Chris O’Kelley

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Today’s Fact Of The Day In Country Music History is about The Man In Black.  On March 22, 1988, The Country Music Hall Of Fame opened a brand new exhibit, “Johnny Cash, The Man In Black.”  Some of the items included high school report cards, different musical instruments, and the jacket he wore in his very first concert in 1956.

After a trip to Nashville last week, Tee and I made another trip to see the latest exhibits in the Country Music Hall Of Fame.  Of course, Johnny Cash still has a spot in the Hall.  Some of the artists that have new exhibits up on our trip included:

The Ones We Saw Of Today’s Country Stars

  • Miranda Lambert
  • Josh Turner
  • Parker McCullum.
  • Cody Johnson
  • Taylor Swift
  • Chris Stapleton

The Legends Of Country We Saw

  • Waylon Jennings
  • Merle Haggard
  • Hank Sr.
  • Keith Whitley
  • John Cash
  • Marty Robbins

A few things stay there forever.  Elvis Presley’s first limo is there, along with the original Trans-Am from Smokey and The Bandit, and the Patsy Cline exhibit stays up.  The Country Music Hall Of Fame does an amazing job at keeping the exhibits fresh and exciting so that every time you go, you’ll get a new look at something you may have seen many times before.

I would suggest that if you make a trip to Nashville ever, please put the Country Music Hall of Fame on your list of things to do and see.  If you are a country music lover like I am, You can spend hours in the hall taking in all the history of Today’s Country and The Legends of Country also.