Stomp your boots, country music fans — The Power of Women in Country Music is coming to the NC Museum of History. This carefully curated exhibition by the GRAMMY Museum is popping up in Raleigh from Fri., Oct. 28-Sun., Feb. 26.
The exhibit will highlight the past, present, and future of country music’s greatest female trailblazers. From post–World War II to the unfolding of Nashville becoming a country music hub, this exhibit will surely make you tumble outta bed and stumble to the museum.
Memorabilia from 70 different powerhouses like Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Rosanne Cash, Shania Twain + Taylor Swift will be displayed along with artifacts from contemporary NC artists, such as Rhiannon Giddens and Rissi Palmer.
“NC has a wonderfully diverse group of women artists who span country music and other genres. We are fortunate to highlight many of these women in this exhibit and concert series,” Katie Edwards, Curator of Popular Culture at the NC Museum of History told RALtoday.
Notable pieces to look for
- Dolly Parton’s yellow dress from her “Joshua” performance at the Grand Ole Opry in 1971
- Shania Twain’s top hat + blazer-dress combo from her “Man! I Feel Like A Women” music video
- Taylor Swift’s embellished ball gown from her 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards performance where she sang “Cardigan,” “August,” and “Willow”
- Reba McEntire’s pink floor-length robe from her “Does He Love You” music video
- Faith Hill’s burgundy dress featured on the Soul2Soul joint world tour alongside her husband Tim McGraw
- Rosanne Cash’s custom Martin acoustic guitar
In addition to one-of-a-kind collectibles, the museum is also featuring a Southern Songbirds concert series, so save these dates:
- Opening Concert Kickoff with Charly Lowry, Caitlin Cary, and H.C. McEntire | Sat., Oct. 29 | 7 p.m. | $10.73+
- Tift Merritt Sings Country Music | Sat., Dec. 10 | 7 p.m. | $19.31+
- Alice Gerrard & Friends | Sun., Dec. 11 | 3 p.m. | Free
- An Evening with Rissi Palmer | Sat., Jan. 21 | 7 p.m. | $19.31+
Here’s your one chance fancy to purchase tickets to see this powerful exhibit (it’s not really your one chance, but you get it).