an exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum,” says Aldean. “That building is filled with the artists who helped create and shape country music, so to be a part of that legacy is something I am very proud of,” he adds.
Opening June 26, this exhibit spotlights the top-selling female country artist of all time. Twain’s sold more than 90 million albums worldwide, and she brought a new era of empowerment for women in country music with hits like “That Don’t Impress Me Much,” “You’re Still the One” and “Man! I Feel Like a Woman.”
“It’s an honor to be a part of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum exhibitions for 2017,” says Twain. “Being able to re-visit favorite costumes, photographs and memories from my career has been a special feeling, especially as this year will see a new stage for me with a brand new album!” she adds.
Opening August 25, country legend Loretta Lynn is the subject of a major exhibition that will run through June 2018.
“I am so happy the Country Music Hall of Fame has asked me to be one of their main exhibits in 2017 … gonna show off my 50-some odd years in country music!” Lynn exclaims. “They best have a big space … I have a lot of stuff! I’m so proud to share my life and music with the Hall of Fame,” she adds.
TIM & FAITH
Opening November 17, an exhibit surround Tim McGraw and Faith Hill will explore the intertwined careers for the Grammy-winning couple. This exhibit will run through May 2018 incorporating an array of personal and professional memorabilia representing milestones and significant moments.
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is located at 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville. It’s open daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is $24.95 adults, $14.95 ages 6 – 17, free ages 5 and younger. The museum hosts several programs for kids and families that are free with gate admission. Call 615-416-2001 or visit countrymusichalloffame.org.