Dottie West Exhibit Opens Friday at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Singer-songwriter Dottie West will be featured in a spotlight exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. Dottie West: Country Sunshine opens Friday (Nov. 9) and runs through May 2 in the museum’s permanent exhibit on the second floor. West died in 1991 of injuries sustained in an automobile accident on her way to a performance at the Grand Ole Opry. She won a Grammy for her 1964 single, “Here Comes My Baby,” and gained additional success in 1973 for writing and recording “Country Sunshine,” which received national attention as a Coca-Cola jingle. In the late ’70s, she and Kenny Rogers joined forces for a series of duets, including No. 1 hits such as “Every Time Two Fools Collide” and “What Are We Doin’ in Love.” The exhibit will include a variety of personal memorabilia, including stage costumes designed by Bob Mackie, whose clients included Cher, Diana Ross and Carol Burnett.