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“How-dee! I’m just so proud to be here!”
Minnie Pearl was the undisputed queen of country comedy, known for her hopelessly styleless knee-length country dresses, her straw hat decorated with colorful plastic flowers and $1.98 price tag, and her cheerful shout of “How-dee! I’m just so proud to be here!’’
A LEGACY OF LETTERPRESS
In the early days of country music, Hatch Show Print's handmade show posters supported and propelled the phenomenon. The posters became essential business for the touring giants as the music grew in popularity. The historic letterpress print shop—a property of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum—continues to produce hundreds of original posters and prints each year, many available for purchase in the Hatch Show Print online store.
THE MUSEUM’S MISSION
The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum seeks to collect, preserve, and interpret the evolving history and traditions of country music. Through exhibits, publications, and educational programs, the museum teaches its diverse audiences about the enduring beauty and cultural importance of country music.
Keeping History Alive
The Museum has an extensive, permanent objects collection. This collection includes more than eight hundred stage costumes, over six hundred instruments, and hundreds of other objects—from microphones to automobiles—documenting the history of country music.
Become a museum member
With your help we can keep telling the story of America's music. Enjoy unlimited free admission, exclusive events, exhibition previews, and more while helping the Museum to preserve the history of country music.