One of ABC’s most popular new television shows meets one of Nashville’s most popular attractions when the new “Nashville” display comes to the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. Based upon the hit TV program, “Nashville”: Like A Country Song will open at the Country Music Hall of Fame on April 5 and will run through October 31, 2013. The exhibition, dedicated to the television series–which in turn is dedicated to Music City, will feature costumes, props, a script, and more from the popular program and will be part of the museum’s permanent exhibition on the second floor.
Founded in 1961 by the Country Music Association, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum documents the history and traditions of country music. The Country Music Hall of Fame spotlights exhibits that support the museum’s core exhibition, “Sing Me Back Home: A Journey Through Country Music.” The displays are usually rotated often, and spotlight particular people, aspects of country music, special anniversaries, or recently donated items.
Some of the memorable objects on display in the “Nashville”: Like a Country Song exhibit will include:
- The bronze metallic cocktail dress with copper sequins and beading, and snakeskin platform shoes, worn by Rayna Jaymes (Connie Britton) and the beaded, strapless mini-dress, worn by Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere) when they performed “Wrong Song.”
- A script of the “Nashville” pilot episode, autographed by cast members Powers Boothe, Clare Bowen, Connie Britton, Eric Close, Charles Esten, Jonathan Jackson, Sam Palladio, Hayden Panettiere and Robert Ray Wisdom and the 2009 Gretsch G6121-1955 Chet Atkins solid body guitar and personalized strap played by Deacon Claybourne (Charles Esten) in the pilot episode of “Nashville.”
- One of Scarlett O’Connor’s (Clare Bowen) Boho-inspired dresses, a black lace dress with silky skirt.
- A Gibson LG-2 guitar belonging to Gunnar Scott (Sam Palladio).
- More art, props and costumes from the show.
“Nashville” focuses on the drama in the lives of country music stars, their families, friends and the country music industry. The show is filmed on location in Nashville and gives viewers a more-or-less realistic look inside Music City and the music industry. Executive music producer, T-Bone Burnett makes sure the show’s music keeps that authentic Nashville sound. “Nashville” airs on Wednesday nights on ABC.
The “Nashville”: Like A Country Song exhibit runs April 5 – Oct. 31 at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, TN.
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