Country Hall Opens Tammy Wynette Exhibit
July 19, 2010 at 1:31 PM (PT)
The COUNTRY MUSIC HALL of FAME and MUSEUM in NASHVILLE is presenting a tribute to the great TAMMY WYNETTE starting on AUGUST 20th. “TAMMY WYNETTE: First Lady of Country Music, Presented by GAC-TV,” a biographical exhibit opening FRIDAY, AUGUST 20TH, 2010, for a 10-month run through JUNE 12th, 2011.
Opening weekend festivities will include an exhibit introduction and talk by a MUSEUM curator; a panel discussion featuring friends and associates of TAMMY and illustrated with photos, film footage and recordings from the MUSEUM’s archives, and a screening of the 1987 documentary “Stand by Your Dream.”
“WYNETTE was a true steel magnolia, a daughter of the South whose ladylike appearance and slight physical stature belied the magnitude of her grit, determination and talent,” said MUSEUM Dir. KYLE YOUNG. “Throughout her career, her personal and professional lives were indistinguishably interwoven, resulting in achingly honest recordings and performances to which fans could relate. She helped redefine what it means to be a female country singer. Her death at age 55 came far too soon, but TAMMY left behind a musical canon that is among the strongest and most influential in AMERICAN music history.
“Accordingly, we are thrilled to have FAITH HILL play a prominent role in our exhibit,” YOUNG continued. “ FAITH, who herself is a superstar and role model for many of her contemporaries, sat down with our curators for an exclusive on-camera interview and talked at length about TAMMY’s influence. The resulting video, which is woven throughout the exhibit’s narrative, provides an artist’s unique context and insight.
For more information visit www.countrymusichalloffame.org.