One of the groundbreaking vocalists, guitarists and songwriters of the past decade, Chris Stapleton, highlights the list of artists getting their own exhibits in 2020 at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in downtown Nashville.
In the coming months, the Hall of Fame will unveil new exhibits honoring Stapleton, Whisperin' Bill Anderson and Martina McBride. In addition, the American Currents: State of the Music exhibit will be updated to reflect the stars of 2019 and major exhibition Outlaws & Armadillos: Country's Roaring '70s will remain through February 2021.
"Each of these artists achieved country music stardom in a different era, and each has a compelling story to tell about early exposure to music, about the decision to pursue music as a career and about the struggle to overcome the challenges created by such a decision," says Museum CEO Kyle Young in a press release.
Stapleton's exhibit opens June 26, 2020 and will chronicle his journey from a songwriting phenom, bluegrass musician and SteelDrivers band member to the solo stardom that followed the 2015 release of his triple-platinum album Traveller.
"I'm proud to get to share pieces of our musical journey at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum," says Stapleton in a press release.
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Anderson, a Hall of Fame inductee, emerged in the '60s as one of Nashville's finest storytellers and remains one of the genre's best songwriters and proudest ambassadors. His exhibit opens on Nov. 20.
"I grew up dreaming of the day they'd put my ball glove into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, but realized many years ago that wasn't going to happen," Anderson adds in a press release. "But now, knowing that my guitar and maybe a rhinestone suit or two will be put into an exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, more than makes up for it. When our Hall does an exhibit, they really do it up right. I am thrilled to know that I am about to be a small part of their incredible legacy."
McBride won four CMA Female Vocalist of the Year awards, the same tally as her hero Reba McEntire, while exemplifying the magnificent singers that defined the late '90s and early 21st century. Her exhibit debuts on Aug. 21.
"Having an exhibit in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is something I've had on my dream list for a long, long time," says McBride in a press release. "Being able to share moments and mementos from my life and career with my fans and country music fans from all over the world is both humbling and exciting. I'm so grateful to be a part of country music."