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Country Music Hall of Fame’s 2018 Exhibits: Little Big Town, the Judds and More

2018 Country Music Hall of Fame exhibits
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The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s has announced its lineup of exhibits for 2018. Five new exhibits will open throughout the year, spotlighting everyone from Little Big Town to Dr. Ralph Stanley.

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s first new exhibit of 2018 will be American Currents: The Music of 2017. The exhibit — the second annual American Currents exhibit — will showcase contemporary artists such as Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Maren Morris, Randy Travis and Chris Young, all of whom helped shaped the country music landscape throughout the previous year. The exhibit is scheduled to open on March 9.

“Being able to have a little piece of me and what we have accomplished in the last two years showcased in the American Currents exhibit is a dream come true,” says Combs in a press release. “As often as I have toured the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum with family and friends that come to Nashville, I have often day dreamed about having my stuff here, and now with such a great program, that dream is now a reality.”

On June 29, an exhibit spotlighting the Grammy Awards-winning career of Little Big Town will open, followed by a exhibit paying tribute to bluegrass great Stanley on July 13. Stanley passed away in 2016 after a 70-year career.

“Having an exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is something we wouldn’t have ever known to dream of for ourselves. It is beyond a dream come true,” says Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town. “We are honored to be a part of country music, and are so thankful to all our fans, the music community here in Nashville and the museum for this opportunity.”

Beginning on Aug. 3, a display dedicated to the mother-daughter duo the Judds will reside in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The Hall of Fame’s final 2018 exhibit, showcasing the expansive, 40-year rock-country career of Emmylou Harris, will open on Oct. 5.

“From my first album release in 1975, country music has embraced me with open arms,” notes 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.”

The year 2018 will also bring the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Dylan, Cash and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City to a close in February. In its place, a to-be-announced exhibit is planned.

Fans can get more information about the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s 2018 exhibits at CountryMusicHallOfFame.org.

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