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Ray Stevens: Everything is Beautiful

September 22, 2017 - April 15, 2018

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum  features items from Ray Stevens in its permanent exhibition Sing Me Back Home: A Journey Through Country Music. The display entitled Ray Stevens: Everything is Beautiful celebrate Stevens’ 60 years in country music. 

Artifacts on loan to the museum from Stevens include:

• Spinet keyboard used by Stevens to compose “Everything is Beautiful”
• Handwritten studio chart for “Everything is Beautiful,” with musical notation for rubato, piano, and voice
• Grammy, Best Contemporary Vocal Performance, Male (1970) for “Everything is Beautiful”
• Grammy, Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists (1975) for “Misty”
• Nashville Songwriters Association International Hall of Fame induction award (1980)
• Rhinestone-embellished “Coy” fez used in Stevens’s video for “Shriner’s Convention”