COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME® AND MUSEUM ANNOUNCES DETAILS FOR LYNN ANDERSON EXHIBITION
Lynn Anderson: Keep Me in Mind
Opens Sept. 15, 2017, and Continues Through June 24, 2018
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Sept. 13, 2017 – The Country Music Hall of Fame ® and Museum will explore the life and career of Lynn Anderson, whose Grammy-winning recording of “Rose Garden” was a major crossover hit in 1970. Lynn Anderson: Keep Me in Mind opens Sept. 15, 2017, and runs through June 24, 2018.
Anderson emerged as a reliable hit artist in the 1970s, when she scored several #1 country chart-toppers (“Keep Me in Mind” among them) and many Top Ten successes. The “Rose Garden” Grammy was for Best Female Country Vocal Performance. The Academy of Country Music named Anderson Top Female Vocalist in 1967 and 1970, and the Country Music Association awarded her Female Vocalist of the Year honors in 1971. Anderson was the first female country singer to sell out Madison Square Garden. She was an award-winning equestrian, with trophies and ribbons to prove her prowess at riding show horses and cutting horses. Anderson continued to perform and record until her death in 2015.
Highlights in the exhibition Lynn Anderson: Keep Me in Mind:
- Chiffon gown with rhinestone- and bead-embellished bodice worn by Anderson on the cover of the 1970 album Rose Garden
- Grammy for Best Country Female Vocal Performance, for “Rose Garden”
- Hat by Shorty’s Caboy Hattery, worn by Anderson in performance at the 2009 Stagecoach Festival.
- Nathan Turk western shirt and pants with piping and floral embroidery worn by Anderson on a 1977 episode of ABC’s Starsky and Hutch.
- U. S. Marine Corps recruiting poster inspired by “Rose Garden” and autographed to Anderson by USMC Gunnery Sgt. Charles A. Taliano.
- Parade saddle and tack used by Anderson at equestrian events.
One of the most visited museums in the United States, with an unduplicated collection of more than 2.5 million artifacts, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum celebrates its fiftieth anniversary in 2017. Anderson’s installation joins revealing exhibitions devoted to Jason Aldean, Loretta Lynn and Shania Twain. An exhibition on Faith Hill and Tim McGraw will open in November.
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