I Can't Stop Loving You: Ray Charles and Country Music Sponsored by SunTrust
March 10, 2006 - December 31, 2007
Presented at the invitation of Ray Charles Enterprises (RCE), the biographical exhibition provides an overview of Ray Charles’ remarkable career with special emphasis on his country music influences and his contributions to the growth and ennoblement of the genre.
This major new exhibition opened on March 10, 2006 and is on display for a near two-year run. Facilitated primarily by RCE, the exhibition includes artifacts, instruments, costumes, photographs, computer interactives and moving images to tell a country music story about an impoverished blind child who grew up listening to the Grand Ole Opry and became known as the “genius of soul,” ultimately redefining American popular music. By recording, in his own inimitable style, the works of country songwriters, Charles brought many new fans to the genre.