Loretta Lynn Will Have Her Own Country Music Hall of Fame Exhibit in 2017
Loretta Lynn is among the country artists whose life and career will be highlighted in special exhibits at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum throughout 2017. The organization revealed the news on Wednesday (Jan. 11), the third in their week-long string of announcements about 2017 programming.
"I am so happy the Country Music Hall of Fame has asked me to be one of their main exhibits in 2017 ... gonna show off my 50-some-odd years in country music!" Lynn says in a press release. "They best have a big space ... I have a lot of stuff!"
Lynn's Country Music Hall of Fame exhibit is scheduled to open on Aug. 25, 2017, and run through June 11, 2018. The country icon adds that she is "so proud to share my life and music with the Hall of Fame."
Lynn, who will turn 85 in April, released a new album, Full Circle, in 2016; the project earned her a career-high chart debut and a nomination at the 2017 Grammy Awards. The singer will celebrate her birthday with two shows at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium in mid-April.
Each year, the Country Music Hall of Fame features rotating exhibits about country music’s stars of today. In 2017, to celebrate its 50th anniversary, the Hall of Fame is releasing its entire slate of planned exhibits for the year in one week (Jan. 9-13), instead of revealing plans throughout the year; in addition to the news of Lynn's exhibit, thus far, the organization has shared plans for exhibits about Jason Aldean and Shania Twain. Fans can follow along with the week’s announcements on the Hall of Fame’s website and social media accounts, and enter to win trips to each exhibit’s opening reception.
Loretta Lynn Through the Years