Photo Credit: Randee St. Nicholas
EXHIBITION OPENS JULY 3, 2015, AND RUNS UNTIL DECEMBER 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn., – May 12 – The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will delve into the creative and personal journey of one of country music’s most influential female artists, Trisha Yearwood, with the exhibition Trisha Yearwood: The Song Remembers When. The exhibition opens July 3, 2015, and runs through December 2015.
Trisha Yearwood: The Song Remembers When will chronicle Yearwood’s life, career, and critically acclaimed musical achievements. The story begins in her tiny hometown, Monticello, Georgia, and is followed by a move to Nashville, where Yearwood becomes a music business major at Belmont University. In Music City the future three-time Grammy award-winning artist began her career in music, spending time first as a tour guide at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and a receptionist at a record company. Now, millions of albums and countless accolades later, Yearwood is among the best-selling female artists in country music history.
“With a powerful voice and inspiring music, Trisha is an extremely talented, award-winning singer and long-time friend of the museum, dating back to her days as a tour guide here at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. We’re proud to host her exhibit,” said museum CEO Kyle Young. “She was the first female country singer to have a debut album sell one million copies in its first year, driven by her first #1 single ‘She’s in Love with the Boy.’ And that was only her first milestone. This exhibit shares her story—from small-town roots to platinum albums.”
Building on her initial success, Yearwood recorded a string of platinum albums and hit singles, including The Song Remembers When and “Believe Me Baby (I Lied).” Her 1997 duet with future husband Garth Brooks, “In Another’s Eyes,” added a third Grammy to her rapidly growing array of CMA, ACM, and other prestigious awards.
The Grand Ole Opry member has also established herself as a lifestyle maven with three New York Times best-selling cookbooks, including her most recent, Trisha’s Table, and as host of the Emmy-Award winning Food Network show, Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, which is currently in its sixth season. This spring, Yearwood also released a new line of cookware, Trisha’s Precious Metals, and unveiled her own line of furniture, The Trisha Yearwood Home Collection, in partnership with Klaussner Home furnishings.
In the museum’s exhibit Trisha Yearwood: The Song Remembers When, visitors will peruse a vast array of artifacts and memorabilia as they review Yearwood’s story, from her small-town roots to her life as an award-winning country music star and bestselling author.
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®.
Museum programs are made possible, in part, by the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission, the Tennessee Arts Commission, and under agreements with the National Endowment for the Arts.
More information about the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is available at www.countrymusichalloffame.org or by calling (615) 416-2001.