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    Emmylou Harris Exhibit Opens at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

    Emmylou Harris, a twelve-time Grammy winner and a Country Music Hall of Fame member, is the subject of a major new exhibition at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee, opening this Friday, October 5, 2018. The exhibit, titled Emmylou Harris: Songbird’s Flight, features many unique items including handwritten letters and lyrics, a Gibson J-200N acoustic guitar given to Harris by Gram Parsons, outfits worn by Harris on album covers, military decorations awarded to her Marine fighter pilot father, and more, and will run until August 4, 2019.

    Harris will take part in a special public conversation about her life and work in the museum’s CMA Theater on Saturday, November 3, 2018. Tickets are included with museum admission and is free to museum members. The program will be streamed live at countrymusichalloffame.org/streaming.

    From her start with Gram Parsons in California during the early 1970s to her acceptance in Nashville and mainstream country music in the 1980s, Harris has brought millions of new listeners to country music. Over forty years into a remarkable career, she has amassed twenty-seven Top Ten hits, including seven that reached #1. She also has placed fourteen albums in the Top Ten of the Billboard country album chart.

    "From my first album release in 1975, country music has embraced me with open arms," said Harris. "This exhibit at the Hall of Fame makes me realize once more how grateful and honored I am to be part of such a remarkable musical family."

    A champion of songwriters and musicians alike, Harris gave early career boosts to Rodney Crowell, Ricky Skaggs, Sam Bush and Buddy Miller. Countless country singers cite Harris as an influence, including Suzy Bogguss, Mary Chapin Carpenter, the Dixie Chicks, Patty Loveless and Trisha Yearwood. Harris's influence extends beyond country music, too, with acclaimed artists Patty Griffin, Lucinda Williams, and many others citing her as an artistic guidepost. Examining Harris through her music and her collection of personal artifacts will provide new insight into one of country music's most important and visionary artists.

    "For over 50 years, the museum has shared with its visitors the rich and diverse history of country music, while documenting the music's ongoing evolution," said museum CEO Kyle Young. "Our 2018 exhibits continue that tradition."

    One of the most visited museums in the United States, with a collection of more than 2.5 million artifacts, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in 2017. For more information, visit countrymusichalloffame.org.

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Emmylou Harris is the subject of a major new exhibition at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, titled Emmylou Harris: Songbird’s Flight, opening this Friday and running until August 4, 2019. Harris will discuss her life and work at the museum on November 3, to be streamed live. "From my first album release in 1975, country music has embraced me with open arms," she says. "This exhibit at the Hall of Fame makes me realize once more how grateful and honored I am to be part of such a remarkable musical family."

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Emmylou Harris, a twelve-time Grammy winner and a Country Music Hall of Fame member, is the subject of a major new exhibition at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee, opening this Friday, October 5, 2018. The exhibit, titled Emmylou Harris: Songbird’s Flight, features many unique items including handwritten letters and lyrics, a Gibson J-200N acoustic guitar given to Harris by Gram Parsons, outfits worn by Harris on album covers, military decorations awarded to her Marine fighter pilot father, and more, and will run until August 4, 2019.

Harris will take part in a special public conversation about her life and work in the museum’s CMA Theater on Saturday, November 3, 2018. Tickets are included with museum admission and is free to museum members. The program will be streamed live at countrymusichalloffame.org/streaming.

From her start with Gram Parsons in California during the early 1970s to her acceptance in Nashville and mainstream country music in the 1980s, Harris has brought millions of new listeners to country music. Over forty years into a remarkable career, she has amassed twenty-seven Top Ten hits, including seven that reached #1. She also has placed fourteen albums in the Top Ten of the Billboard country album chart.

"From my first album release in 1975, country music has embraced me with open arms," said Harris. "This exhibit at the Hall of Fame makes me realize once more how grateful and honored I am to be part of such a remarkable musical family."

A champion of songwriters and musicians alike, Harris gave early career boosts to Rodney Crowell, Ricky Skaggs, Sam Bush and Buddy Miller. Countless country singers cite Harris as an influence, including Suzy Bogguss, Mary Chapin Carpenter, the Dixie Chicks, Patty Loveless and Trisha Yearwood. Harris's influence extends beyond country music, too, with acclaimed artists Patty Griffin, Lucinda Williams, and many others citing her as an artistic guidepost. Examining Harris through her music and her collection of personal artifacts will provide new insight into one of country music's most important and visionary artists.

"For over 50 years, the museum has shared with its visitors the rich and diverse history of country music, while documenting the music's ongoing evolution," said museum CEO Kyle Young. "Our 2018 exhibits continue that tradition."

One of the most visited museums in the United States, with a collection of more than 2.5 million artifacts, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in 2017. For more information, visit countrymusichalloffame.org.

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Emmylou Harris: Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Exhibit 2018

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