Loretta Lynn: Blue Kentucky Girl, a new exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, opens Aug. 25 with numerous artifacts from the legendary singer-songwriter’s career that spans more than five decades.
Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1988, Lynn received a 2017 Grammy nomination for best country album for Full Circle.
Musical items on display include the original handwritten lyrics for her chart-topping 1970 hit, “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” a 1956 Gibson J-50 guitar given to her in 1961 by her husband Doolittle “Mooney” Lynn and the American DR-332 ribbon microphone she used at her first recording session at Western Recorders Studio in Los Angeles in 1960.
Other memorabilia will include:
The 85-year-old Lynn suffered a stroke in May and is currently focusing on her recovery.
Loretta Lynn: Blue Kentucky Girl runs through Aug. 5, 2018. It’s part of the museum’s recent exhibits showcasing artists such as Jason Aldean and Shania Twain. An exhibit on Faith Hill and Tim McGraw opens in November.