Details have been revealed surrounding Shania Twain’s new exhibit opening at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on June 30. The exhibit, dubbed Shania Twain: Rock This Country, will examine Shania’s life and career and will include several artifacts detailing her rise to megastardom. Some of the artifacts on display include the hooded leather coat and fur-trimmed boots she wore on the cover of her debut self-titled album, as well as the complete ensemble from her 1999 music video for “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!”
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On this day in 1961, Hank Williams, Jimmie Rodgers, and Fred Rose became the first inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame posthumously.
Williams, who passed away in 1953, had released more than 30 singles during his career and his final one, “I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive,” was Number 1 after his death.
Fred Rose is credited with helping the careers of Williams and several others; with his many credits as a songwriter. Rose passed away one year after Williams.
Rodgers is considered by many as the Father of Country Music. His popularity soared in the 1920s and into the early ’30s, but at the peak of his popularity, Rodgers lost his battle with tuberculosis.
All three of the initial inductees are also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum hosted its ninth All for the Hall benefit concert on Tuesday night (9/27) in Los Angeles. The event featured an all-star lineup that included Vince Gill, Kacey Musgraves, Chris Stapleton, James Taylor and Joe Walsh, with a group of sixth graders from L.A.’s Dorris Place Elementary School also on hand to give a special performance. After Tuesday night’s benefit, the 2016 All for the Hall events in Nashville and Los Angeles have now netted more than $900,000 for the Museum’s educational programs.
Chris Janson realized a lifelong dream recently when he got to see his stuff on display at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. Janson was at the Hall of Fame to get a personal tour of the ACM Gallery exhibit, which contains an entire case filled with items from his life and career. Some of the artifacts on display include his signature Fender harmonica, his first #1 plaque and a vintage Yamaha guitar signed by Merle Haggard, which Chris used while writing all of the songs for his debut album, Buy Me A Boat.
· Janson says, “Being part of this exhibit is a top three musical achievement of my career. It’s right up there with playing on the Grand Ole Opry and having my songs played on country radio.”
· Other artists featured in the ACM Gallery exhibit include Luke Bryan, Cole Swindell, Miranda Lambert, Kelsea Ballerini and Chris Stapleton.
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum features Blake Shelton in an exhibit that opened over the weekend called “Blake Shelton: Based On A True Story.” The exhibit will feature Shelton’s red-cushioned chair from NBC’s The Voice, among other artifacts.
Zac Brown Band will be the subject of a new exhibit heading to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum this summer. Opening on July 22nd, The Homegrown: Zac Brown Band Exhibit will run through July of next year and will feature stage wear, guitars, song manuscripts, photos and more from the band’s personal collection.
Blake Shelton will make a special appearance at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum during the CMA Music Festival Week in Nashville to discuss his career and perform a short acoustic set in support of the new exhibit Blake Shelton: Based On A True Story.
On this day in 2011, Miranda Lambert and Ronnie Dunn announced the nominees for the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at a press conference in Nashville at the Country Music Hall Of Fame and Museum.
On this day in 2011, the Country Music Association pledged ten million dollars to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The donation was used to expand the museum by adding an 800-seat estate of the art CMA Theater.
The exhibit showcasing Keith Urban’s life and path to Nashville is set to open at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum tomorrow. The “Keith Urban So Far…” exhibit will run through May of 2016 and will represent Urban’s life and career with historic and priceless memorabilia from his own collection.
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