Country Music Hall Of Fame To Open New Exhibit in 2012
September 22, 2011 at 12:38 PM (PT)
THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM will open “THE BAKERSFIELD SOUND: BUCK OWENS, MERLE HAGGARD, AND CALIFORNIA COUNTRY,” on SATURDAY, MARCH 24th. The exhibit will be narrated by WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE artist DWIGHT YOAKAM, and will be open for two years.
MUSEUM Directory KYLE YOUNG said, “From its earliest chapters on through to today, CALIFORNIA has played a significant role in Country music history. Long before the Outlaws or alternative Country, the BAKERSFIELD sound evolved specifically to suit a time and a place, made an indelible mark on popular music, and spawned two of the most charismatic stars in the firmament.”
“THE BAKERSFIELD SOUND” will run through DECEMBER 31st, 2013, and will be accompanied by an ongoing series of school and family programs, live performances, panel discussions, films, instrument demonstrations and more. The exhibit will follow the year-run of FAMILY TRADITION: THE WILLIAMS FAMILY LEGACY, which will close DECEMBER 31st.
For more info visit www.countrymusichalloffame.org.