Ruby Falls Exhibit Opens New Hall of Fame Series

The Country Music Hall of Fame launched its “Spotlight Series” — mini-exhibits highlighting newly acquired artifacts and memorabilia — with a display dedicated to the late African-American country singer Ruby Falls. Her exhibit opened this week in honor of Black History Month. The Jackson, Tenn., native charted a Top 40 country single with “You’ve Got to Mend This Heartache” in 1977. Falls made appearances at the Grand Ole Opry and Fan Fair before her death in 1986 at age 40. The Falls exhibit includes a 1970s silver-studded black stage costume, among other items. An upcoming exhibit in the series will feature Reba McEntire’s costumes from the Broadway musical Annie Get Your Gun. More. 02/06/02