The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has announced a new line of exhibits hitting their hallowed halls in 2018. The schedule includes exhibits featuring Little Big Town, Ralph Stanley, the Judds and Emmylou Harris.
The new honorees join a prestigious list of A-list country artists that have seen their belongings encased in glass, including Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Loretta Lynn, Shania Twain, Jason Aldean, Charlie Daniels, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban and more.
In addition to the the featured exhibits, the Hall of Fame will unveil American Currents: The Music of 2017, on March 9, 2018. The exhibit will take a look at country music highlights from 2017 with items from Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Maren Morris, Randy Travis and Chris Young.
Little Big Town – Opens July 29, 2018
“Having an exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is something we wouldn’t have ever known to dream of for ourselves, it is beyond a dream come true,” said Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild. “We are honored to be a part of Country music, and are so thankful to all our fans, the music community here in Nashville and the museum for this opportunity.”
Ralph Stanley – Opens July 13, 2018
“This is a special moment for me personally and the entire family,” said Ralph Stanley II. “Dad has been such an influence on me as an artist, but also on countless other country music stars today. Growing up by his side and getting to witness the impact he has had is something that I cherish more than words. It really comes to life now that he is going to be highlighted in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, which he highly respected. I am beyond grateful to see this exhibit coming to life in 2018.”
The Judds – Opens August 3, 2018
“I am truly humbled and grateful to partner with the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to honor the Judds legacy and relive some of the special moments we shared with our fans. What an honor,” said Wynonna.
“The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is sacred ground regarded with reverence and respect. I am so overjoyed to have the Judds career encapsulated in this new exhibit,” said Naomi. “I’m so proud of all the success Wynonna has accomplished and we owe everything to the fans who welcomed the Judds music into their homes.”
Emmy Lou Harris – Opens October 5, 2018
“From my first album release in 1975, country music has embraced me with open arms. This exhibit at the Hall of Fame makes me realize once more how grateful and honored I am to be part of such a remarkable musical family,” said Emmy Lou.
The Hall has also announced that the Dylan, Cash and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City exhibit will close for good in February 2018.