From international superstars, including Dolly Parton, Rosanne Cash, LeAnn Rimes, Shania Twainand Taylor Swift to contemporary artists such as mickey guytonRissi Palmer, Leah Turner and Carly Pearcethe GRAMMY museum The power of women in country music highlights the past, present and future of country music’s greatest pioneers.
The exhibition will be launched on Friday. May 27 and will run until Sunday. October 2. LeAnn Rimes is scheduled for a special public program hosted by Marissa R. Moss, author of Her Country: How Women in Country Music Became the Hit They Never Should Have Beento celebrate the new exhibit on Tuesday, May 31. Tickets for Museum members will go on sale from Thursday, April 28 and for the general public on Saturday, April 30.
The power of women in country music explores the rich history of women as a driving force in country music. Since maybelle and Sara Carter to Patsy Montana, Patsy Cline, Wanda Jacksonand Emmylou Harriswomen have always helped shape the sound of country and documented their own saga in song.
These legendary acts eventually gave way to artists such as Reba McEntire, Shania Twainand hill of faith and today’s hitmakers Maren Morris, yolaand Brandi Carlile. The exhibition celebrates a dynamic group of female songwriters and performers who come from diverse backgrounds and draw inspiration from a wide range of musical influences.
As some of the artists participating in the exhibition said:
“I was thrilled to have my own exhibit at the GRAMMY Museum a few years ago. They’re fantastic for bringing music memories to fans. So of course I wanted to support the women in the country exposure. I hope you enjoy a little insight into my world, from fan country to country.” – Dolly Parton
“It is humiliating to be included in the women in the country exhibition alongside such powerful and impactful female artists. It also couldn’t be a better time to highlight elements of some of my most memorable moments, as this year marks my 25th anniversary in the industry. It’s crazy to think how fast time flies when you’re doing something you really love!” – LeAnn Rimes
“I am absolutely blown away to be included in the GRAMMY Museum’s women in the country exposure. I have tremendous respect and admiration for inclusive women. It’s exciting!” – Rissi Palmer
The power of women in country music will take visitors on a journey through the history of women in country music, from the early and post-WWII years, to Nashville’s emergence as a country music mecca, and to female artists country becoming international pop sensations. The exhibit will feature artifacts or special content from a diverse roster of 70 female country artists.
“I’m so inspired by the fearlessness, creativity and resilience of these artists. Each generation of women in country music has paved the way for the next, and now they’re headlining festivals, winning awards GRAMMY and are breaking streaming records,” said Kelsey Goelz, Associate Curator of the GRAMMY Museum and curator of the exhibit.
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