On Saturday March 24, 2012, the Country Music Hall of Fame will be opening an exhibit called, “The Bakersfield sound: Buck Owens, Merle Haggard and California Country. The exhibit will be open for two years and will be narrated by Dwight Yoakam. Follow the jump for more information.
MUSEUM Director Kyle Young had this to say about the exhibit:
“From its earliest chapters on through to today, California has played a significant role in Country music history. Long before the Outlaws or alternative Country, the Bakersfield sound evolved specifically to suit a time and a place, made an indelible mark on popular music, and spawned two of the most charismatic stars in the firmament.”
The exhibit is following the year-run of Family Tradition: The Williams Family Legacy, that closes on December 31st. The Bakersfield Sound will be accompanied by a series of school programs, family programs, live performances, panel discussions, films and more. It will run through December 31, 2013.
Make sure you check it out the next time you’re in Nashville. Maybe for CMA Fest 2012.