Country Music Hall of Fame


Interview: Wanda Jackson with Scott B. Bomar

Saturday, December 02, 2017 - 02:00pm

Wanda Jackson—the “Queen of Rockabilly”—will discuss her career and her new autobiography, Every Night Is Saturday Night: A Country Girl’s Journey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Oklahoma native landed more than thirty singles on the country and pop charts between 1954 and 1974, including “Let’s Have a Party,” “Right or Wrong,” and “In the Middle of a Heartache.” In Every Night Is Saturday Night, pioneering Jackson shares memories of her relationship with Elvis; she describes the hurdles she faced as a woman who introduced sex appeal to country music and growling femininity to rock & roll; and she recalls how her deep faith sustained her over more than seven decades of rocking, shocking, and thrilling audiences around the globe. Vintage audio, video, and photos will be used to illustrate the interview. 

This program takes place in the Museum's Ford Theater.

After the program, Jackson will sign copies of her book, available for purchase in the Museum Store. ​


Attendees must have a Program Pass to guarantee admission to this event.

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