The GRAMMY Museum is opening a new exhibit called The Power of Women in Country Music on May 27. Dolly Parton, Shania Twain, Taylor Swift, and more will all be featured in the Los Angeles display.
Previously, The Power of Women in Country Music exhibit was previewed at the Woody Guthrie Center in Oklahoma from October 22, 2021 to April 3, 2022. The exhibit dives into the long history of pioneering women in country music, from trailblazers like Maybelle Carter, Sara Carter, Patsy Montana, and Wanda Jackson, to blockbuster stars like Reba McEntire, Shania Twain, and Faith Hill, as well as the next generation of icons such as Maren Morris, Carly Pearce, and Brandi Carlile.
The exhibit also explores the early years of country music and post-World War II, as well as the emergence of Nashville as a country music mecca. In addition to the artists mentioned above, other country artists featured include Rosanne Cash, Miranda Lambert, Patsy Cline, Rissi Palmer, LeAnn Rimes, Margo Price, Trisha Yearwood, and Yola.
In a press statement on the GRAMMY Museum website, Dolly Parton said, “I was thrilled to have my very own exhibit at the GRAMMY Museum a few years ago. They are fantastic at bringing music memorabilia to the fans. So, of course I wanted to support the Women In Country exhibit. I hope you enjoy a little glimpse into my world, from one country fan to another.”
“It’s humbling to be included in the Women In Country exhibition alongside such powerful and impactful female artists," LeAnn Rimes added. "This also couldn’t be better timing to highlight items from some of my most memorable moments as this year marks my 25th anniversary in the industry. It’s wild to think how quickly time goes by when you’re doing something you truly love!”
Several priceless artifacts will be on display in the exhibit. They include Parton’s dress from a 1971 Grand Ole Opry performance, Emmylou Harris’ Manuel-designed boots from the cover of Blue Kentucky Girl, Rosanne Cash’s Martin guitar, McEntire’s pink gown from the “Does He Love You” video, Twain’s outfit and top hat from the “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!” video, Swift’s banjo from the “Mean” video, and Rimes’ blue dress from the 1997 Grammys when she became the first country performer to win Best New Artist.
Rimes will also host a public program to celebrate and promote the exhibit’s opening on May 31. Author Marissa R. Moss — whose book Her Country: How the Women of Country Music Became the Success They Were Never Supposed to Be will be released May 10 — will moderate the program with Rimes.
Tickets for the exhibit at the GRAMMY Museum will go on sale to the public April 30. The exhibit will be open through October 2. You can find more information here.
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