Nashville-based Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is makingchanges to its exhibit, “Sing Me Back Home: A Journey Through CountryMusic,” depicting a chronological story of country music’s history fromthe 19th century to present day.
According to VP of museum services Lauren Bufferd, artifacts areperiodically returned from the exhibit cases to the archives anddifferent items take their place on display. Among the items to bereturned to archives are Minnie Pearl’s signature hat and LorettaLynn’s homemade dress. New additions are expected to be completed forthe 32nd Annual Fan Fair celebration to be held in downtown Nashvillefrom June 5 to 8, 2003.
New additions include Chet Atkins’ D’Angelico guitar; the DelmoreBrothers’ 1942 018-T Martin tenor guitar and 1940 000-18 Martin guitar;Cora Cline’s hammered dulcimer; Cliffie Stone’s three-neck classicalguitar; Pearl’s bronze Country Music Hall of Fame plaque; a Jim Reeves’costume; the dress Lynn wore to Opry statesman and Country Music Hallof Famer Roy Accuf’s 80th birthday gala; Don Law’s (head of ColumbiaRecords’ country music division in the 1950s and ’60s) black-leatherstudio logbook; Roger Miller’s Gibson classical guitar (serial#127647); Ernest Tubb’s Ernest Tubb Radio Song Book No. 2: 20Favorites; and many others.
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