The Boot News Roundup: Dolly Parton Exhibit Coming to Grammy Museum + More
Welcome to The Boot's News Roundup, a morning rundown of the news country music fans need to know. Read on to learn more about the latest goings-on in the country, Americana, bluegrass and folk genres.
A new exhibit at the Grammy Museum will showcase the iconic looks of country legend Dolly Parton. The exhibit, called Diamond in a Rhinestone World: The Costumes of Dolly Parton, will include "iconic costumes and pieces from [Parton's] personal archive," including the pink dress she wore for the Backwoods Barbie album cover and costumes from her "Home" music video. The exhibit is set to open at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles on Feb. 4, just days before Parton will be honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year.
In collaboration with SiriusXM's Outlaw Country channel, Jamey Johnson is headed out on tour in 2019. The artist announced the upcoming slate of 24 dates on Instagram -- welcome news for fans who missed Johnson out on the road in 2018. The tour kicks off in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Feb. 16 and will make stops in California, Utah, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Georgia before concluding in San Antonio, Texas, on June 6. Tickets for the shows are currently on sale via Johnson's website.
Nashville's iconic Bluebird Cafe is the subject of a documentary that will premiere at South By Southwest in March. Titled Bluebird, the film highlights the history of the 90-seat venue -- which has long served as a training ground for the genre's finest writers and performers -- and features intimate performances from Taylor Swift, Garth Brooks, Jason Isbell, Maren Morris and more artists. Directed by Brian Loschiavo, the film will screen during the film portion of SXSW, which runs March 8-17 in Austin, Texas.