The late great Tammy Wynette will take the stage once again – this time, in hologram form.
Hologram USA is teaming up with The Bicycle Music Company, who owns the rights to Wynette’s catalog, to create a stage show with Wynette’s likeness. The show is set to open sometime next year at an unannounced venue in Nashville.
Wynette, who died in 1998 at the age of 55, was known for her now legendary hits “D-I-V-O-R-C-E” and “Stand By Your Man”. The company behind this new project says that they hope their hologram helps expose Wynette’s music to a new generation of country music lovers.
“It’s an honor to celebrate America’s musical heritage by introducing the artistry of Tammy Wynette to new audiences,” Hologram USA CEO Alki David said in a statement. “We are creating a full-length show involving both songs and stories from her life and truly authentic performances.”
The same company is also working on a Patsy Cline hologram, which will also be unveiled sometime next year. In the past, the company has developed hologram versions of other celebrities, including Whitney Houston and Buddy Holly. So far, their work has been impressive, but it’s hard to say if it will translate well enough for a full-length concert performance.
During tonight’s (Nov. 4) episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, you can get a glimpse of the company’s technology when they project a hologram of The Band Perry onto their stage in Hollywood from a theater inside Country Music Hall of Fame.