NASHVILLE, Tenn., December 17, 2015 – The exhibition devoted to three-time Grammy winner Trisha Yearwood will close January 4, 2016, at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. Trisha Yearwood: The Song Remembers When tells Yearwood’s story through a collection of artifacts that chronicle the career and personal journey of one of country music’s most influential artists.
The exhibit examines Yearwood’s life, career, and musical achievements, beginning with her upbringing in idyllic Monticello, Georgia. Growing up, Yearwood sang in church and at home. She eventually made a life-changing move to Nashville, where she attended Belmont College and studied in the music business program. She also worked as a tour guide at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and as a receptionist at a record label. Yearwood signed with MCA Records in 1990, and her career took off quickly. Her initial single, “She’s in Love with the Boy,” became the first debut single by a female artist to reach #1 on the Billboard country singles chart in eighteen years. Her 1991 album, Trisha Yearwood, sold a million copies in a year—a first for a female country singer.
A few highlights of the exhibit include:
- 1997 Grammy for Best Female Country Vocal Performance: "How Do I Live"
- 1997 CMA award for Female Vocalist of the Year
- 1991 ACM award for New Female Vocalist of the Year
- Dress she wore to the 1992 ACM Awards
- Gown she wore to the 1997 Grammys, where she won Best Female Country Vocal Performance
- Jacket worn in the music video for “Walkaway Joe,” which starred a young Matthew McConaughey
- Outfit worn in Yearwood’s first music video, “She’s in Love with the Boy”
- High school yearbook from 1982, for which Yearwood served as editor
- The copy of her first album that she bought the day it came out—a tradition she has continued with all of her albums
- Handwritten receipt for her first demo recording in 1983, paid for by her father
- Wedding gown worn by Yearwood when she married Garth Brooks in 2005
- Manuscript for Trisha's Table, Yearwood’s third cookbook, which was released in early 2015
- Letter from Johnny Cash to Yearwood, in which he says that she has “what it takes to make it big—and stay there.”
Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is operated by the Country Music Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization chartered by the state of Tennessee in 1964. The museum’s mission is the preservation of the history of country and related vernacular music rooted in southern culture. With the same educational mission, the foundation also operates CMF Records, the museum’s Frist Library and Archive, CMF Press, Historic RCA Studio B and Hatch Show Print®.
More information about the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is available at www.countrymusichalloffame.org or by calling (615) 416-2001.