Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Will Update Main Exhibit in 2010

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville will update its main exhibit in May 2010 with a display dedicated to contemporary artists such as Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban. An additional case will be devoted to Americana and contemporary bluegrass music with artifacts from Alison Krauss, Jim Lauderdale, Del McCoury and Buddy Miller. Titled Sing Me Back Home: A Journey Through Country Music, the primary update to the exhibit’s timeline and narrative will begin with developments that took place around 1965. In addition, the second floor gallery’s theater will feature a new video exhibit of how topical events and social and political issues are reflected in country music, with examples such as Merle Haggard’s “The Fightin’ Side of Me,” Loretta Lynn’s “The Pill,” the Dixie Chicks“Goodbye Earl” and Toby Keith’s “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American).” An extensive exhibit featuring Hank Williams and Hank Williams Jr., titled Family Tradition, will also remain on display through the end of 2011.