New Exhibit Celebrating Women in Country Music to Open Next Month | New

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A new exhibit celebrating the power of women in country music, organized by the GRAMMY Museum®, opens Friday, October 28 at 9 a.m. at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh.

From international superstars, including Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Rosanne Cash, Shania Twain and Taylor Swift, to contemporary artists from North Carolina, such as Rhiannon Giddens, Rissi Palmer and Kasey Tyndall, The Power of Women in Country Music, hosted by the The GRAMMY Museum®, coming to the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh, shines a light on the past, present and future of country music’s greatest pioneers. The exhibition opens on Friday, October 28 and will run through Sunday, February 26, 2023. This thought-provoking exhibition will be amplified with a special concert series, author series, family events and activities, and much more!

The Power of Women in Country Music, hosted by the GRAMMY Museum®, will take visitors on a journey through the history of women in country music, from the early and post-World War II years to the emergence of Nashville as a country music mecca. and female country artists who are becoming international pop sensations. The exhibition will feature artifacts, such as instruments and costumes, as well as special content from a diverse roster of 70 female country artists.

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This is a paid exhibition and tickets can be purchased from Monday 5 September. NEW: MOHA/museum members enjoy unlimited visits throughout the exhibition.

Also be sure to save these dates for our Southern Songbirds concert series, hosted by legendary North Carolina native Jim Lauderdale:

• October 29: opening concert with Charly Lowry, Caitlin Cary and HC McEntire

• December 10: Tift Merritt sings country music

• January 21: An evening with Rissi Palmer

• Concert tickets will also go on sale on Monday September 5th.

• There’s an additional performance with Alice Gerrard and friends as we screen her biopic, You Gave Me a Song, followed by a Q&A on December 11.

Toya J. Bell